Weight Control in a Two-Cat House

Exercise alone won't help a cat lose weight. The two cats may need separate mealtimes.

By J. Veronika Kiklevich, DVM | Posted: Tue Jan 11 00:00:00 PST 2005

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You might want to try to limit the amount of dry food that Maggie eats. Over the years many of my clients have solved this problem in different ways. You might try placing Tozi's food up on higher grounds, preferably a place that Maggie is unable to reach. Then you'll want to place a little food down lower where they both (or probably primarily Maggie) have access to it. If all else fails, you might consider separating the two during mealtime.

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Janet    Bethlehem, PA

7/7/2013 9:53:27 AM

good article, thanks

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

10/20/2012 5:55:06 PM

good article, thanks

CatChannel Editor    Irvine, CA

9/20/2012 9:09:44 AM

Rebecca -- That sounds like a great solution that you've come to. Good thinking!

Rebecca    Edmonton, AB

9/19/2012 3:39:39 PM

I have a similar issue with my 2 kitties. One's a finicky slow eater, and the other will gobble up everything in sight, and if she doesn't get food when she wants it, she displays some very destructive behaviors. We've recently tried giving them both very tiny portions several times throughout the day, careful not to exceed the recommended daily portion. This makes the finicky one hungry enough to eat his small portion, and keeps the piggy satisfied to have a snack every few hours. Is it a good idea to keep this up?

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