My two kittens adopted me a few weeks ago. They are both 3 month old males and are really really cute - well all kittens are I guess! They eat out of the same dish and sleep on the same bed and for most of the time ignore me altogether. Yesterday I noticed one of them passing lose stools. Googled on the net and found that the answer that most probably fits my problem is the overeating that this little one is indulging in. When I relate what I witness at home, I found it very plausible because this guy heads for the food bowl much more often and seems to enjoy eating a lot more than his friend. I guess he must be crazy about food because he even purrs while eating. The solution suggested on the google sites was simple. Keep the food from getting near the glutton. Reduce his intake. Prevent him from overeating. Ok so here are my questions:
- How do I feed the cowboys? I had read somewhere that letting the cats eat whenever they want to is not bad. Most cats nibble and snack a little all day. But in my case one of the gangsters is going overboard eating and making himself sick in the process. How do I prevent him from overeating?
- Since the cats are at home by themselves, how do I prevent the greedy-gut from hogging too much, possibly even eating his friend’s share. In other words how do I ensure that the one who does not have the problem gets his normal share of food and the stuffer gets to eat less at least until he gets better.
- And lastly how much of dry cat food should I be feeding each of them? I know it is there on the box but I do not know how my hand should feel holding 90 grams in it.