- Feb 27, 2017
- Orbassano - Italy
Done this. No unattended food around the house. I feed them elsewhere (*)I didn't go back an re-read everything, so if you have already explained that this option is not possible, sorry. For the most part, you can control no food being outside of the kitchen, so block off the kitchen all the time - and, feed them elsewhere.
We have doors at all rooms, I could easily close them in another room while we're eating, but I would feel so bad that probably I wouldn't eat, or I would lose my appetite knowing they're on the other side of a closed door, and no doubt I would hear them crying all time.There are DIY foldable doors made from shelving that you can create to accomplish this under most circumstances, and they would be easy to open and shut as needed.
As for a health reason, I'm wondering if having her spayed could solve the problem... I know the two things aren't related, but the spaying could make her more relaxed and her methabolism could change a bit.Right now, you can't find any health reason behind this problem, so all you can do is attempt to break the habit by removing her from the area of temptation
She's 6 months and two weeks old.
Over here, vets tend to wait till 7 months of age before spaying, unless there are early signs of heat.
We had planned the surgery for the end of April or early May, but following the neurological issues Freya had in the last three weeks, I think the vets would like to have more data and info on her physical conditions before doinf something that invasive, and unfortunately we're on hold for the next visits and tests because the neurologist at the clinic is still positive to covid...
I do not like yelling at her either, I feel so bad afterwards, last night I hardly slept for what I had done...She can't really be any more frustrated by being temporarily re-located to another room during meals than she is by being pushed away, having someone blow in her face, or being yelled at - yes? You really would be doing a favor for her - and, you as well.