- Sep 7, 2018
I don’t have multiple cats. I couldn’t tell you how feeders work with multiple cats. It might just be easier for both cats to go on the same food and same feeding schedule. Dry food isn’t necessary at all. The other cat may end up avoiding future health issues by not eating a lifetime of dry.Oscar loves wet food, and before switching to I/D he barely ever ate dry food! I don't think he would have noticed then if I removed the dry food suddenly one day, when he was always eating the fancy feast savory centers. But he seems to prefer the dry food of the I/D now, so he was pretty annoyed with me for that. You're completely right about not trying to make the change so suddenly, though, and also just sticking to it until he's used to it.
The other issue here is I do have another cat. He is only 2 1/2 and eats totally different food (just regular old dry food), obviously. But now they have this power play thing going where they get pissed at each other when one of them is eating a different food, and they both try to sneakily eat the others' food. It's a constant game of picking up and putting down the right food for the right boy and keeping eyes on them when one is eating. Oscar in particular is also a major grazer, so he wants to be fed about 453123 times a day. The other can go much longer stretches without getting antsy for food. (He's the weird one that is not food-motivated at all.)
Timed feeders sounds like a dream, especially for me, the one that is woken 53987452038945 times a night by Oscar needing a fresher snack (vs my wife who could literally sleep through a nuclear blast). But I wonder what your experience is with those and multiple cats who need different foods?
Which also brings me to what Margot Lane said about the chemo drugs and poop... would be worried about my other cat's exposure to things!
Aaand the questions just keep piling up!
As for the chemo and poop, it’s not that big a deal. It will be diluted by the cat first. As long as your other cat isn’t eating or playing with the poop, he should be fine.