Nutrition nugget: Feeding tips for a multicat household
Fluffy needs a special diet but Whiskers always leaps to the food dish first and scarfs a diet not even meant for her portly self. Ciera Miller, CVT, a Firstline board member, serves up these solutions to teach pet owners to feed their cats separately.
> If possible, suggest pet owners isolate the cat with the special dietary need, whether it’s for weight management, urinary, gastrointestinal and so on—for each feeding.
> Teach pet owners to strive for portion feeding instead of free feeding. If the cats are used to being free fed, this can take some getting used to. Remind pet owners to start with smaller frequent meals and start to wean the amount of feedings to two to three times a day.