Cat with eating disorder

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    My kitten, Henry has gotten obese, since our two outdoor cats, Peter and Nicholas have moved indoors. Henry's sister, Lily, has no problem with the other cats, and no other cat is obese.

    He's obviously insecure, he lays his whole body down on top of the food bowl.

    How can I help him get over this before he explodes?

    I'm thinking of moving him into another room with his own food bowl.
     
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    Thats what I was going to suggest.

    Have a set din din time for them, and separate them during it.

    Obesity can kill them just like it can us.
     
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    Read the pet food manufacturer's label. Feed the critters, one and all. the minimum.
    You are the master of their domain.

    What is it about "meow" that you don't like?


    Here's a test: "MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW"

    Your response?
     
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    Are they self feeding... as in a bowl of food out all he time? If that is the case you will have to have feeding times and each cat have his or her own food bowl....

    If he is laying his whole body over the food ...that is called "food guarding" ... a natural dominance thing. It is saying... MY FOOD.... keep back. Growling is not uncommon. Watch to make sure he his not chewing off the whiskers of the other cats.....


    How old is he... and has he been to the vet. Was he wormed?
     
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    Get a large dog.
     
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    I've had the cats food on free serve. You're suggesting a set dinner time. Hmm.
     
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    My cat gets three ( count 'em, 3) 1/4 cup scoops in the morning...

    "One for you, one for me, and one for the mysterious guest that sneaks up in the night and eats the remainder". I tell my cat every day.

    Read the directions. Stop listening to MEOW.

    Your pet is bored. Bored out of it's ever loving fucking mind.
    It's not hungry. It's bored. And it's your fault and it's your problem.

    Entertain the animal. Take it's mind off of the food.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I've heard this referred to as Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome--"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"
     
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    Here's an odd solution I just read about:

    "Snappy became so heavy that she could no longer jump from a chair to the floor without knocking the wind out of her. We tried everything we could think of. Finally, my husband just fed her all she could eat and more. He just stood there and kept putting more down. She ate until she threw up and then she ate more. This went on for several days. Then she just stopped overeating. It took some time but eventually she got back down to a "fighting" weight and she could run and jump again."
     
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    Buy one of those lazer pointers for $2.95. Cats chase the shit out of that little red dot. Stupid fuckers.

    Hither and yon they doth scamper.
     

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