Six Common Cat Feeding Mistakes

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    Cat Feeding Mistakes: Too Much Food

    Probably the most common mistake people make when feeding cats is over-feeding, says Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN, professor of medicine and nutrition, the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research, in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Tennessee. “Obesity is the most common nutritional disease seen in cats.”

    Although a pudgy kitty may look kind of cute, obesity is associated with a host of cat health issues, from diabetes to arthritis, urinary tract disease to heart problems. In fact, Bartges tells WebMD that cats may suffer from something similar to that very human condition, metabolic syndrome.

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    Giving a cat food is the first mistake.

    Never feed cats, lest they breed and stay around.
     
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    lol...yeah, that would work like another entitlement program, wouldn't it???
     
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    Unless you give cats all they can eat, they just won't shut the fuck up.
     
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    Sound like kittie's in control?? I'm in control at my house. :) And my cat is the perfect weight and quiet. She knows who is the "Pack Leader."
     
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    I guess I'm just pussy whipped.
     
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    If you put them in the dryer for 5 minutes before you feed them it will cut your cat food bill in half.
     
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    Are all you guys intimidated by women, too?? lol
     
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    My cats have a buffet of four different varieties of dry cat food, 24/7/365.

    They get special treats in separate bowls twice a day.

    Unlike dogs, cats will not wolf down food until it's all gone. They will graze if food is available consistently, all the time. I have to replenish the buffets about once a week.

    None of my cats have any weight issues whatsoever. KEY to all this is, fresh water kept available 27/7/365. Cats drink alot more than is generally known and will drink alot if you keep fresh water available.

    The accepted wisdom of not feeding your cats to control weight is wrong. Keep food available 24/7 and they won't eat as much! They will graze with little nibble sessions a few times a day.
     
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    Well the wife isn't exactly the perfect weight, and she sure as hell isn't quiet but she has a good idea who the pack leader is.
     

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