I've left dry cat food out for him, but he refuses to eat it, I've left canned food out, but he still wakes me up to eat. He refuses to drink water out of any container, even the toilet bowl is not good enough for him any more so I think he's trying to get his water through freshly opened canned food. And he is now begging for cannned food about 5-6 times per day through a 24 hour period and he's gaining weight, I give him about 11/2-2 hours of exercise in the evenings. I'm about ready to send his name to craigs list for a free night owl or someone who's is awake all night, I work a laborous job and need my sleep.
I've tried closing my door at night, but he started to whine loudly waking up the rest of the house, and started to destroy the carpet under the door. squirt bottle isn't effective in stopping it.