After months of searching online and unable to find any conclusive evidence, I'm finally turning to Catster to help me with my feeding problem!
I have one cat who is 18 lbs. YES!! 18 lbs!!!! Her "sister" is only 9 1/2 lbs. Gee, I wonder what's going on here. :-k
I had them eating free range food because Bastet, the skinny cat, will NOT eat at a set time. She prefers to nibble throughout the day. She actually dropped down to 8 lbs (could clearly feel all her bones, too!) when I tried to regulate their feeding times.
Well, I've switched to Wellness. I am TRYING to revert back to feeding times, but many, multiple feeding times so Bastet (skinny cat) will get enough to eat. I'm feeding 4 times a day now (I know, so tedious), and each time, Nefrit (fat cat) eats all her food and finishes FIRST while Bastet has a few bites and walks away... grrr...
Anyway, this is how much I'm feeding and what:
3 times a day: 1/4 cup dry food split b/w their two bowls
Once a day: one quarter of a 3 oz can for Nefrit, but just one eighth of a 3 oz can for Bastet (that is all she will eat).
Bastet still has about half her food leftover after each dry feeding, so I just empty it back into the bag, or else Nefrit will eat it.
What do you guys think about this routine? Is Nefrit still eating too much? Is Bastet in danger of not eating ENOUGH?