Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
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Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
How do I get my cat on a different schedule? He wakes me up anywhere between 1am and 4am to eat.
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.