Hungry Cat

by Peggy

Our cat is always hungry. We feed her in the mornings around 6 and then again around 3:30. We give her the wet food, but there is always dry food in another bowl. We started giving her a whole can in the a.m and p.m and she still seems hungry. In the evenings when she gets fed she seems satisfied, but then around 4:00 a.m she is hungry again.Can you tell me what we are possibly doing wrong? We adopted her from the humane society in September 2010 and we were told she was about 5 months old.

Answer by Kate
Hi well there are medical conditions which can make a cat hungry but at 5 months she would be young to be suffering from them. It may be worth having her checked by a vet though to make sure.

i am more likely to say that it is pure greed. Normally cats regulate how much they eat but some cats don't and it appears that they are always asking for food. In this case it is up to you to make sure that you don't over feed them and to keep to a set routine of feeding times.

Check on the container of the food you are feeding to see how much she should be eating in a dat and then break this amount up into 4 set times to feed her. Mix the food with some dry biscuits too to help fill her up.

the worst thing you can do is to keep feeding her, this will only encourage the behavior and also make her fat and unwell.

i have some pages about cat food and nutrition which you may find of further interest here

best wishes Kate

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