Cat stealing food
Our cat Hobbs is a hungry guy. He was diagnosed as a hypoglycemic by our vet. We switched him (and everyone) to wet food. He gets Purina DM to help with his sugar level. The problem is that as soon as he finishes his food, he goes right for one of his brothers' or sister's bowl. It's almost like he doesn't know when to stop eating. A friend came by to feed them while we were out for a couple of days. He stuffed himself with an entire ration of hard food and promptly got sick (showing us that there is a bottom to the bottomless pit). After a day or two of recovering from an upset belly, he's back at it. It's very trying. His food is a different brand than the other three, but he was doing this even back when all four of them ate the same thing.
We feed them, but can't simply leave them alone. We have to constantly guard the food of the other three cats so he doesn't steal it. The other three aren't speedy eaters (like Hobbs) so it can take up to five minutes or so of constant deflecting. I'm not sure what to do. He's a good weight and his metabolism is slowing down (a good sign for a hypoglycemic cat), but he insists that he needs ALL THE FOOD. What can we do? How can we keep him busy and give the others a chance? Feeding him in a separate room isn't very practical for our situation.
Answer by Kate
I'm sorry but the only answer will be to feed your cat first then to remove him from the room while the other cats have their food. If a cat is like this there is not much you can do a part from restricting food access.
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