How to throw away less food . . .

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by JeanW, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. JeanW

    JeanW Member

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    Please give me your best tips.

    Sometimes Pretty Girl will eat food that's been in the refrigerator and sometimes she won't. Since she free feeds I always leave out food for her and her non-diabetic twin, Sweet Pea. Sometimes it's eaten but often a lot is left 10 or 12 hours later.

    What do you do to avoid throwing away so much food? Or is that just how it is?
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    If they consistently eat much less than you leave out, couldn't you leave less out?

    I add bone broth and water to my girls' food and microwave it a few seconds to warm it up. If I am around, I will add additional water a time or two to freshen it up a bit. They always seem to end up eating more after I do that.
     
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  3. JeanW

    JeanW Member

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    I know, right? That seems to make the most obvious sense. I think it's that I worry there won't be enough while I'm gone or asleep . . . so maybe it's just my thinking that needs to be adjusted. :cool:

    Yes, I add water when I'm around but they are often wise to it and won't eat it after it's been there a while. Just being cats. :D
     
  4. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes mine eat everything left out, sometimes there’s a bunch left. We have strays we feed so they eat most of the leftovers.
     
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  5. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    Just get more cats and maybe even a dog. One of mine, including my dog as the last result, always finish everything. Some of them, especially the dog, also cleans the cans.
     
  6. alexthecat

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    My civvie is a former stray. He eats all the cat food. There are no leftovers. So, yeah... just adopt another cat that isn't picky about food. :woot:
     
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  7. jayla-n-Drevon

    jayla-n-Drevon Well-Known Member

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    I miss my stray cat!! we waste way too much
     
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  8. Butterball

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    Some cats prefer smaller more frequent meals. My diabetic cat won’t eat a full 3oz can in one sitting. So I give him half of one each serving.

    If you’re serving from the fridge, do you ever warm it up a little? Cold cat food will have virtually no smell or aroma, two things that are quite important to a cat.
     
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  9. JeanW

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    Thanks all for the ideas and suggestions. :D And especially the one about getting a dog. :smuggrin:

    I have 3 other cats already. They are picky too.
     
  10. alexthecat

    alexthecat Member

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    I've found that my cats regain interest in leftover food if I stir it around in their dish. They think that makes it new again or something.
     
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