New wet food, how to feed during the night

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Max99, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Max99

    Max99 Member

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    Hi all,

    My cat was diagnosed with pancreatitis just last week. She's been put on a new food, Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Moderate Calorie pouched food, which she absolutely loves (unless it's in a dish)! However, she was on dry food for years before, which we just left out for her to graze on through the day and night. During the day, we're home most of the time we can feed her as and when she requests.

    During the night though, I'm not sure what to do. I don't know how much I can leave out for her and how much she would eat during the night (also if she'd eat it all in one go and then not have any for hours before breakfast). Last night, I put some food out before going to bed and then in the morning, found she'd tipped her plate over and all the food was gone.

    Any tips or advice about what I can do so she doesn't go hungry during the night?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Many of us use a timed auto feeder. To keep it fresh, I mix a little water with the food, some freeze the food and it thaws by the time the feeder opens.
     
  3. Peggy & Oliver

    Peggy & Oliver Member

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    I use a CatMate and leave two servings of food set for 2 and 4 hours after my bedtime so I can get some sleep at night. It has a freezer pack and keeps the food fresh enough as we generally aim for every 4 hours, except sometimes different at night.

    https://www.chewy.com/cat-mate-c20-...VKCjTCh0u2wGQEAQYAiABEgKAYvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
  4. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I've never used a timed feeder. Are there any to avoid? Blobs of cat food jamming up the machine etc.
     

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