Hi, about two mos. ago I adopted this otherwise sweet male from a no-kill shelter where he'd basically been caged most of his life. He's a third cat here now (just lost a long-timer 3 mos ago). Well, at first I thought being at the shelter had made him a little nuts when it came to feeding time, and his manic, scavenging ways would eventually ease off, but they haven't, and it's getting old! Not only does he practically inhale the food (canned & crunchies) before I even open it, then make a charge to the other cats' bowls (I've got a sort of routine worked out now to deal with it... just), but spends all his time otherwise hunting down food... licking clean dishes in the drainer, going thru acrobatics trying to access anything in containers, licking the floor near where he's eaten (that one's standard!), literally leaping into the fridge every single time I open it, etc. etc. He's been dewormed (not that he particularly showed any signs of having worms anyhow), is not hyper/hypothyroid or diabetic, and I believe it's all mental, but it's no longer cute and while I'm not going to give him back to the shelter or anything, I realllly could use some advice. I've had so many cats over so long, but this is way beyond the time I'd expect any one to need to adjust. Thanks!
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11/16/07 at 10:00am