OK, I've got my two boys & Jordan is very good about eating when he's hungry & not eating when he's not, but then there is Levi. I guess I'm not sure if free feeding would work with him because I was putting a cup of food in their bowls, but he was always finishing his & then moving on to his brothers left overs. They get mainly dry food & once a week they get a wet food treat. I worry because Levi has a heart murmur & at 7-8 months old weighs about 8.5#. I'm not sure exactly what he weight when I got him, but the first time I took him to the vet he weight 7.5#, the following week he was up to 8#, the vet said switch to adult food so I did, but two weeks later he was at 8.5#, but he doesn't appear to be getting bigger anywhere but in the tummy. I talked to the vet & she said cut back to 1/2 a cup of food a day, which I have done, but I'm afraid now that Jordan isn't getting enough food becuase Levi eats out of both bowls. Obviously I want to have two healthy cats, but how do I go about feeding them? Is free feed the best assuming Levi will stop eating once he realizes he has food all the time, or is feeding on a schedual better so that both the cats eat what's in their bowl in the morning & then at night? I've never had a cat that was so focused on food before. Any ideas?
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12/2/03 at 5:13pm