When Dori was a kitten I got into the habit of giving her treats right before I left the house. It started because I wanted to give her kisses goodbye but she wouldn't come to me before I left, so I grabbed the treats as a way of getting her to come to me. This has gone on for almost a year now. Every morning once she hears me turn the hair dryer off she knows there is only a few minutes before I leave and she practically tries to rush me out so she can have her treats. I think this was a bad thing to get started because even if I go out the door to run to the store she expects treats before I leave. I haven't had the heart to deny them to her because as I am walking down the stairs outside I hear her crying. I guess it doesn't help that I feel guilty enough all ready that I work full time and have school 4 nights a week. I give her the crunchy tarter control friskies treats (the only ones she will eat). I give her about 10 in the morning and if I come home at lunchtime and leave again I give her maybe 6 or 7 more. I never worried about it much before because she was really skinny, but since she got spayed around Christmas time the weights been coming on. I am assuming it's unhealthy for them to get too fat, so is there a treat I can give her that is not fattening, or do I have to break her of the habit? If I need to break her of the habit, what is the best way?
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3/10/04 at 6:55am