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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 02:31 PM
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How do I keep my small dog out of the cat food?
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Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 02:38 PM by benburch
Here is the issue;

We have a small young dog that we try to keep on a controlled diet, and three older cats who have been used to having a bowl of dry food at all times on the floor.

The dog, of course, wants to scarf up all the cat food.

We cannot move the food to an elevated spot because one of the cats is too old to jump to it.

I think the cats would suffer a lot of anxiety were we to feed them only once or twice a day and take the food away at other times.

What is the best approach here? Go to twice-daily feedings of the cats with the dog restrained to a different room and suffer though the cat-whining while they get used to it? Or is there some other way I have not thought of?

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