As funny as this sounds, I have to monitor my cat crew closer than the dog crew. I have 2 cats that want whatever the other cats have.....and it's the same darn food.
. And to add - one of those 2 cats wants whatever the dogs have. Luckily there is not food aggression amongst my feline and canine crew regardless of whose head is where.
Not sure why it happens, but the cats that are being stared down simply move to another bowl and continue on their merry way. I think it a dominence or pecking order thing.