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Old July 18th, 2011, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by winterone View Post
@Myka - even if the portions are controlled, you recommend leaving the food down for only 15 minutes twice a day? Scully, the overweight one, is notorious for having a few bites then being okay to walk away (one of the many reasons why I just couldn't understand why she became overweight!)
Yes, 15 minutes us enough. They will learn to eat enough in that time. This is have I have heard to be recommended in person and via conferences from "cat experts" and holistic/integrated vets. Free feeding is what often allows cats (and dogs) to become overweight. If you aren't comfortable with that, you could do 3 times per day. There really isn't any reason to free feed or feed more than 2-3 times per day. Feeding like this also helps to keep each cat to their own dish, so one isn't skinny and the other fat.
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