Mealtime in a Multiple Cat Home
A home with more than one cat may need more than one type of feeding routine. Because just as age, lifestyle and health of each cat can vary, so too can their dietary needs in terms of the types and amounts of food they should receive.
For example, an older cat may benefit from a senior diet that has high protein levels to maintain lean body mass, while a kitten will need a very specific diet to help them grow and thrive in their first year of life.
On the other hand, an overweight adult cat may be better suited toward a weight-management diet that still provides the nutrients she will need, while having fewer calories and/or more fiber than a standard formula.
If your home has different cats with different dietary needs, you’ll need them to eat from different bowls—which will require some adjustment if they typically dine together from the same bowl. You may want to try feeding them at the same time but in different rooms. If you feed them at the same time in the same place, be prepared to prevent them from straying and eating from each other’s bowls. However, after a period of time they should adjust to their new eating routine with less policing required by you!