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How to Feed Different Diets in a Multiple Cat Household: Eight Quick Tips

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Puzzle feeders come in all shapes and sizes. A simple Google search for “puzzle feeders for cats” will provide many options for purchasing or even making your own. One of the easiest puzzle feeders to make is to cut holes in plastic water bottles, drop some dry food inside and then put the caps back on. Place the bottles on their sides and you have a very cheap and effective puzzle feeder.

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Here’s more information on puzzle feeders:

The Benefits of Using Puzzle Feeders

8. Don’t Give Up

Doing a changeover from feeding the cats all the same food or from free-feeding will require planning and patience but it’s worth it to ensure their continued good health. Don’t give up. If you’re frustrated or are having trouble, talk to your veterinarian for advice.


And remember, if you’re doing a diet changeover that wasn’t prescribed by your veterinarian, make sure you discuss your plans with the doctor first before making any nutritional adjustments.

Need More Information?

This article is not intended to be a replacement for the veterinary advice you need for your individual situation. If you have questions about your cat’s health or nutritional requirements, contact your veterinarian. For more information about cat behavior and training, you can find answers in any of the books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. Pam’s books are available through your favorite online book retailers, at bookstores everyone and here on our website.

For more information on cat behavior and training, refer to the articles on our website and the best-selling books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior or health, contact your veterinarian. This article is not intended as a medical diagnosis nor is it a replacement for your cat’s regular veterinary care. This article is for general information purposes only.