Monday, 14 July 2014

Getting your cat into a good feeding routine

Everyone who knows me knows that I'm mad about my cat. Her name is Patch and she's 17 years old, although you wouldn't believe it if you saw her. She's lived with us and has been a part of our family since she was twelve weeks old. Nowadays she rarely goes outside and spends a lot of time sleeping but when she's not asleep, her second favourite thing to do is eat. She obviously takes after me!

When you first get a cat, as well as litter training them, it's important that you get them into a good feeding routine. There's nothing worse than being woken up at 5am with one paw up your nose and another in your mouth because your kitty thinks it's breakfast time! We've always made sure that Patch is fed in the morning around 7:30 (no earlier unless she's really being a pain) and again as soon as someone is home (around 5:30). We also ensure her bowl is topped up if we are leaving the house and before bed. She always has a bowl of dry food and a bowl of water next to it, there's also a bowl of water upstairs and another outside for her. This way she's never hungry and we don't have her begging for food during the night. She has got more vocal over the past few months though, so if we're a little late for breakfast then she really lets us know!

We do give her treats throughout the day as well, she loves milk and Dreamies but her absolute favourite thing is trying to get tit-bits of anything that my dad is eating. If he's eating, you'll find Patch sat next to him giving those eyes that you can't say no to. Do always try to avoid giving your cat bits of your food though, as this isn’t great for their little tummies. Instead, always give them some nutritious and delicious cat food, such as Hill's Pet.

Do you have a cat? I'd love to hear all about them!


  1. Couldn't agree with this more, so many people I know complain about how naughty their cats as because they are always begging for food, but it is entirely their own fault for not setting routines!
    My cats rarely shout and moan for food because they know when they will be fed.
    They are terrible scabs though and love to try and steal my food :-/ x

  2. She is beautiful! And I really wouldn't say she is 17! My black cat Ode is 6 and he has already some grey hairs :-)
    We used to litter train our cats but then they started to go out and stopped using it, so no more cat litter trey in the house as it seems to be totally not needed at present.

  3. Aww shes beautiful <3 I love cats too but I'll be honest I have spolit my cat so much that he desn't have a proper feeding routine x

  4. Recently got a cat (I've never had one before) and didn't even consider the that I should be keeping it topped off -- I've just been filling her bowl when it's empty. (And she's so demanding when it gets empty!)
    From now on I'll be feeding her on a routine.
    And your cat is adorable! xox


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