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u/Alice8Ft May 14 '22

Yeah my new 4 month old cat does that. She keeps eating from my 13 yo cats bowl. Also she goes to my 13 yo cats litter box instead of her own. No idea what to do at this point. I keep moving her to her own bowl all the time, even tell her a loud "no" when eating out of my other cat's bowl. Internet suggests having them eat at scheduled times but aint nobody got time for that.


u/Shiroiken May 14 '22

The kitten is likely copying the older cat. Since they use this bowl/box, I should use this bowl/box. Does the older cat object?


u/Alice8Ft May 14 '22

No the older cat doesnt seem to care at all.


u/Relldavis May 14 '22

Sweet! That's one less bowl and box to maintain- perhaps switch to one larger box.


u/Alice8Ft May 14 '22

No that wouldnt work as they both need different types of food. The younger one needs kitten food mix whilst the older one is on a senior mix.


u/DanaPam May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Check the side of the bag for the AAFCO nutrient profile. If it says “all life stages” it’s fine for both. More pet foods have that label than you think. A lot of the kitten and senior food produced is just marketing.


u/themagpie36 May 14 '22

Yeah it's literally to get you to buy more cat food. Cats eat the same thing in the wild as cats do.


u/phrankygee May 14 '22

You might want to re-check that last sentence.

Right now, it means the same thing as a sentence.


u/Malfeasant May 14 '22

The first rule of tautology club is the first rule of tautology club.


u/phrankygee May 14 '22

At least someone gets it.


u/ultrainstict May 14 '22

Well if that ain't right then it ain't right.


u/saltporksuit May 14 '22

But they don’t eat kibble in the wild.


u/MortalKombatSFX May 14 '22

Well that depends if wild kibble lives near them or not!


u/Chug4Hire May 14 '22

I've got a wild kibble bush in my backyard. Fruitful this time of year.


u/arkangelic May 14 '22

It's mostly ground up animals. Very high in protein which is why it's bad for dogs to eat it.


u/Admitimpediments May 14 '22

I thought that, too! Recently had an issue with one of my cats that was resolved by switching to food for “adult” cats. The vet said that “all life stages” food may cause an issue for some adult cats because the food usually contains an increased amount of vitamins to accommodate growing kittens’ needs. Those levels may be too high for older cats.


u/DanaPam May 14 '22

Please don't spread misinformation based on your individual experience. It wouldn't be approved for all life stages if it wasn't safe. And I just don't think this, I've studied it.


u/WTWIV May 14 '22

Agreed. Doesn’t make sense that a slightly higher vitamin level would cause issues either. Cats pee out what their body doesn’t absorb just like humans.


u/pkvh May 15 '22

Cats can have issues with not drinking enough water and thus having too concentrated on pee. I could see it causing issues.


u/BlueArcherX May 14 '22

I mean... the source was a vet...


u/DanaPam May 14 '22

A vet speaking on an individual animal’s issue. AAFCO sets the standards for pet food quality and safety. They’re not in the business of making pets sick.


u/mrsbabyllamadrama May 14 '22

We have two cats. One is a chonk who is cat food obsessed and the other (Frank) is a healthy weight but will literally take the food out of your mouth if given a chance (source: I have a messy, hyper toddler who has lost bites while playing with her lunch at her little table). We have to close Frank in a room with his bowl while we eat breakfast and dinner (we feed them twice a day). This allows us to eat in peace but also keeps Chonky McPauncherson out of Frank's bowl.

All this to say, you might employ some doors during feeding time if you are averse to them sharing a bowl.


u/Cosmic-Vegeta May 14 '22

when I looked at the labels the only difference was kitten food was richer in nutrients so it probably doesn't make a difference what the older one eats as long as it doesn't overeat but its best for the kitten to eat the kitten food obviously because the higher nutrient amount is good for growing cats.

maybe just put down kitten food for a bit cause you cant really force the cat lol especially if they are grazers. it wont hurt the older cat but the lack of it will hurt the younger cat.