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where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

my cat is older she likes to eat a little food at a time. I dont know where to. put the food so the dog cant get it. I need to know where you put your cats food. the dog only goes after the food when I'm not around.
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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

When I had cats, I put their food on the counter in the hall bathroom.  It was the only place I could think of that the dogs couldn't get to.  The cats jumped up on the commode and then to the counter.  I have a friend who puts it in the laundry room.  She puts a gate at the door that the dogs can't jump over.


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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

We have the same problem with our cats and our golden retriever. We keep the cat's food on top of the dryer. They jump up there to eat. I've also used a cat tree house putting the food on a higher shelf with lower shelves so the cats could climb from shelf to shelf to get to the food. 

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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

Maybe the dog isn't getting enough of its own food?  Just a guess!

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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

We use our cat tree Cat Happy

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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

We don't free feed, our cats have meal times and eat all their food. They are fed up on a counter so the dogs don't bother them. 

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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

@ValuSkr I dont normally comment on snarky comments on these boards, but today I'm making an exception. Why would you feel the need to imply that those of us with this problem aren't giving our dogs enough to eat?  Your comment was so not helpful!  My golden gets plenty of love, care and food, but he'd eat the cat food no matter how much he gets to eat. Get over yourself!!

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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

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The dog gets fed in the kitchen.
The cats, when we had them, got fed in the laundry room.

We trained the dog that he isn't allowed in the laundry room.
All our cats are gone now, but the dog still doesn't go into the laundry room.

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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

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@ValuSkr wrote:

Maybe the dog isn't getting enough of its own food?  Just a guess!


I seriously doubt that.  Dogs are notorious for not policing themselves or reaching a level of feeling full and satisfied to where they would turn down more food.  In other words, they'll eat anything and everything in sight, if given the chance. 

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Re: where do you put you cats food when the dog wants to eat it.

I tried the kitty tree but mt terrier can clime it when Im not around. my dog get pleanty to eat but cat food is full of protein more the dogs should have according to the vet.