My cat doesn't eat....

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Found 21st Dec 2009
.... when the tumble dryer is on. What should I do?

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turn the dryer off

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cant believe i just answered that

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I would have put a tenner on that being the first answer.

Her bother will sit happily munching away while the dryers on, but she runs a mile.

Wondered if there is anyone know of 'therapy' to get her used to it?

sassie;7291875

turn the dryer off



Haha:giggle:

earplugs......or put the washer on as well to balance it out

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JonnyTwoToes;7291905

I would have put a tenner on that being the first answer.Her bother will … I would have put a tenner on that being the first answer.Her bother will sit happily munching away while the dryers on, but she runs a mile.Wondered if there is anyone know of 'therapy' to get her used to it?



it aint 24 hrs a day is it, the cat will eat when its not on, its no biggie surely

Take the cat out of the tumble dryer?

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We can only feed it when we are home, and as we both work long hours, it doesn't get fed in the afternoon till around 7pm - then we have to do the cleaning so the dryer's usually on when the cat wants to eat.

It's too loud to have on at night. (the tumble dryer that is)

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sufchenko;7291923

earplugs......or put the washer on as well to balance it out



She's as timid as anything! Getting hold of her to put earplugs in would be a good start.

spic;7291961

Take the cat out of the tumble dryer?



Or if she's not already in it, maybe try putting her in? Like some kind of 'shock therapy'?

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Cool. So the answer to get my cat to eat at night is to put her in the tumble dryer? You haven't got pets have you?

Can you not feed her and wait 10 minutes until she is finished AND then turn the dryer on?

deek72;7291992

Or if she's not already in it, maybe try putting her in? Like some kind … Or if she's not already in it, maybe try putting her in? Like some kind of 'shock therapy'?



May as well put her in the washing machine first.

Not trying to be cruel but...
Starve them for a bit....then feed the cat while the dryer is on. The cat won't have a choice but to eat the food.

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j9mcl;7292015

Can you not feed her and wait 10 minutes until she is finished AND then … Can you not feed her and wait 10 minutes until she is finished AND then turn the dryer on?



Sounds logical but she won't eat straight away. She's a weird cat (you've probably guessed).

We can leave food out in the morning and she won't eat it until her brother has finished and we have left the house.
I know some people have disorders where they can't go to the toilet if people are close to them, sometimes even if they are in the same house.

I'm wondering if my cat has something that won't allow her to eat whilst anything is near her?

She's very thin!

j9mcl;7292015

Can you not feed her and wait 10 minutes until she is finished AND then … Can you not feed her and wait 10 minutes until she is finished AND then turn the dryer on?



Ding Ding, or you could be even kinder and relocate the food bowls to a safer feeling place for the cats.

Move the cats dinner bowl.....

It doesn't HAVE to be next to the Tumble Dryer.

If Puss doesn't like it - you cant aclimatise them to it - without LOTS of time and enery and stress for both.....

Move the dinner bowl, or use ur tumble dryer after she has eaten.....

After all - its her feelings too, not just as and when you turn on / off the dryer.....

xxxxx

Purrrrrrrrr

sufchenko;7292039

Not trying to be cruel but...Starve them for a bit....then feed the cat … Not trying to be cruel but...Starve them for a bit....then feed the cat while the dryer is on. The cat won't have a choice but to eat the food.


what a stupid reply. how often is the dryer on? this really isn't something you should have to ask advice about, unless you're a bit simple :roll:

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sufchenko;7292039

Not trying to be cruel but...Starve them for a bit....then feed the cat … Not trying to be cruel but...Starve them for a bit....then feed the cat while the dryer is on. The cat won't have a choice but to eat the food.



Tried it. She can go without food by the looks of it. We have to shut the door to her 'eating room' and force her to eat before we open the door.

or maybe get a dog?

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dataload;7292059

what a stupid reply. how often is the dryer on? this really isn't … what a stupid reply. how often is the dryer on? this really isn't something you should have to ask advice about, unless you're a bit simple :roll:



Try reading the thread.

JonnyTwoToes;7292068

Try reading the thread.


sorry i got bored after the first word you typed

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cloudthecat;7292058

Move the cats dinner bowl.....It doesn't HAVE to be next to the Tumble … Move the cats dinner bowl.....It doesn't HAVE to be next to the Tumble Dryer.If Puss doesn't like it - you cant aclimatise them to it - without LOTS of time and enery and stress for both.....Move the dinner bowl, or use ur tumble dryer after she has eaten.....After all - its her feelings too, not just as and when you turn on / off the dryer.....xxxxxPurrrrrrrrr



Tried that as well.
The only time she will eat is if we give her ham (adult ham we are supposed to eat!) in the bedroom - even then she pulls it out your fingers and runs away to a dark place to eat.

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dataload;7292076

sorry i got bored after the first word you typed



Happy chirstmas! :santa:

JonnyTwoToes;7292052

She's a weird cat (you've probably guessed).


Yeah, we can probably guess where she picked it up from as well :whistling:



JonnyTwoToes;7292052

She's very thin!



Now I'm sure you're taking the Michael.

Its threads like this pearler that have got me into trouble in the past :w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::

http://www.katzenausstellung.at/images/photos/non-traditional-cat-bath.jpg&usg=AFQjCNFlQ8gjx7v1ypNonoUb1UGAs9Q6cA

Why not put the dryer on a timer, and have it switch on whilst you are at work, finishing just before you get home, then you can feed the cat with no dryer on ?

Can you not leave plenty of dry food out for the cats whilst at work,that way there is plenty available for her when the dryer is not on and her brother has had his fill.

One of my cats is funny about eating when others are around.....well she used to be.She is quite old now and has gone deaf this past year so noises don't bother her anymore and she eats regardless of whether the other cats are about or not.

Our eldest cat wont eat while the dryer or washing machine are on, its a nuisance sometimes but we just have to work around her.

JonnyTwoToes;7292013

Cool. So the answer to get my cat to eat at night is to put her in the … Cool. So the answer to get my cat to eat at night is to put her in the tumble dryer? You haven't got pets have you?


Why ask such a stupid question then?
Patient "Doctor, doctor my arm hurts when I lift it up"
Doctor "Don't lift it up then"

My cat doesn't eat....



My dog has no Nose

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Funder;7292341

Why not put the dryer on a timer, and have it switch on whilst you are at … Why not put the dryer on a timer, and have it switch on whilst you are at work, finishing just before you get home, then you can feed the cat with no dryer on ?



No timer on the dryer.
And I'm not paying for a new dryer before anyone comes up with that idea.

The amount of love and affection coming from this cat, simply doesn't warrant it!

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muckypup;7292404

Can you not leave plenty of dry food out for the cats whilst at work,that … Can you not leave plenty of dry food out for the cats whilst at work,that way there is plenty available for her when the dryer is not on and her brother has had his fill.One of my cats is funny about eating when others are around.....well she used to be.She is quite old now and has gone deaf this past year so noises don't bother her anymore and she eats regardless of whether the other cats are about or not.



That's exactly what we've started doing. IAMs is pretty expensive though!

JonnyTwoToes;7292673

The amount of love and affection coming from this cat, simply doesn't … The amount of love and affection coming from this cat, simply doesn't warrant it!



:w00t::w00t::w00t:

Sounds like its time for a sack,some bricks and a canal walk :w00t:

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rjmain;7292625

Why ask such a stupid question then?Patient "Doctor, doctor my arm hurts … Why ask such a stupid question then?Patient "Doctor, doctor my arm hurts when I lift it up"Doctor "Don't lift it up then"



I wouldn't call it stupid. Read the thread, understand why I can't simply turn the dryer off, and leave off the unhelpful quips.

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im still confused why you cant turn the dryer off whilst the cat has some food

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We get home at 6.30/7.00pm. We then feed the cats.

Poppy (the cat in question), won't eat until Jasper (her brother) has finished. Then she'll go and have a sniff and vanish for an hour. So then we put the dryer on (as we need to get it done before we go to bed) and she'll come back, sit in the kitchen and wait for the dyer to go off, THEN she'll go and eat. This can be around 10pm by the time everything is done and it would be a lot easier for her to eat whilst the dryer is on, like her brother does sometimes.

Just wondered if anyone else had a similar problem.

JonnyTwoToes;7292673

No timer on the dryer.And I'm not paying for a new dryer before anyone … No timer on the dryer.And I'm not paying for a new dryer before anyone comes up with that idea.The amount of love and affection coming from this cat, simply doesn't warrant it!



Buy a plug in timer, set the dryer ready and have the wall timer come on when needed ?. Unless the dryer is a totally digital one.

Different food ?, my cat goes of brands really quick and I need to rotate food brands often. He can go from shop own brand to top brand and back within a month.

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JonnyTwoToes;7292842

We get home at 6.30/7.00pm. We then feed the cats.Poppy (the cat in … We get home at 6.30/7.00pm. We then feed the cats.Poppy (the cat in question), won't eat until Jasper (her brother) has finished. Then she'll go and have a sniff and vanish for an hour. So then we put the dryer on (as we need to get it done before we go to bed) and she'll come back, sit in the kitchen and wait for the dyer to go off, THEN she'll go and eat. This can be around 10pm by the time everything is done and it would be a lot easier for her to eat whilst the dryer is on, like her brother does sometimes.Just wondered if anyone else had a similar problem.



so she does eat, just not when you want her to, thisa has to be a **** take, not a very good one, but nevertheless, have a good xmas

sounds like she's fine, just put her food out at 10pm
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