Keeping Flies Out of Cat's Food

I have to feed my cat in the garage because of small children around. The cat will only eat wet food. It stinks and draws flies! The cat eats a little bit all day, so it makes it hard to feed her in the house in the morning or at night. How can I keep the flies away? Thanks.

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By cheryl from Oakley, CA

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May 20, 20101 found this helpful
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It may take a little while but your cat will eat dry food if you stop feeding her wet food; the cat will start eating the dry food when she's hungry.

it will also be much better for the cat in the short term (no flies eggs in her food) and in the long run too. Cats and dogs that eat only soft wet food end up with terrible dental problems as they age.

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July 12, 20163 found this helpful

You are misinformed about dry food being better for cats because of dental issues. Cats have pointed sharp teeth and there is no abrasion effect when they eat dry. The dry food is shattered or swallowed whole.

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And cats will not eat ANYTHING they don't like. They will literally starve first or die from hepatic lipidosis ( fatty liver) within 48 hours of not eating. Google it!!!!!!!

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April 24, 20172 found this helpful

Dry food only diet is the worst for cats. Causes kidney failure, diabetes.

Find another way.

catinfo.org

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Anonymous
June 10, 20172 found this helpful

No, sorry. Dry cat food is the cause of so many diseases of older cats. Cats need more water in their diet than they get by just drinking water along with eating dry food. I've learned this the hard way, losing one cat to kidney failure and another to bladder cancer.

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May 15, 20182 found this helpful

The myth that cats teeth rot w cat food is just that: a myth. Why should u trust me? Im a vet tech and asked this question to all my vets. In fact, dried food is pretty bad for your cat in general.

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Trust me I get it. I have two cats and would LOVE it if dried food were good for them. I hate the smell and mess but it is what it is. Do your own research

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June 15, 20180 found this helpful

Dry cat food draws flies too! Like crazy! I have to pour the dry food a good distance from my house for the stray cats I feed.

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Anonymous
June 25, 20180 found this helpful

Seriously thank you Captain Obvious there's got to be something but thanks for your input

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Anonymous
June 27, 20180 found this helpful

No longer true. Most cats don't drink enough water and thus wet food is reccomended now.

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October 7, 20181 found this helpful

Take a clear plastic bag(like a thick xlarge ziplock), fill it with water, and one penny and hang it from a string. Do several of these.

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It works!! The penny in the water bag creates a light reflection that detracts flys..this method has been used in barns to protect horses for hundreds of years!! What a great, cheap solution!!

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April 7, 20190 found this helpful

I have stopped feeding all dry cat food..it is very bad for most cats. One of mine has made repeated trips to the vet because of crystals in his urine..he gets totally stopped up. A feral cat that is not watched like a hawk, as i do my kitty, could die a terrible painful death from FLUTD. (Feline urinary tract disease) It has cost me a fortune, he has spent days and days in the hospital. I'VE HAD 2 OTHER CATS WITH THE SAME THING.. NO MORE DRY CAT FOOD.

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June 19, 20190 found this helpful

Flies will lay their eggs in dry animal food left outside as well as wet food. Animals may get worms from eating the fly eggs. Wet food doesn't help dental decay,I agree, and really, we are suppose to brush our animals teeth, which I know is next to impossible. Feeding all dry food for cats is not recommended by my vet because cats, naturally, do not drink enough water and wet food helps this issue or cats will have urinary infections. Often then not, some get blocked with crystals that develop in their urethra tube and can be life threatening because of not being able to eliminate their urine.

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Other kidney diseases develop, as well, with not enough hydration being one of the issues that promotes that. Their are natural ways of deterring flies out side, just check online and fly strips help too. My vet recommends to feed in the morning, let them eat their fill, take the food inside, feed again at dinner time and then take the food up again until morning feed time again. Your cat will adjust to the new schedule. Wet food left outside in the heat all day is not healthy in itself because of spoilage. I hope this is helpful, not criticizing anyone's opinion, just giving mine. Good Luck with your fur baby!!!

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June 19, 20190 found this helpful

Hi There, I was replying to another post and saw your reply and wanted to make a suggestion to you I have used and has worked time and time again, saving my cat much discomfort and pain, saving me money and trips to the vet. If your cat is getting blocked or is blocked, try this, get a small 2-3 inch high container, like a shot glass, and mix one-third to one-half mixture of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar or another brand that still has the "mother" in the bottle, and mix the other parts with water. Take the cat having issues, the earlier you catch the problem, the better, dip it's each front paw in the cider mixture, one at a time. They will go and lick it off and this will help them get rid of their urinary blockage. I do it several times a day until they are back to urinating normally. If I catch their problem soon enough, I have only had to treat them one day before the problem resolved.

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My cat looks at me like I'm nuts! LOL!!! For maintenance issues, you can put several drops in their drinking water so the issues don't come back. This knowledge is online and that's where I found it and tried it, and I was so pleased it has worked EVERY TIME with no harm to my sweet baby! I'm not a vet and I'm not rich, so don't take my word for it, check it out yourself for your cats, but for me, it has saved my cat many times not to mention money and vet bills that I couldn't afford:) IF it ISN'T working, take your cat to the vet ASAP because being blocked too long can definitely be life threatening to them. I know my inside animals well and can tell right away when they are having issues and they usually come crying to me and I watch them go to the litter box frequently and they only go a little bit and paw around in the litter box kinda frustrated like. Another sign is they may go outside their litter box because(from my vet) the cat starts equating the pain they are having when trying to go to the litter box so they started going outside the box or spotting around the house. Hope this may help:) I wish you and your fur babies Good Health and Long Life!

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Anonymous
July 9, 20190 found this helpful

Eating dry food actually makes dental problems worse as it sticks to the teeth. Its like eating digestive biscuits everyday without brushing your teeth

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July 20, 20190 found this helpful

Really that's your answer switch them to dry food wow. Answer is unacceptable

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July 27, 20190 found this helpful

This is a terrible answer, they should eat both. Wet food helps them stay hydrated and healthier.

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May 21, 20100 found this helpful
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My eight year old Rachel eats both wet and dry food and she is like yours and nibbles when she is hungry throughout the day. What I do is give her just half of her wet food in the morning and put the other half, covered, in the fridge for later in the day. What you can also do is because of needing to feed your baby in the garage is to put up fly strips (they're sticky tape vertical banners) above the cats bowl and that will help immensely :-)

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May 28, 20180 found this helpful

This turned into a debate about dry/wet cat food.

I've tried fly strips above the food bowls, but only one or two flies get stuck on them while hordes flit around the food bowls.

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May 20, 20100 found this helpful

I think you have to train the cat to your needs. Gradually change your feeding regime to suit you by using dry food as well. In the hot weather I don't think it is very healthy to leave wet food lying around and the flies are not good for you at all. Cats are very bright, and they don't like to be hungry she will soon understand what is going on

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May 22, 20100 found this helpful

I bougt my cat a feeding dish with a plastic lid on it.The lid is battery operated and when the cat goes towards the dish the lid rises up and stays up until the cat moves out of its sensor range,My cat thinks its real good fun although the mechanism seems quite loud to me.Betterware,Kleeneze,and pet supply supermarkets often sell these.You can also buy battery operated timer feeders that open up a fresh feed portion every so often but I have not tried one of these.Should you want to change her to dry food start by gradually giving her a small amount with the wet food and build up the amount gradually while decreasing the wet food.This worked well with my previous cat.

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June 8, 20101 found this helpful

It doesn't matter if you feed your cat dry or wet the flies will bother both types of food, I found that using a spray bottle with 1/4 hydrogen peroxide and the rest fill with water and spray all around the area where you feed you cat will eliminate the flies and mosquitoes. Try it. It worked in California.

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July 14, 20160 found this helpful

Is hydrogen peroxide harmful to cats

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Anonymous
June 10, 20170 found this helpful

How often do u have to spray?

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