My cat medication hack (that I stole from dog owners!) #Pets#cats#dogs#pets July 31 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits The Original – Did You Feed the Dog? Related Post I tried out a space-age automatic cleaning kitty litter box to see if it was worth the hype I own two kitties who love to crap. All the time. I recently got the chance to try out a product I'd been eyeballing FOREVER:... Read more My cat has diabetes and has to be given food and a shot every 12 hours. It's a pretty smooth process unless I can't be around at that 12-hour time and have to do a big schedule adjustment. Or worse, I'm on a 5:30am and 5:30pm schedule where I'm giving a sleepy shot and forget to write it down. Either way, I needed a solution that let me keep track of the fact that I gave her the shot. I stole this idea from a dog owner… Since dogs usually get fed at certain times (unlike cats who are often "free feeders"), they came up with this nifty "did I feed the dog" tracker. I'm currently using a dry erase board on the refrigerator to keep track and found this to be a cleaner, more cool-looking solution. Then as I was browsing, I realized there are cat and general pet versions, too. I totally didn't end up stealing this from dog owners! But still, awesome. What are your pet medication or feeding hacks? I tried a a pet camera to spy on my kitties and it was comedy gold I was able to get my hands on a fancy-pants pet camera (Thanks, Ariel!) that had wifi, night vision, two-way audio, motion detection, a phone app, notifications, and even a… Read More 10 things I’ve learned from having a chronically ill cat When we first took our cat Princess in, her old owners said she had mild muscle spasms, but they were nothing to worry about. We discovered less than a week… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Crowdfunding for feminist creators: tips for funding your labor of love NEXT I bought a home, now what? Top to-do list advice for homebuyers Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] I'm laughing at the concept of this, only because I have cats that don't free feed, who would NEVER let us forget feeding them. The minute it's 10-til feeding time, they are VERY vocal. That said, it's a great life hack for meds of any kind, and I'm debating if I need it for myself haha. Reply Right? Yeah, reminders for food aren’t needed for me either, but I could see it being useful if more than one person feeds them. More like, I already gave breakfast so don’t let them lie and say I didn’t! 😉 Reply My kids, cats, fish, and dog are all on the same meal schedule. They all act as if they've never been fed before and let me know as such. So their is never any reminders necessary. However, this system would be great at helping me keep my husband's medication in check. Because at 40 he still can't remember at what time he should take his pill or if he forgot to take his morning pill. Reply I read the title as "cat Meditation" and I was like "oooooooh, that sounds like how I meditate," and I still read the article, but…I'd love a cat meditation app 🙂 Reply As a longtime fangirl of the movie "1776" I can't help but look at this device and think, "Massachusetts votes Yea. Connecticut…?" And with that non sequitur, this New Yorker shall abstain. Courteously. 🙂 Reply I know a lot of folks like to "free feed"their cats, but there are both physical and behavioral benefits to be gained by scheduled feedings (so long as you realize that if you schedule breakfast at a certain time, you won't get to sleep in). Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.