5. The Solution
All of these issues can be addressed by feeding cats discrete meals rather than leaving food out for long periods of time. Measure out the correct amount of each cats’ food and place the individual meals into separate bowls. Feed the cats as far apart as possible. Ideally, feeding stations should be separated by doors that can be closed at meal times. If this is impossible, watch the cats closely to make sure that each only eats from his or her own bowl. Once a cat has finished its meal, or had enough time to do so, pick up the bowls and repeat the process roughly 12 hours later or on the schedule recommended by your veterinarian.
Meal feeding does take a little more effort in comparison to free-choice feeding, but the benefits far outweigh the inconveniences.