I have a cat that is around 5 years old. I used to feed her 3 times a day around 1/4 a cup of food, but the vet said she was gaining a little weight and would like to see her 1 pound (lb) lighter ideally.
I changed from feeding her 1/4 cup of food at 6am, 1pm, and 9pm to 1/4 cup of food at 9pm and 8am. Now she is begging at 7am in the morning for food and this has been going on for about 4 months now where she hasn't adapted to the new feeding times. Her weight has stabilized and she is much more active than she was before but she is continuing to beg at 7am and getting more aggressive by meowing and pawing at me.
How can I make her stop begging, should I just move up her feeding to 7am?