Cats are geared towards eating several small meals a day. In the wild, each of those meals would need to be found, stalked, hunted and caught before being eaten, which takes time and mental energy to achieve.
In captivity, our cats are most often fed one or two meals a day in a bowl, and that’s that. Recent studies have shown that by increasing the duration of a cat’s mealtime as well as challenging them mentally improves their state of mind, which in turn improves their general wellbeing. A happy mind leads to a happy body, after all.
Watch as one of Dr Bartlett’s cats, Aewin, uses her paws to fish for her food in the Cat-It Food Tree. She has to evaluate the situation, work out the best method of approach, physically fish for her food (much like she might with a small rodent or insect), watch the kibble fall into the bowl below, and finally eat the food.
She repeats this several times until she has had her fill. Aewin’s brothers and sisters often sit around and watch, each taking their turn at fishing out a few pieces of food. It’s dinner and a show, folks.
Pop over to Ashburne Vet to get your hands on this fantastic new way of feeding your furry feline friends.