The following article is courtesy of our partner, Banfield Pet Hospital. Used with permission. This was the question that my veterinarian asked last year when I went in to pick up my cat after surgery. It was a question I was totally unprepared for. Having worked in a veterinary hospital for several years, I already knew the standard suggestions for increasing activity or changing to a lower-calorie diet, and being a cat owner, I was skeptical about getting Stanford to exercise more. I asked several of my peers and other veterinarians that I know for their ideas and what they do with their cats to help them maintain a healthy body weight. One of the items suggested was to get him a treat ball. These balls are designed to hold kibble and have a small hole that when it is batted around, would drop out the food. The idea being that he would now have to start working for his food. It sounded like it might work, so I picked one up from the toy aisle and went home determined to help him get back to a healthy body weight.
I often use this to keep her busy when I’m out but also to give her an evening meal of kibble when I know I will be late home as it means she can’t just eat all the food at once. Register a free business account. Please try your search again later. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Translate review to English. We use them every day as it slows them down when eating. It doesn’t seem to keep him occupied for too long but he almost always gets his treats this way. The openings are adjustable so you can tailor the challenge to your cat’s needs. Encourages your furry friend to work for their food, and helps slow down fast eaters. Arrives: Nov 17 –
Delivery in working days Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Some may be wary of the noise, at first, and not understand the new toy or why their food is suddenly inside of it. They do make cats hunt and work for their food which is good. Easy to Use Twist off the top to easily fill the SlimCat with your kitty’s favorite food or treats. Hopefully when the siblings stop doing it for her, she will do it for herself.