Nubia: The Importance of Portion Control and Keeping your Cat Active

Hi everyone,

It’s me Nubia here today to talk about my brothers! See neither one of them knows when to stop eating out of a bowl… if there is food in a bowl they will simply continue to eat, eat and EAT… And worst of all Rennie sometimes eats so much that it when comes back out the wrong way!!!!

This is exactly where the Doc and Phoebe’s Indoor Hunting Feeder comes in handy!!! Some of you may have seen the cartoon last month in which I rescued Rennie from becoming a fat sluggish and depressed cat! 😀

While the cartoon entertained quite a few of you it’s much much more important than some of you might have realised!

To quote Cat Behaviourist Anita Kelsey:

“The idea behind Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor Hunting Feeder is to encourage our cats to hunt and forage for their food rather than the predictable large bowl of dry food left out all day for them to graze on. A feral cat would naturally eat small amounts of prey through-out the day and so 5 small meals/sessions a day is ideal for the domestic cat. For indoor cats this feeder is an excellent idea and perfect for healthy treats such as the frieze dried variety  or small amounts of high quality kibble. It keeps indoor cats from getting bored, stimulates them to play and hunt and helps with keeping them on the move thus can aid with weight loss.”

So how have my brothers done with adjusting to the mice?

Nubia: Well… Oliver being who he is was of course incredibly suspicious at first!

Oliver: WHAT! I was not… speak for yourself. 🙁 And why exactly do you get to rest on the green sheepskin while lecturing your siblings about their food habbits?!?

Nubia:  That’s because I am your queen after all… let me finish… So as I was saying he was suspicious at first but that’s why you need to give your feline friends time to transition to get all of their food through the feeders!

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14 thoughts on “Nubia: The Importance of Portion Control and Keeping your Cat Active

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  2. Elena says:

    I can’t use slow feaders like this, because my cats only get wet food (and I don’t relish the idea of having the meat goop everywhere 🙈) They do, however, have to work for their treats (they get a few pieces of grain-free kibble or some dried meat).They either have to chase after a piece of kibble I throw, get it out of a brain excercise board or open a box I put the treat in. It’s amazing how much more content they are, after they’ve “won” their treats. =)

    • Marc-André says:

      Rennie is hilarious with treats. He’ll literally jump from one end of the living room to the other to get to it first. 😹

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