A very interesting study was published the Sept 2016 issue of Feline Medicine and Surgery. The study examined the use of
food puzzles as a way to provide environmental enrichment for our cats.
Food puzzles are a relatively new area of study, and take advantage of cats’ natural instinct to hunt and work for their food – the benefits it provides are mental stimulation, as well as increased physical activity. There are a variety of styles available, and options for both purchasing and DIY.
The article covers some tips on how to introduce food puzzles to your cat, as well as a chart to help you determine the best starter puzzle. There are also tips for troubleshooting potential challenges, such as owner concerns about night-time noise or having food scattered around the home.
Given time, patience and appropriate introduction, most, if not all, cats can adjust to food puzzles.
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We are all used to making regular visits to the dentist, doctor and optician for our own health, but many cat owners forget to do the same for their feline family!
A routine annual visit can help identify problems with your furry friend early, and help keep them in tip-top shape.
Royal Canin has issued a special challenge today – pledge to take your cat to the vet, and they will donate a bowl of food to a shelter cat in need. Simply visit their link below to take the pledge, as well as read some great articles.