There's more to feeding your cat than just opening a bag or a can - Dr. Marty Becker

There’s more to feeding your cat than just opening a bag or a can

Tuesday, Aug 22nd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There’s more to feeding your cat than just opening a can or bag, says feline expert Tony Buffington, DVM, who lectured on the subject at the 2017 AVMA conference in Indianapolis.

He says cats are intermittent feeders, so it’s OK to feed them as often as you want. Place food in a safe area where other pets can’t get to it.

Buffington is a fan of enriched feeding — in other words, using food puzzles to encourage a cat’s prey and play behavior. You can purchase food puzzles or make them yourself. For ideas, visit foodpuzzlesforcats.com, which has tips on different types of food puzzles and how to make them at home.

Read more, including how to introduce a young cat to an older cat, in this week’s Pet Connection!