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  1. My cats are allowed to go out during the day and I’ve found that feeding small meals, encourages them to come home at regular intervals.

    It’s also less wasteful. I feed wet food, but none of them ever want to eat a 100gm pouch in one sitting. Understandably,they want fresh food at each meal so it makes more sense for me to split one or two pouches between 2-3 cats for each meal.

    I used to give one of my cats freeze-dried chicken treats in a SmartyKat puzzle feeder. She was the only one smart enough to figure out how to manipulate the feeder to dispense the large chunks and seemed to enjoy the challenge. The other cats loved these treats too, and rattling the tube was the perfect way of calling them indoors for the evening.

    Personally I don’t see the point in using a puzzle feeder if the the dry food or treats are so small that they fall out easily. That doesn’t slow down the eating habits of a greedy cat, nor does it pose much mental stimulation.

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