What Is The Best Way To Feed Your Cat?
Think that your cat needs a fancy set of dishes to eat from? Not really.
What you do need to feed your cat is something sturdy and durable and easy for you to clean as well. Cat feeders and bowls should be cat-proof.
One type of cat feeder is the kind that refills from a reservoir as your cat drinks from the bowl. These can be used to feed one cat for several days even. You can use these to feed multiple cats too.
There are some disadvantages to using them, though. For example, an aggressive cat can easily prevent the other shyer cats from getting enough food. It’s also harder to know just how much food the cat is eating so you may not realise if your cat is overeating. Finicky cats may waste a lot of food by refusing to eat it if it has been sitting in the feeder for too long.
Another type to consider is the automatic cat feeder – one with several compartments. The feeder’s lid has an opening that will allow the cat to eat out of one compartment at a time. A battery powers it to rotate the lid using a timer so that different compartments are opened at the set time.
Cat owners who are not around for a long time should make sure that the feeders they use are large enough to hold enough food for the entire time the cat is alone. This way, you can feed your cat no matter how long you are away (with reason, of course).
It’s recommended to give cats who are territorial their own dish. If you have many cats, feed different cats in different areas of the house.
When looking for bowls for your cat, make sure to look for those that can be put into the dishwasher as well as those that are not going to break.
Only have one cat? Try a combination feeder that holds two bowls – one for food and one for water. This kind of feeder allows you to keep the feeding organised and they are easy to clean. The bowls can be removed from the feeder to be cleaned.
For picky cats, consider a heated food bowl. These are a great way to provide local strays with water during the monsoon, too.
Make sure to clean the food bowls every day. Throwing out the old food and washing the bowls sanitarily is necessary. Don’t leave the food sitting out as it can spoil. Ensure to clean your cat’s water bowl daily as well. Keep it full of clean fresh water.
When you do these things, you will provide your cat with a place to get their food that is clean, safe and keeps them happy. This can help you to have a cat that is healthy and well taken care of.
Following these suggestions will go a long way to keeping your cat happy and well fed. Your cat will love you all the more for it, too.