Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder

By Doc & Phoebe


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Bowl feeding can overfeed your cat’s body while leaving its predatory soul starved.

When you meet a cat’s behavioral needs they are naturally happier and healthier, and that means you are too.

In nature, cats spend 80% of their waking hours hunting for food. Cats need to hunt catch and play with multiple small meals day and night. Without it, they can get frustrated and find other less desirable ways to meet their needs (look out socked-feet!)

The Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder is a complete bowl replacement for one cat. Instead of filling the bowl twice a day, fill and hide the three (3) Doc & Phoebe Mice morning and night. Your cat will hunt, catch, and play with many small meals day and night, as nature intended. Decrease anxiety, reduce the instance of scarf and barf, end early wake up calls from a hungry cat.

Each Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor Hunting Feeder Includes:

  • 1 Trainer complete with multiple dispensing holes
  • 3 Feeders each with two dispensing holes – designed for any size kibble
  • 3 Feeder Skins to simulate the tactile feel of prey allowing your cat to grab, claw and use its teeth as it would in the hunt
  • 1 Scoop to hold 1.6 tablespoons (approx. 1/6th the daily ration of an average 10-pound cat)

 

THE BENEFITS OF HUNTING

PREVENT UNWANTED BEHAVIOR

Bored cats can redirect their hunting instincts into unwanted behaviours. Exercising natural hunting instinct improves your cat’s mood and preserves your furniture.

SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT

Your cat will hunt for feeders at night, instead of hunting you!

STOP SCARF AND BARF

Your cat’s stomach is the size of a ping-pong ball. Hunting multiple small portions eliminates scarf and barf.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Portion Control + Exercise  = Healthy Weight

PREVENT BOREDOM

Your cat will have the opportunity to hunt their next meal, receiving much-needed exercise and stress relief, and providing a healthy outlet for their natural feline behaviours.

 

FAQS

WHAT IF I HAVE A MULTI-CAT HOUSEHOLD?

Did you know that sharing a common feeding area is very stressful for cats? A common feeding area causes anxiety and even fights between your cats! Cats are solitary hunters. It is their nature to hunt and eat alone. Therefore, a simple solution to addressing different dietary requirements and/or speedy eaters is to isolate the cats for individual time with their feeders. Remember, this is the preferred method of eating for cats.  Cats want to hunt and eat alone.

Cat care tip: To make all of your cats happy, we recommend 3 Doc & Phoebe’s Feeders (mice) per cat, twice a day.  Now each of your cats can fulfil their natural hunting instincts morning and night.

WHAT IF I HAVE A DOG IN THE FAMILY?

Sorry pooches, it’s not for you! Doc & Phoebe designed these feeders for indoor cats that have a safe place free from dogs to hunt. Even cats who live with dogs deserve to have the benefits of hunting. There are simple ways to meet the needs of all of the animals in your care.

Cats are solitary hunters. They want to hunt and eat alone. In fact, one of the greatest sources of distress for cats is having to eat in the presence of a dog. Simply confine your cat to a dog-free space, like a bedroom with the door closed, for hunting time. This way you are meeting all of the natural needs of your cat and still allowing your dog free run of the rest of the house.

CAN I SERVE WET FOOD IN THE INDOOR HUNTING FEEDER?

We don’t recommend it. Doc & Phoebe designed the Feeders to be used with any dry cat food or treats only, and the holes are designed to release the food in small increments.

 

HELPFUL HINTS WITH TRANSITION

WHAT IF MY CAT ISN’T IMMEDIATELY INTERACTING WITH THE FEEDERS?

Some cats need privacy to transition onto Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor Hunting Feeder. Try leaving your cat alone overnight with the training feeder to give him/her some private time to explore and try it out. Don’t forget to pick up the food dish (so it is not a distraction) and add a favourite treat or two to the training feeder.

HOW WILL MY CAT KNOW WHERE IT THE FEEDER IS HIDDEN?

Cats have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. Your cat will use its sense of smell to hunt and find Doc & Phoebe’s Feeders.

WHAT ABOUT MY CAT’S WATER INTAKE?

Increased water consumption is healthy for cats. Studies show that cats drink more water when their water is placed in a separate location from their food. Once your cat is fully transitioned onto the Indoor Hunting Feeder, hide your Feeders away from your cat’s water source for increased health and wellness.

HOW DO I USE THE FEEDERS TO STOP MY CAT FROM WAKING ME UP?

Refill the three (3) Feeders for night time and fill and hide before you go to sleep.

HOW DO THE FEEDERS STOP SCARF AND BARF?

Do you often see your cat vomiting food right after it gobbled it up? Each Feeder contains a small portion of the daily food and releases the food in a gradual manner. This forces your cat to slow down and should eliminate scarf and barf!

IS THIS GOING TO MAKE A FOOD MESS ALL OVER MY HOUSE?

Actually, studies have shown the Indoor Hunting Feeder is a cleaner alternative to bowl feeding. Because the meals in each mouse only release a little bit of kibble at a time, your cat will eat the portioned amount as they hunt for each one.

 

Intended only for use by cats. Not intended as a toy for other animals or children

Features

  • Perfect for single or multi-cat households
  • Plastic Feeder, Trainer, and Scoop: Food grade, BPA free plastic and dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Fabric skin content: Nylon/Rayon fibers are machine wash and tumble dry

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