Rather than leave food out in a bowl for your cats to eat from, the latest trend is to put food in food puzzles for your cat to explore. The idea behind food puzzles is to give your cat a chance to hunt and forage for its food like it might do in the wild.
Some of these puzzle toys mimic grass, forcing the cat to stick its paw in between the plastic stalks to dig out its food. Other puzzle toys involve tunnels or bowls that force the cat to reach in and grab its food.
By stimulating your cat with puzzle toys, you can keep it from getting bored and force it to exercise so it doesn’t just eat to obesity.