Calling all Indoor Cats of Oakville. There is a new game to play!

Feed your cat like the tiger she really is.

We keep our Oakville cats indoors to keep them safe from the potential dangers of the great outdoors. However, this sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain, bad behavior, boredom and abnormal sleeping patterns.

What if you could find a way to:
  • Entertain your cat
  • Encourage your cat to exercise.
  • Make your cat beg less for food.
  • Improve some of your cat’s antisocial behavior. 
  • Stop your cat from eating their food too quickly.

Dr. Mac loves interactive feeders which is why she was so excited to try out the Doc and Phoebe Indoor Hunting Feeder for her previously feral cat, Matilda.

How does it work?

  1. Put food and some of your cat’s favorite treats in the “trainer mouse” at bedtime. Remove the food bowl overnight so your cat can use the trainer in private. Once your cat gets the hang of the trainer, you can start using the actual mice!
  2. Measure out the recommended amount of food for your cat based on their weight and life stage.
  3. Fill the mice with the appropriate amount of food, remove the food bowl and put all three mice in its place.
  4. Once your cat has figured out how to eat from the mice. Start hiding the mice around the house. Start in easy to find places at first, then increase the difficult of the hiding spot as your cat becomes an expert hunter!

You can find these feeder mice at your local pet store.

The benefits of hunting

(from Doc and Phoebe website)

Prevent bad behavior

Cats redirect the hunting instinct into bad cat behavior. 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.

Litter box solutions

Cats show distress by peeing outside of the litterbox. Hunting feeders relieve stress and can eliminate this terrible problem.

Weight management

Portion Control + Exercise = Healthy Weight

Prevent boredom

Your cat will happily spend the day hunting, receiving much-needed exercise.

Visit the Doc and Phoebe website for more information.