Why Some Cats Pull Food Out Of The Bowl: It’s All About Instinct
- Take a close look at your cat’s bowls. They should be shallow enough that he doesn’t have to bury his head in the bowl to get to his food and wide enough that his whiskers don’t touch the sides. Whisker friendly bowls are really important. Our whiskers tingle when they touch the sides of our bowls, and that’s uncomfortable and very annoying.
- If you have more than one cat, put their bowls several inches apart. Like humans, we like some elbow room when we eat.
- There’s no rule that says cats have to eat in the kitchen. Let your cat eat where he wants to eat, even if it’s your dining room, the powder room or up high on a piece of furniture or a corner of the kitchen counter. That’s especially important if you have more than one cat. Everyone should be able to eat in peace.
- If all else fails, let your cat eat off the floor if he wants to. Give him a washable food-grade silicone placemat with raised edges. The raised edges will contain the crumbs.