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PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Toy and Food Dispenser
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- Treat or food-dispensing toy that encourages playtime using your cat's natural instincts
- Combines exercize with feeding to control your cat's weight
- Adjustable openings increase or decrease the challenge for your cat
- Improves cat's digestion by feeding several small portions
- Dishwasher safe, top rack only
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- Distributes an adjustable amount of food as your cat plays
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How it works:
The idea behind SlimCat is to distribute an adjustable amount of dry food when the cat plays with it. SlimCat can be used by all cats. Overweight cats can particularly benefit from SlimCat.
Available in 4 fun colors:
- Fights obesity and helps to maintain optimum weight
- Enriches the cat's environment and improves alertness
- Fun source of play and exercise
- Improves cat's digestion by eating small portions several times a day
- Holds up to 2/3 cup and compatible with most dry cat foods
- FDA approved plastic
- Dishwasher safe
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|Dimensions||7 inches x 5.8 inches x 3.2 inches||2.8 inches x 10.6 inches x 9.1 inches||18 inches x 15 inches x 5 inches||4.6 inches x 13.1 inches x 13.1 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.02 pounds||1.18 pounds||3.88 pounds||3.6 pounds|
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HOW TO USE:
Take off the top of the ball, pour in the desired amount of dry food (i think it holds 3/4 cup or maybe a cup) The food comes out of 3 holes when the pet pushes the ball around. The hole size is adjustable so you can easily change it depending on food size and how easily you want it to fall out of the ball.
I started my cat with bigger holes so more food would come out as he got used to it (as recommended by the instructions) then i made the holes smaller so it would take longer for him to eat. I took away his food dish so he wouldn't get confused. It only took a couple days for him to stop going to his food dish area. he got the idea of the ball right away.
I have a bad-behavior kitty who cries constantly for food and misbehaves when i dont feed him. The feeder ball turned out to be the answer to my prayers. I fill the ball and it takes him a couple hours to eat it all. He will push it around for a while and then leave it. When he's hungry again, he'll go back to it and eat the rest. It seems entertaining for him and I hope it gives him some stimulation while i'm at work all day. He is MUCH better behaved, he seems happier, I'm not overfeeding him anymore, and I'M much happier. Thank you thank you feeder ball!
these are minor things.
-Once in a while the ball gets stuck and my cat misses some of his breakfast until i get home. no big deal.
-he'll miss a food pellet once in a while and leave it on the rug for me to step on.Read more ›
I followed the written instructions and started out with the holes on the large size. As they got the hang of it, I gradually decreased the size of the opening. Now they have to work to get their food. Plus my one cat can't binge (and then vomit) like she's prone to do.
The first time you try to open the balls, it's a little confusing (the instructions come inside the ball). Open the ball by turning the end that says multivet. (The thing along the center seam that looks like it might be a latch is actually a lock; once you adjust the ball to the appropriate size, slide the tab up to lock it into place).
I also went to check out videos of the ball in action over on YouTube to get a feel for how different cats might take to it so I knew what to expect when sitting with them to train them how it works. I have observed that if they are accustomed to going directly to a food bowl for the kibble, even the smartest cats have to resign to understand that the new program is they have to work for the food and get used to it. It does take some time and patience.
I have two cats. I bought a green ball first for my 3.5 year old to test out since she likes to graze on the dry food a little more often than the other. She eats too fast so this slows her down a bit. She is using it in the easiest setting at the moment, pushing the ball with her nose to dispense the food, but she is using it! At first she wanted me to keep pushing the ball to let the food out for her. Sometimes if she pushed it and nothing came out right away she would think there was no food and stopped trying, but by day 2 while I wasn't looking she emptied the ball on her own. I expect her to use her paws more often as I increase the difficulty from easiest to more challenging.
I purchased a second ball so each cat would have one. The second ball is in the color pink (photos uploaded) and I like this one much better for starting out. We (the cats and myself) are able to see there is food in there and how much. My two are more likely to sniff for the food in it if they can see there is something in it first. I believe my 1.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ball split apart in shipment and could not be fit back together. Very cheap plastic. Tossed out - never used.Published 2 days ago by Proud to Stand for Science
I liked the idea of this ball because my cat was getting fat and lazy. This was supposed to be fun for her and she did use it for a while. Read morePublished 3 days ago by LeighLeigh1616
The only treats my chubby kitty will eat are Greenies, and this little toy can be adjusted to fit them just perfectly. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Skittles
I bought this as a recommendation from the vet. I thought it made sense and it still does. My cat doesn't get it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Nora
Even though they are adjustable, the holes are either too big or too small. The food easily falls out or will never come out. There's no happy medium to challenge the cats. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Took my cats about a week and a half to learn how to use this but I'm buying another one! It works great to get lazy cats active for food!Published 6 days ago by Lindsey
Cat one: training to eat slower. It worked.
Cat two: keep a days worth of snacks in it. It works.
I wish they made something like this for humans. Could help with a diet.
My kitties did not know how to get the food out of the dispenser. Great idea but it could be my cats were lazy and just weren't motivated. Not good fit for us.Published 7 days ago by MQUON