Food Puzzles Are Worth the Effort

Ever heard of food puzzles like the Classic Kong you fill with a healthy treat or puzzle boards that allow you to hide little treats for your furry friend? Food puzzle toys are often used for entertaining a bored cat or slowing down a dog who typically wolfs down his food by allowing him to forage for a treat.

If you’re not sure about food puzzles, or if you’ve been struggling with one for your furry friend, VetStreet’s veterinarian reveals why the payoff for your pet is well worth any extra work and offers up some advice for the most common problems people have.

Some veterinarians recommend using puzzles to deliver a portion of a pet’s daily food to confined cats and dogs. But what if you are not sure if food puzzles are such a good idea for your pet? Or what if you’re not sure your pet will use one or you think they look like too much work? I am here to tell you that the payoff for your pet is tremendous and well worth any extra work.

In my years of working with pets and their owners, I have come up with a number of ways to “troubleshoot” food puzzle problems…

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About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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