When your life revolves around napping in the sun, it's easy to add an extra pound or two. But the vets have spoken: 50% of American cats need to slim down! The PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Feeder lets your cat play away the pounds while working for his dinner or treats. Pack the SlimCat feeding ball with your fur baby's kibble, and it distributes an adjustable amount of food as your cat bats and pounces.
SlimCat can be used by all cats and particularly overweight cats can benefit from the interaction.
By providing smaller portions of food throughout the day, it helps to maintain optimum weight as well as improve your cat’s digestion.
Improves behavioral problems such as excessive meowing, scratching or aggression.
Holds 2/3 cup of dry food or treats.
Dishwasher safe, BPA-free plastic.
†Capacity is calculated by total volume. When using container, choose a capacity greater than what you need to prevent overfilling and spills.
I had to put my cats favorites treats in the ball and show it to her several times before she finally caught on. Now it works great and I use it to supplement her food bowl, she rarely eats too fast in the morning now as she plays with the food ball. Sometimes she plays with it even when she still has food in her bowl!
on Nov 14, 2020
Excitedly purchased one when my vet recommended it for my chubby cat. Unfortunately, my kitty has shown no interest in it whatsoever. The dog liked it, however...so much so that I had to move it to the Cats Only room to keep it from being destroyed. You win some, you lose some.
great food puzzle ball!
on Oct 24, 2020
Excellent food puzzle ball. All the openings adjust to the same size so that the amount of treats dispensed can be controlled. Some food balls are designed so that when you close one opening, the other openings get bigger so all the treats fall out. This ball keeps my cats playing with it until the treats are dispensed, they enjoy it!
She hasn't taken any interest
on Oct 27, 2020
Seems like a great idea, and I have nothing to compare it to, but Nairobi has taken no interest in it even though she's a real hunter with all the other toys (and with ME when she was young). Rating is because it's easy to use and seems to work as advertised. Maybe it's just not for my cat.
This is awesome!
on Oct 8, 2020
I have a cat that has Pica and she is young and needs to be entertained constantly. Having this ball filled with treats has been teaching her that when she plays with stuff rather than chewing on stuff, she gets a reward. Also I have a very overweight cat and this helps him slow down tremendously when he eats. Very cool!
on Nov 1, 2020
My cat didn’t know how to use it at first it took quit a few times before he got the hang of it. But he lost interest very quickly. Because he had to work for the snack/food inside. He would rather wait til meal time.
Keeps my chubby boy busy
on Sep 24, 2020
I will admit I was a little skeptical about the size of the ball in relation to the size of the holes. But after a little experimentation, I found the right size to slowly release his dry food. And Malcolm is completely focused on it, keeps him moving and allows him to eat throughout the day. I know he loves because he'll push it toward me and ask for it to be refilled!
If you can find it
on Oct 22, 2020
I bought 4 of these for our 7 cats as two are overweight. They do make cats hunt and work for their food which is good. The downside is part of the time I can’t locate them to refill them! Time will tell if it helps with weight loss!
Wishful thinking. Poor design.
on Sep 7, 2020
My cat has been using a less well made food ball for quite some time. After it had a trip down the stairs, I decided to replace it. This is well made but very poor design. There are 3 medium holes to release food, or three large, depending on how you set it. Three is two too many. And there is no way to plug them.
I may just as well put the food in her bowl for all the exercise/opportunity to hunt that she would get if I kept it.
Better than I expected
on Oct 16, 2020
I like how easy it is to fill this feeder. The ability to adjust the holes is very convenient! I bought two of these, one for each of my male kitties. They both love rolling these feeders around and getting every last kibble out.