A leading cause of animal stress is caused by dietary upset due to changing a pet’s food. Many pet owners switch foods because their pet won’t eat or because they believe their pet does not like the food that is presented. Often times, that is not the case. Most pets are not that fussy about what food they eat, they are fussy about how they are fed.
Pets are domesticated wild animals who instinctively prefer eating off the ground. But many pet owners use a round bowl with high sides to feed their pets. A bowl is counter-intuitive to a pet’s natural instincts. Pets like to see what is around them when they are eating; they prefer to have a sense of their environment while they eat. Cats even encounter whisker stress when they eat from a bowl.
This can be avoided if the proper feeding dish is used. The Pet Plate is a flat dish with sides that are high enough to keep the food in the plate, but low enough for pets to see out while they are eating. It is also low enough to prevent whisker stress in cats.
If you have a pet who is not eating, and you’ve ruled out any health issues with your vet, then before you change their food and disrupt their gastrointestinal system, consider switching their feeding dish. It may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.