You're probably feeding your cat all wrong

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By Sean Dowling, Buzz60

This may come as a shock to any human being who has struggled to open a pickle jar, but unlike us, cats actually want to work for their food.

According to a new review published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, they prefer it.

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Specifically, cats like engaging food puzzles, which are contraptions that give your cat mental stimulation as it decides to retrieve the food.

It goes back to cats' hunting and stalking roots.

You can put dry food in an empty yogurt container or hide handfuls around commercially available puzzles like the TRIXIE tunnel feeder.

Researchers say cats that are given food puzzles are happier and more physically fit.

They even cite an example of an obese 8-year-old male cat who lost 20 percent of its body weight after using food puzzles for a year.

Indoor cats that are given unlimited food daily without having to work for it have a high risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and joint problems.

Good for them, but don't go child-locking my snacks. I like my Doritos to be easily accessible, thank you very much.

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