Transitioning to The NoBowl Feeding System™
Making the change from bowl to NoBowl™… go slow.
Measure your daily rations into a measuring cup. Place 2 scoops of the NoBowl Portion Filler™ of your dry food into the bowl and 1 into the NoBowl Trainer™. Place the Trainer next to the bowl. Place a few pieces of dry food on the floor around the NoBowl Trainer. If your cat can empty the NoBowl Trainer, continue to refill it 2-3 more times over the course of the day. Any remaining food can be put in the NoBowl Trainer or the bowl.
If your cat struggles to empty the NoBowl Trainer, you can show him/her by tipping the NoBowl Trainer yourself to release the food onto the floor.
Many cats 'get it' right away. If your cat is slow to get it, try enticing him/her with a tasty treat. Try sprinkling a few Bonito flakes into The NoBowl along with the dry food. This adds lots of alluring smell and taste without unnecessary calories. Alternatively, you can add a few of his/her favorite treats or a small sprinkling of a new and exciting dry food to the NoBowl Trainer... but beware of calorie overload!
Be patient. Repeat this process for a few days, or until your cat is comfortable using the Trainer.
Measure the daily ration. Place just a few pieces of food in the bowl. Place a portion in the NoBowl Trainer. Split the rest of the food between the 5 Naked NoBowls™. Give your cat some privacy. Cats are solitary hunters and prefer to dine alone. If your cat is not emptying the Naked NoBowls, you can tip the food out to show him/her how it is done.
Refill and replace the Naked NoBowls daily until you are confident that your cat understands how to empty them. This may take a few days, or a few weeks. This is OK and to be expected. Don’t get discouraged. Some cats, usually older ones, can be slow to catch on. Be p