Cat and dog behaviors around the bowl: how pet owners decode the signs of food enjoyment
The definition of pet food performance is evolving. For owners, palatability is no longer a matter of a pet simply eating a food, but of a pet visibly enjoying food!
Beyond that food consumption measurement, surveys conducted in-home with pets and their people identify pertinent behaviors that reflect a pet's level of enjoyment.
- 'She meows after the meal…'
- 'I was just opening the bag and he was already running to his bowl!'
- 'Look at them, they finished their bowl and now they are sleeping!'
In your opinion, are these behaviors positive or negative?
If you don't know, ask the owners!
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