Top Interactive Feeders and Treat Toys for Pets

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Happy Tasty Tuesday everybody! This week, we’ve put together a round up of some of our favorite interactive treat toys and feeders for dogs plus a couple that cats will enjoy too. Interactive toys and feeders are a really great way to keep your pet active, engaged and entertained while you are away, or to just get them motivated to work for their food or treats rather than just giving it to them. Many trainers recommend this and some call it the “no free lunch” concept. They are also really helpful for slowing down pets who tend to eat too quickly, which can lead to big health problems.

My main reason for using interactive treat toys and feeders is to keep Daisy as busy as possible so that she doesn’t get bored while I’m working, or anxious when I’m first heading out the door. I’ve found by watching her on the PetCam, that as long as she’s happy and busy with treats for the first 10 minutes she’s left alone, she’s usually fine! Plus, she really seems to enjoy the challenge…you should see her tail wag when I get out one of her favorite feeders or toys.

Most of these products can be used for either feeding or treating your fur kid, and have been Daisy Tested & Approved for fun and durability. It’s important to observe your pet with the toy or feeder a few times before leaving them alone with it, since some dogs can break anything and that can be a safety issue when left unattended.

Interactive Treat Toys and Feeders to Keep Your Pet Busy

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KONG Wobbler Treat and Food Dispenser Dog Toy: This toy is definitely one of Daisy’s top favorites! It’s one of the ones we’ve had the longest, and I love it because it’s held up really well, despite the tooth marks where Daisy has obviously tried to open it rather than “wobble” the treats out on occasion. You put treats or dry kibble inside and your dog bops and paws at it til the treats come back out through the little hole. They’ll bang it all over the place, and usually spend a good 10 minutes or so working to get the goods. Made in the USA. Comes in Small and Large. I think cats would enjoy this one too, since they love to bat at stuff!

how to use green feeder

Interactive Green Feeder for Dogs (and Purple Feeder for Cats): This is one of the newer interactive feeding toys that Daisy has come to love. You just pour down the kibble or treats and your pet has to find and retrieve each piece from the blades of “grass” that make up the feeder. It really helps to prolong meal time and slows down your pet’s eating so they don’t get sick from bloat or eating too quickly. This one is great for staying in place, and difficult to tip over or bang around. It was larger than I expected, but turns out to be the perfect size! Getting all the food or treats should take anywhere from 10-25 minutes depending on how fast and hard your pet works. Read all the great 5-star reviews!

Aikiou Interactive Pet Feeders for Dogs and Cats: Aikiou (pronounces IQ) makes a super fun feeder for dogs that is a puzzle toy. You can fill every compartment or leave some empty and then let your dog go crazy figuring out where the food or treats are and how to get into each spot. They also offer an interactive feeder for cats that is designed based on kitty’s hunting drive, with tubes to put food or treats in.

daisy puppy kong

KONG Classic Stuffable Dog ToyDaisy has had a KONG Classic since we adopted her! First the Puppy KONG for teething puppies 15-35 pounds, and then the larger red one that you might recognize. They are almost everyone’s favorite because they are extremely durable, and super versatile. You can stuff them with peanut butter, bananas, greek yogurt, pumpkin puree…just about anything you can think of. You can also freeze them, which makes it even more fun for your pet and takes even longer for them to get everything out! Check out this ASPCA tip sheet on How To Stuff A KONG.

These are just a few of the interactive treat toys and feeders out there. We’ve tried several more that we really like, but we’ll save those for another list! Does your dog or cat have a favorite? Have you ever tried using an interactive treat toy with other pets (rabbit, hamster, guinea pig, etc)? Let us know by leaving a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

WIN an Aikiou Interactive Pet Feeder for Your Dog or Cat! {3 WIN}

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interactive pet feeder giveaway

Time for another pawsome giveaway for all our dog and cat pals!!! Thanks to the kind folks from Pet Product Innovations, we’re giving away THREE of their super FUN and interactive Aikiou Pet Feeders! If you missed our recent review of the Aikiou, be sure to go here and check it out to see Daisy in action and read about how much we like ours!

Interactive feeders are not only effective in slowing down mealtimes and thereby helping to avoid gas, bloat, and other digestive issues, they make mealtimes fun and exciting and help to cure boredom for dogs and cats. Cats also get the effective benefit of ‘hunting’ for their food, a natural instinct and behavioral necessity. There are 3 styles and each winner will get their choice of:

  • Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder
  • Aikiou Junior Slow Feeder
  • Stimulo Cat Feeder

WIN your choice of Aikiou Interactive Pet Feeder for your dog or cat! 3 Winners:

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No More Boring Meals Thanks to Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder

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Daisy and I recently had the chance to test out the award-winning Aikiou (pronounced “IQ”) Interactive Dog Feeder from PetPPI. Not only is it super fun and challenging, but it’s also a great way to slow down your dog if they tend to eat to quickly or gulp their food. This can be a real concern for certain breeds and types of dogs, who are more prone to bloat, or who are following strict portion control for weight loss.

For Daisy, we like that it challenges her problem-solving skills and reduces her anxiety over being left alone because she’s having so much fun trying to get the kibble out that she hardly even notices when we leave! Plus, I always try to find new ways for her to “work” for her food. She gets fussy about not eating sometimes, and changing up the “delivery system” keeps her interested in her food without me having to encourage her to eat.

aikiou feeder

Daisy received the Dog Interactive Feeder, designed for medium and large dogs. Aikiou also makes a Dog Junior Slow Feeder for smaller dogs, and the Stimulo Interactive Cat Feeder. They come in a variety of cool colors and although each style is different, they all work basically the same way: hide food or treats in the various compartments and your cat or dog goes to work figuring out how to get it out. This unit holds up to 3.5 cups of food and is dishwasher safe. Whether you’re looking for new interactive toy to keep things interesting, or need help slowing down your pet’s eating habits, these feeders are a sure way to add some FUN to your fur kid’s mealtime!

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Kyjen Interactive Kibble Drop Puzzle Dog Toy $12 ($21 reg) w/ Free Shipping!

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Kyjen Kibble Drop dog puzzle toy

Instead of just giving your dog treats “for free”, it’s a great idea to challenge them by making them work for their goodies and even their food sometimes! Check out this new deal for 43% OFF the Kyjen Kibble Drop puzzle toy for dogs. Right now, it’s on sale for just $12 including shipping.

Put your dog’s dry kibble or any non-messy treats in the top and then let your pup go to work figuring out where they are. The toy automatically drops them into different chambers each time! Visit doggyloot here for this and lots more very cool pet deals!


Half OFF Interactive IQ Treat Ball Dog Toy $7.60 ($14.99 reg)!

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Smarter Dog Toys IQ Treat Ball

Dogs LOVE to work for treats and solve puzzles, too! This FUN ball keeps your dog mentally and physically stimulated because it’s not just a toy, it’s also a treat dispenser! It’s designed for Medium or Large dogs and I love it because you can adjust the difficulty level as your dog learns how it works.

This interactive IQ Treat Ball Dog Toy is on sale right now for $7.60 ($14.99 reg) and is eligible for Free Super Saver or Prime Shipping at