Where you place a feeding dish can be as important to your cat's experience as the food you serve in it.
When choosing where to place your cat’s feeding dish, it's important to understand the pressures of feeding in the wild.
Active hunters know the value of food, so cats stay alert for rivals coming in to steal a hard-earned meal.
Also know that cats are quite vulnerable to predators while eating. So they seek locations where they feel protected from the back or flank, but can still keep a watchful eye on anything approaching as they eat.
In your home, it may be another cat that causes alarm. Perhaps it's a dog, a young child or another family member.