…and I’m allergic to cats. Never used to be. I used to bring home strays all the time when I was a kid and my mother would have no part of that. But by the time I turned 23 my love of cats ended after visiting a friend with one and while petting it my eyes began to itch. Next thing you know everyone is freaking out over the whites of my eye suddenly swelling. Someone called an ER and after describing the symptoms the medical personal on the other end asked if there was an animal in the room. My allegories to cats have gotten so bad I can’t be in the same room with them for any length of time before I develop shortness of breath. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be helpful to folks who have cats and thought you might be able to use this information. According to a research from the University of California to have the happiest cat possible, make your animal work for their food. That sounds cruel but they polled a bunch of cat owners about their cat feeding practices, and found 30 percent said they use food puzzles regularly. A food puzzle is an object that can hold food and can be manipulated to release food once an animal cracks the code. The scientists say delivering food via a puzzle can make your cat feel more mentally stimulated, as well as less stressed and less aggressive. You should talk to your veterinarian about what kind of puzzle might suit your cat best. See, got through the whole story without one itch and can still catch my breath.