Loving Pets Gobble Stopper Slow Feeder
Did not work for my dog
My lab is a very fast eater, so I put this in her bowl and although it did slow her down she had some problems with a sore at the bottom of her front lower gum. This is probably because she was rubbing on the bottom of the device. I would suggest the bowl with the hump instead of this for aggressive eaters.
May 19, 2013
works like magic
I have a Lab/Husky mix (big dog) with Pancreatitis problems... before I found the Gobble Stopper I would have to massage his tummy after eating to "burp" him, and he still up-chucked often. He ate too fast and took too big bites. With the Gobble Stopper he eats at a slow pace, eats in smaller bites and doesn't throw up anymore after eating. I use a feed stand that takes a special bowl to raise it closer so Buddy doesn't have to stoop to eat (it also stops some of the air intake)... with the Gobble Stopper I was able to use my bowl with the stand and reap all the benefits of other bowls made for the same purpose. Get one, trust me...
October 21, 2013
This product is very effective.
The medium gobble stopper slowed our Great Dane, who is a permanently hungry, street savvy, rescue, into a civilized eater. Before we had this we were always seriously concerned about bloat, and nothing we placed in his dish to slow him down ever helped. He now eats roughly three cups of food in about four to five minutes rather than the one minute or less it used to take him. He no longer has coughing fits during eating either. It's been a huge relief.
September 20, 2013
Works like it says!
Our small dog was inhaling her food; 1/4 cup would be gone in just a minute. With this, the same amount of food lasts her a good 5-8 minutes. Not only does it help her slow down, but the bowl we have it in is a little smaller than the 6 inch diameter, and it makes her bowl more of a foraging device. It did pop off the first time I used it, but I found if I washed both this and the bowl, and left the suction cup slightly damp, it worked much better. It has now been in place 3 days.
August 14, 2013
Slows down the little ones
It has slowed down the little ones who are on steroids for life, going to try a few for the bigger guys too. A pain to wash so much stuff all the time but we have tried balls, small bowls turned upside down....this has been the best so far.
May 24, 2013
Does what it's supposed to do!
I'm so glad I found this insert. I was looking at the bowls designed to slow down the eating process, but they're all so ugly. We have these beautiful matching ceramic bowls for food and water, and this little insert allows me to continue using both. It's really cute too. Our dog used to eat so fast, he would start choking on his food. Now, he has to take his time and go looking for his food under the bone. It works great!
October 25, 2013
My dog just picks it up out of the dish. If it were a bowl, it might work; but it isn't a bowl. It's a stupid plastic bone with a suction cup on the bottom! Don't buy this if you have big dogs. They will chew it up in a nano-second!
October 23, 2013
I was looking to use either this product or one of the steel balls that you place in the food. This product was a bit cheaper and I wasn't sure if my dog would just push the ball around and still eat too quickly. This product has definitely slowed her down, but it does lose the suction from time to time. I have to make sure the bowl is completely dry otherwise it is useless.
October 9, 2013