Northmate Green Interactive Feeder
My dog no longer chokes on her food due to fast eating.
I bought this feeder because my dog constantly choked due to eating too fast. Her first time eating from this feeder was hilarious because she went from a little shiny bowl that allowed her to basically inhale her food to a lump-filled, green, plastic maze. So, putting her food into this contraption was just... ahm... huh? She literally had her tail tucked while eating from this feeder for the first time. It took her forever to finish that meal. But, after two or three meals, she got the hang of it. So, if you purchase this product, give it a fair shake. Let your dog get used to it.
I timed her feeding times from the normal bowl and from this feeder. Normal bowl was less than twenty seconds. (Yes, I'm serious. That's not adding in the coughing and gagging time that always followed.) The feeding time for this feeder is six minutes. Consistently, that's how long it takes her to eat from this feeder.
20 seconds vs. 6 minutes
Then you include the factors like what sturdy material this is made from, and the fact that it is so easily washed (even can be put into the diswasher). The price is very reasonable, the quality is exceptional, and the result is a much healthier mealtime experience.
September 17, 2014
Not for dogs w/o a small long nose or tongue
It did slow my dog down but I think he had to work hard to get the food. Maybe if the "grass blades" were a bit more thinner/skinnier if that makes sense. It probably works better for Winnie dog that have the longer thinner nose or big dogs with love longer tongues. Over all good idea and will slow your dog down
May 24, 2014
My cat was confused...
I tried very hard to get my cat- who inhales food to try this so he could dig for his food and slow him down but he just didn't "get" it. Not saying it would not work for other animals. Maybe my guy is a little "challenged".
October 15, 2014
We purchased the interactive feeder to prevent our 7 month golden from scarfing down his food and sometimes choking. It works perfectly! His eating time has gone from 30 seconds (to eat 2.5 cups) to 10 minutes. I highly recommend purchasing this if you are having trouble with you dog/puppy eating too fast!
October 6, 2014
Great even for small (8 Pound Dog)
I have an 8 pound Yorkie Poo who was eating his food way to fast. I read reviews that other feeders are too deep for smaller dogs with short snouts so I was worried. This feeder is great and really slows him down. The only complaint I have is that it is HUGE and I ordered the mini. Not that big of a deal but would have liked it a little smaller.
September 18, 2014
Greatly reduces gobbling!
I have two small 6lb dogs and they both can inhale a 1/2 cup each of dog food in under 30 seconds. This bowl slowed that time to 7 minutes for one, and almost 12 minutes for the other. I did notice that the dog with the shorter snout had a little harder time getting at the food, but was still able to finish the bowl, it just took longer, which was the goal.
I am VERY satisfied with this product and just ordered a second one so they both each could have their own. Also, they no longer give a huge belch when they are done eating like they used to, and seem to be more satiated with the food they had rather than wolfing it down and immediately looking for more.
August 9, 2014
The Green feeder works great. It's a tad large but that is not an issue. We bought the feeder at the recommendation of our trainer. The purpose is to keep our dog, a juvenile English Setter, engaged in the AM. At first our dog was lazy and just got the easy kibble. After about a week he has mastered the feeder and gets every last piece of kibble. I'm not sure he's wild about the feeder, but it does slow him down and makes him work for his food. He is a feral rescue, so I'm sure he's happy to have two square meals a day, however they're delivered.
August 6, 2014
So my boyfriend rescued a dog but because of where he came from he had eating problems (meaning he inhaled his food.) We would set his bowl down and call him, look down and it was gone literally that quick. Many eating problems worried us with this but the biggest was that he was eating about six cups of food a day (he is a German shepherd/beagle mix so WAY too much food for him) and LOSING weight. We tried the ball trick he just was excited that he got a toy with his meal, the same happened with the rock so I found this bowl and decided to try it...SUCCESS! He is now eating TONS less and the normal ten seconds he used to take to eat (this isn't a joke either) he now takes ten to twenty min for half the amount of food and he is gaining his weight and has his energy back. I could not recommend this bowl more easy to use, beneficial for the dog and easy to clean (it goes in the dishwasher if you want but can be washed easy enough not using it) the ONLY downfall is if you step on it its about as bad as a Lego so don't put it near any walkways.
July 21, 2014