Northmate Green Interactive Feeder
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
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
It slowed Ripper down!
Our mini-doxie used to inhale his kibble in between 20 and 30 seconds depending on how often he choked and gagged on his food. It was disgusting and not good for his health. This feeder has slowed him down to 3 minutes and he no longer chokes and gags so we're very happy with this product.
November 20, 2014
Peace and quiet
My dog is like a puppy and has lots of energy and wants lots of attention. He also eats in the blink of an eye.... NOT ANYMORE! He eats when he wants to and even will leave the feeder and go back to it later for more. Not to mention the many (15+) minutes of peace and quiet I get while he's eating.
October 21, 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