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
Works better than expected
I bought these dog feeders for my two dogs, a Yorkie and a Cavachon. Before getting them, my Yorkie was inhaling his food and barely even chewing it. I was worried that the feeders would intimidate them initially (the Yorkie is pretty skittish) but they figured them out with no problem. Now they take over 5 minutes to eat and they actually chew their food. I ordered the smaller size and it's a great fit for them.
February 9, 2015
Great Feeder but Dishwasher Challenged, and High Price
The first time I used this it took my standard doodle 17 minutes to finish an otherwise 30 second meal. Over time (we've had the feeder for about 2 yrs now) he's gotten that time down to about 6 minutes. We have the larger version and I place it upside down in the dishwasher every night on the bottom rack (I turn heat dry off, and sani-rinse on) towards the back. I don't like how the bottom 'blades' on the underside fill with dishwasher water, so I always rinse them out before using. Otherwise, it leaves white detergent residue on the underside (just a pet peeve of mine, it doesn't effect the actual eating surfaces). That, and the high price are the only downsides to this feeder for me (and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5), but it is extremely effective in slowing down my dog at mealtime.
January 29, 2015
Best food dish ever!
I have a chunky mini dachshund that scoops all her food up in less than 30 seconds. This new dish has changed her time to 5 minutes and she loves the game of it. Love love love this bowl!
January 15, 2015
My trainer highly recommended this feeding dish to prevent bloat and slow down the eating process for my Berenese mountain dog. She was spot on he used to gobble down his food with this feeder it takes a little over 12 minutes to eat luv it
December 26, 2014