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Ethical Pet Slow Feed Foraging Dog Mat, Gray, 24-in

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Description

Slow your good buddy down at the ol’ feeding trough with the Ethical Pet Slow Feed Foraging Dog Mat. This clever design encourages dogs to forage for their kibble like they would in the wild, slowing down fast eaters and portly pups for a healthier pace. Simply sprinkle the food into the mat and let your wild beastie hunt for it like a champ. Helps alleviate weight gain, bloat and vomiting caused by dogs wolfing down their food.

Key Benefits
  • Slows down the pace of eating to discourage stomach upset and weight gain.
  • Stimulates dogs mentally and physically as they root out their food.
  • Encourages natural canine foraging instincts.
  • Machine washable for good hygiene.
  • Can be used with dogs, cats or other foraging animals.

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  • Item Number
    188614
  • Dimensions
    1 x 24 x 17 inches
  • Weight
    1.4 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Material
    Polyester
Rating: 3.8 of 5 stars 9 Reviews 9 Reviews 3.9 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 3.8 of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not right for our dog

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    Once I got this product in person, the threads were much shorter and wider apart then i was expecting and it didn't really hide food at all. The food/treats kind of just sat on the mat and our dog (part poodle so she tends to be very smart) ate the treats very quickly. I am going to return this one and instead buy a different mat that has longer threads that are made of different materials.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Should have bought this a long time ago

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    I’ve used a Kong Wobbler for my Aussie mix since I got her over 10 years ago and I’ve always put the wobbler on a dog bed to lessen the noise. Bc of this method, I’ve had to wash dog beds pretty frequently and after moving to apartment without a W/D and this COVID-19 situation, I found this little gem. It’s super easy to wash and still keeps the noise level down. Even better is that my dog more entertained by having to tip over the wobbler AND have to find her kibble in the “forest”. Her feeding frenzy is prolonged so my other dog can eat in peace. I hope it’ll last a long time, but for now it seems to hold up well. I wish I would have thought of this product sooner!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    My dog is strange

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    My 13 lb. shai poo is not much for foraging. He will eat some kibble from the mat and then get some on the floor to eat. He will not eat any from a bowl in the morning. He is so strange about food.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Outsmarted by a puppy

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    My dog just picked up the mat and shook it to get all the food out.... but its very soft and he likes to cuddle with it, so not a total loss

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good option

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    My miniature Schnauzer puppy picks kibble out of his all day, the cats do too. However, my puppy is really smart and has learned that if he picks up a corner of the mat, all the food falls down to one side and it's easier to get them. He doesn't do it all the time though, which is confusing. Maybe some days he's just lazier?

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Slow feeder rug

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    Awesome product. Works better than the 3 different slow feeder bowls I’ve tried.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Follow Your Nose

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    Dinner was boring for Ralphie before this mat came into his life. Now he gets to exercise his nose and channel some of his energy into his nightly food hunt. He also likes his kibble more than he used to now that it’s turned into a game. A very wise toucan once said “Follow Your Nose.” This mat has allowed my boy to do exactly that and for that, we thank you.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Well Made Mat

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    This is a very well made foraging mat and it works well. It is machine washable too which makes me very happy. I hide tasty treats in it to keep my dog occupied. I recommend you supervise your dog and do not leave the mat down or your dog may destroy it. All in all it is a great foraging mat.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    didn’t slow down eating as much as I hoped

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    I used this for the first time this morning. While it shows down her eating a little, it is just because the food is spread out. The rug is not really long enough to hide the pieces of her food so she didn’t have to work so hard to get it. Would recommend other toys like the Kong Wobbler over this one for really slowing down eating and engaging the dog.

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