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Ethical Pet Slow Feed Foraging Dog Mat

Ethical Pet Slow Feed Foraging Dog Mat

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    Slows the feeding down

    By DebM on Dec 17, 2020

    Effective rug slows down feeding time and the puppy seems to enjoy the distraction. If he is really playful/ impatient/ hungry though, he will pick rug up and shake it, to get to the food faster.

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    Pet likes but poor value

    By smrgoose on Nov 16, 2020

    The product is decent and my dog loves to lay and snuggle on it. But essentially, this is a shag/loop bath rug. This item can be purchased for half the price at any store that sells bathroom towels and accessories. I was expecting the texture to be a little more dense to encourage foraging, especially The product is decent and my dog loves to lay and snuggle on it. But essentially, this is a shag/loop bath rug. This item can be purchased for half the price at any store that sells bathroom towels and accessories. I was expecting the texture to be a little more dense to encourage foraging, especially since the product is marketed for pets. I wanted the item to slow a fast eater and stimulate sniffing which is a healthy activity for dogs. Instead I will have to get a slow feeder bowl. It does not function as a “slow feed foraging dog mat.” I suppose I will keep the item as a blanket for my dog. In terms of value, there are similar products that are less inexpensive and I do not find this to be effective for eating (dry food and treats of course) for my pet. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Slows the feeding down

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    Effective rug slows down feeding time and the puppy seems to enjoy the distraction. If he is really playful/ impatient/ hungry though, he will pick rug up and shake it, to get to the food faster.

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    Pet likes but poor value

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    The product is decent and my dog loves to lay and snuggle on it. But essentially, this is a shag/loop bath rug. This item can be purchased for half the price at any store that sells bathroom towels and accessories. I was expecting the texture to be a little more dense to encourage foraging, especially since the product is marketed for pets. I wanted the item to slow a fast eater and stimulate sniffing which is a healthy activity for dogs. Instead I will have to get a slow feeder bowl. It does not function as a “slow feed foraging dog mat.” I suppose I will keep the item as a blanket for my dog. In terms of value, there are similar products that are less inexpensive and I do not find this to be The product is decent and my dog loves to lay and snuggle on it. But essentially, this is a shag/loop bath rug. This item can be purchased for half the price at any store that sells bathroom towels and accessories. I was expecting the texture to be a little more dense to encourage foraging, especially since the product is marketed for pets. I wanted the item to slow a fast eater and stimulate sniffing which is a healthy activity for dogs. Instead I will have to get a slow feeder bowl. It does not function as a “slow feed foraging dog mat.” I suppose I will keep the item as a blanket for my dog. In terms of value, there are similar products that are less inexpensive and I do not find this to be effective for eating (dry food and treats of course) for my pet. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy prefers this to a bowl

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    Our puppy prefers any foraging or puzzle feeders to a regular bowl and loves this mat. She sometimes falls asleep on it and starts rooting around for kibble when she wakes up. Had it for a few months now and has held up nicely to several washes and dries.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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