I purchased this bowl with high hopes that my 10lb pug-mix would be able to use this for feeding time. I have lots of other bowls from Outward Hound and other brands that are sometimes difficult for her to use. This bowl is just as difficult, if not more, than the other slow feed bowls I have. The quality is good and my other dog gets good use out of it but I specifically bought the bowl with my pug-mix in mind. Wouldn't recommend for a short-snouted dog but as a regular slow feeder this works fine.
I have a larger version of this for my King Shepherd. I figured a 4 cup version would be big enough for my new GSD puppy. Sadly, it is not. I did compare stated dimensions to the bowl I was using but tat was not actually comparable because of the "slow feed" obstructions. If my old men Yorkie or Shiba Inu were still alive, it would be perfect for them but not for a 12week old GSD puppy.
My great dane has a really hard time with this bowl. His snout is so big he has a hard time getting the food out. He ends up flipping the bowl over w his paws & I have to stand there w him so he doesn't do this. Plus the bowl slides everywhere. Not a nonskid bowl.
My 9 month old puppy was able to chew off the bottom rim of the bowl and swallow it. She has been vomiting up the pieces but this is still quite scary. It works great as a slow feeder bowl, but not safe for chewers.
We bought this for my pug because it specifically says for short snouted dogs. It is 1.5 inches deep and my dog took forever trying to eat.
It is a good one. Works very well. Would order more like it.
After the first meal in the bowl the plastic speed bumps showed signs of being chewed by our 15 pound dog. Not durable.
I ordered a 4 cup bowl but the one I received barely holds 2 cups. I sent an email questioning it and so far no help. Dissapointing.
This bowl has done wonders to help my little dog slow down her food intake!
Although this bowl is described as "for small dogs and cats", I think a cat would have a difficult time with it and my pug could hardly get anything. It's simply too deep. I can't use it for her. Since she chewed on it a little, I can't return it, but I'll donate it. There's another one on the market (not sure if Chewy sells it or not) that works well. It's truly shallow. I would skip this bowl is you have a pug or other flat-nosed dog.