I picked up a 2-cup, purple slow-feeder when it was only $6.50. My dog eats too fast, and I wanted to slow him down. He was very confused and couldn’t get all of his kibble out for his first meal but figured it out by the second or third. Now, it hardly seems to slow him down at all. That said, purple is the easiest, so I plan to get him a harder color. I might also try a 4-cup feeder even though he only gets 1 cup of kibble and a sprinkling of wet food. Anything to slow him down. Two other notes. First, the description says top rack dishwasher safe, but these are too tall to stand up on the top rack, and they’ll accumulate dirty water if you lay them flat. I stand mine up on the bottom rack, and they do just fine in my somewhat pathetic dishwasher. Secondly, if you feed your dog in a crate, you should remove any mats or blankets or else your dog will be able to flip this over. The bottom is grippy but needs a smooth surface to work properly.
While material quality was there, the food openings were terribly unrealistic. Bought this for a 2 week old orphaned rescue kitten who was starving. He was just starting to eat solid food, made as a gruel, but was gorging. Thought this bowl would help slow him down, but he couldn't even get his tiny nose in the sections, but less attempt to eat! Can't imagine another pet, even the smallest baby, being able to use this bowl. Had to throw out.
Our pup does not have an issue gobbling down food. However we introduced a few slow feeder bowls to add some mental stimulation to her routine. She disliked this bowl the most and refused to eat out of it. My guess is that there are more nooks and crannies than her other bowls, and it was a frustrating process to try and get the food out. I can see it working well for a strongly food motivated dog who eats quickly. It simply didn’t work for our circumstances. We donated it after a couple weeks.
Bought this when it was on sale & I’m glad I did because some of these interactive bowls aren’t always cheap. Just wanted to test it to see if my dog will be okay with it since she often eats fast. This has helped her in slowing down her food intake as well as keeping her busy. Highly recommend it for those who have dogs that eat too quick.
Nice feeding bowl but the description did not say what the box said. That is was Small to Medium. I listed as being two cups worth an I though that would be fine for one meal for my larger size dog. But she can't fit her nose in the grooves and it took way to long and she couldn't get all the food. Get the larger size bowl even though it costs a lot more if you have a large dog.
One of my favorite purchases from Chewy so far. My 70lb Bullboxer mix used to vacuum up 2 cups of food in 90 seconds. Now it takes her 5 minutes, and I no longer have to worry about separating her from our senior dog at feeding time (who can now eat in peace). She's less flatulent, too, which I contribute to her slower consumption.
Our family had been thinking of buying a interactive bowl like this because our dog likes to down her food in a flash. This bowl is great for her since she is only about 15-20 pounds. It takes her longer to eat and that is good for her tummy!
I purchased two bowls because we were getting ready to adopt another dog and I wanted to slow down their eating to eliminate fighting. They have worked well and have eliminated my new dog from choking down food. Only thing I would have done differently is buy a larger size since I feed 1-1/2 to 2 cups of food and it fills it to the top and I have to be careful, when filling them, so food doesn't roll out of the bowl.
I have a beagle so she is very food driven. If she eats out of her regular dish, she will finish her food in less than a minute (which is insane, I know). Since using the slow feeder, she has definitely slowed down with her eating which has helped with her bloating. Takes her about 5 minutes to finish.
This slow feeder bowl really does its job. Our puppy was eating way too fast and getting indigestion. We tried putting chew toys in her bowl to slow her down but they didn't work. I ordered this bowl and she is now eating at a good pace and having fun with the challenge it offers. It is well made - despite sharp puppy teeth, it is holding up. I like that it is top rack dishwasher safe. And I love the reasonable price.