|Bowl & Storage Feature||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control...||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control...||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control...||Short Snouted, Portion Control, BPA-Free, Lead-Free||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds||Large Breeds||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds|
|Capacity (Max)||2-cup||4-cup||2-cup||2-cups; 16-oz||0.5 Cup/4-oz|
|Lifestage||Adult||Adult||Puppy, Adult||Adult||Puppy, Adult, Senior|
This dish is very effective in slowing down my "eat fast & spit up" pup. However, it is deeper than my older blue one, which is now called large. My blue one is larger in diameter but not as deep as this one so perhaps they have changed the form a bit. My guy usually leaves some in the bottom of this new one, while he can finish his meal in the older one, and then teases until I put the remainer in a regular bowl so he can finish. IThese bowls are very effective in slowing his eating and the spitting up has stopped completely.
We've been using the purple slow feeder on our 8 week puppy for 8 days now. It definitely works to slow him down compared to when we used a normal bowl. It has helped tremendously with his upset tummy and gas issues. However after only a couple days he became smart enough to where he can bite down on the walls and flip the entire feeder over. Fortunately it's been near the end of the meal when he does so, and hasn't learned to do it at every feeding, or from the beginning. So it stills works, and frustrates him greatly to use it. There's always some kibble left along the edges in the small pockets after he gives up finally. When using a regular bowl he picked it clean every time. As a slow feeder, and the very first one we've used its worked better than I expected it to. However after only a week of use there's already gashes and bite marks along the walls. And he's a puppy whose teeth are still coming in. I'd hate to see the damage an adult dog who is smarter and with strong teeth can do. It'll definitely have to be replaced at some point. It's not long term quality at all, but the benefits do outway what replacing it will cost. But I probably won't but the same one/brand again.
My dog inhales food, sometimes literally. I bought this bowl hoping it will help slow her down. It works somewhat. She still eats her food fast, but at least it takes a bit more time. I worry about bloating. The one gripe I have is that the bowl is plastic. I wish they make a stainless steel version. It is easy to clean bc after she eats she will continue to lick it for a couple of minutes. It is difficult to clean, but she licks it pretty clean, so most of the time I just rinse it. I’m pretty happy with this purchase.
I purchased one of these slow feeder bowls for my puppy 4 years ago. It helps her because she was an abandoned puppy and had to fight for any and all food that was available (one of 5 pups) and was just gulping her food without chewing even though she did not have competition any longer.
Harley eats too fast. So he never realizes he has eaten. I purchased 2 different feeder bowl in different colors. I split his food between both bowls. Now by the time he is finished eating he is very chill.
It’s just perfect and also cute. The one my dog usually eats from is wider and more shallow. This one is smaller and deeper. Takes up less room and feels very sturdy. It’s pretty and Winnie has been enjoying her food in it.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! We recently adopted a dog from the Reservation that had lived outside and had to either hunt or beg for her meals to survive. Because she feared this would be her last meal ever, she ate so fast (and did not chew any of it) that I could not believe it, and was worried about bloat. She currently gets 4 meals a day (2/3 a cup at a time) and with the regular feeding bowl she inhaled her food at each feeding in 20 seconds. With this bowl she takes almost two minutes to eat and actually chews some of it, but without getting frustrated (which I was concerned about). We actually bought two different Outward Hound fun feeder interactive dog bowls (they have different patterns) to switch things up a bit. Best decision we made to address this issue.
Overall this isn't a bad feeder and is definitely one that I will keep in the lineup for my dogs. The areas where the food sits are small enough that it's hard for even my little puppy to get his nose into. By far the biggest down side is that there are no suction cups on the bottom to keep it from being flipped over. The bottom's grippy, but if the dogs figure out how to flip it (which isn't overly difficult for either of mine) then it's game over. Put some suction cups on it and make it a 5 star product!
I gave up on these after using twice. I have Westies that couldn't get into much of these bowls at all to eat. Donated them to Goodwill. A REAL waste of money.
Ordered the 2 cup size for a 12 week old setter pup to control her way too fast eating. While she usually gobbles her food very fast, she could not get her kibble out of the maze at all. The ravenous eater sat and cried looking at this bowl with her dinner in it. Back to the sheet pan feed method ...