We bought our new rescue dog a slow feeder bowl because he would eat every meal in less than 2 minutes. The Outward Houndz slow feeder bowls work really well for us. Our dog is forced to eat more slowly, which in the long run will benefit his health. The only downside is that the bowls are a bit difficult to wash and hand dry - but we expected that and it's not a big enough problem to take a star off. Overall I would highly recommend if your dog(s) eat too quickly and need to slow down.
Well, we got it to slow down our young beagle/basset mix - it definitely does that! He also makes a colossal mess spraying the food all over the floor trying to eat it fast! LOL :) However, the whole chasing the food licking it around the bowl (I'm sure he thinks it's some sort of torture device!), spraying the food around, and cleaning the loose bits up off the floor takes him long enough to give our two elderly dogs a chance to eat their food in peace.
My pup is 3 months old, this is huge for her. She wasn't thrilled with it. But I think she will grow to like it. She only eats twice a day. I think it's good quality, but I think it is pricey for plastic. I don't know if I'd recommend it but again there may be many pups that can benefit from it and maybe mine will in the future.
My dog gets 3 cups a day, 1.5 cups for each meal. I got the smaller size because it says it holds up to 2 cups, but apparently on the packaging the 2-cup size is the "mini". This "mini" size isn't advertised very clearly, it appears on the packaging but upon double-checking after purchase it only shows the mini-size indication on the 8th of 10 photos and you really have to be looking to notice it. The bowl itself seems good quality and it's true that it's non-skid. It's just a bit comical having my 55lb pittie eating out of such a small bowl. Plus, I'd say it fits 1.5 cups just barely as it spills out of the bowl as I'm filling it and the last 1/2 cup tends to just sit on top rather than actually fill into the bowl as intended. It's nice quality, but beware the cup estimate is runs small.
This is the third type of bowl designed to slow eating. By far the best. The Chocolate Lab, who inhales food, must spend around five minutes or more to finish his food. Blueberries and some veggies get "stuck" in the narrow troughs, thus forcing thought, time and energy to finish the meal.
We bought 2 of these bowls for each of our dogs. Our precious 9 yr old Boxer/Plott Hound has always been a fast eater and finding out as dogs age that they can become higher at risk for bloat we wanted to slow him down and our 4 month old Goldendoodle was inhaling her food so fast that it was a serious concern that at some point she could suffer bloat or other digestive disorders. We purchased this bowl and it absolutely made her slow way down and she can enjoy her food now! Nice material and it does NOT slide on tile floors, highly recommend this bowl!
This bowl arrived today, and Cooper has had two feedings from it. It works fantastic. He is on prednisone and now eats ferociously. He's had one evening of painful bloating, so his daily ration is divided into 6 small meals. This bowl slows him down even more. Hopefully, when he is off his meds, this bowl will help him go back to the calm leisurely eater he used to be.
Huckleberry was not impressed with his new bowl at first but likes it now. It has slowed his eating down and he is actually chewing his food instead of swallowing it whole and he has quit throwing up like he used to when he wolfed his meals down
We picked up 2. No more dogs eating their food like if they were Piranhas. They try, but it just takes them more time to eat, and slows them down nicely. I was worried that possibly they may swallow too much air, however, that does not seem to be a problem at all! Thank you!
My Jack Russell would eat his food so fast his stomach would convulse when finished. This really slowed him down. Nice because it doesn’t slide around the floor when he is eating. Highly recommend for fast eaters.