|Material||Natural Fabric, Synthetic Fabric, Polyester, Cotton||Synthetic Fabric||Polyester||Polyester||Polyester|
|Lifestage||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Adult||All Lifestages||All Lifestages||All Lifestages|
|Bowl & Storage Feature||—||Non-Skid||—||Non-Skid||Non-Skid|
|Breed Size||—||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||All Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds||All Breeds|
|Capacity (Max)||—||3 cup||—||3-cups||2-cups|
This is an incredible snuffle mat. I love how Cody eats more slowly to find all of the food. I have only one problem; Cody wants to go after the mat after he’s done with the food. Yep, this mat is really nice and a little too attractive to my Irish Setter. Now if you know Irish Setters, you know that they tear after everything.
We feed our dog half his meals in this to slow him down. He is a giant breed so he eats ALOT and scarfs it down. The only issue I have with it is the cost. It seems quite overpriced for what it is. However, I bought it anyway since I did research and this Snuffle mat was the most recommended. It is also pretty durable and easy to wash.
We’re trying to get our rescue dog to not gulp her food. She chews biscuits and other treats but not her kibble. We bought a slow feeder bowl that has helped but she still ate too fast. This mat really slows her down. The hope is that with time she will start to chew the food.
I've already washed and dried this mat several times and it's holding up well. It's well made, doesn't slip and our puppy LOVES it!
This is a wonderful product. My dog loves to sprinkle her food about and this catches everything. In addition, she loves looking for food she has dropped and this keeps it all in one place and she seems to love looking for dropped food among all the fibers. I noticed she even seems to purposely drop and hide food for later. So it is a win in all fronts: keeps the kitchen door clean from food, and is a fun toy for the dog to look for hidden food. Highly recommended!
I bought this feeding mat for my puppy that was eating his food extremely fast and nothing I tried worked. This mat made him have to eat slower by having to find the food but in the process he started pulling the strings out of the mat and was eating them without me knowing. I didn't notice until I found the bare spots in the rug and he did end up passing them thankfully. Be careful if you use this mat.
There are a couple of things that were problematic with this mat. 1) it has a cloth bottom so it slips all over the floor. For some, this could add an extra layer of difficulty, but for me, I was trying to use it to keep my foster dog in one place. 2) the material is very attractive for chewers. Once he finished with the treat finding, he proceeded to eat the mat. So I had to throw it away.
This works great to slow my very eager dog from wolfing down her food. I recommend shaking it out before loading it up with kibble for maximum snuffling. I haven't had it long enough to speak to how it holds up in the wash.
We’ve tried MANY different types of slow feeders to slow down our dog’s eating and they barely made a difference. This snuffle mat is absolutely superior to all that we’ve tried before and makes his meal last for 5-8 minutes instead of literally 30 seconds. Also, there isn’t really a way he can outsmart it due to the nature of it. Occasionally he’ll pick it up to shake out whatever’s left when he gets to the end but even then it’s essentially “scatter feeding” (look it up) so he can’t inhale it in three bites. It’s also super durable so it doesn’t get torn apart by his teeth - and we have a 70 lb. dog who’s a power chewer and can tear apart a stuffed toy in mere seconds! So whatever fabric they use is pretty strong but we do put it up between meals to be safe because we don’t want him to use it as a chew toy. Also, super easy to shake out or wash. I will say that it can be messy if your dog shakes it but it’s not a big enough con for us. I just wish they’d offer it in a bigger size though as our dog eats 2 cups of food twice a day, so we typically have some spill over since it holds 1.5 cups or less best.
My puppy loves getting her food on this mat and it takes her a good five to ten minutes to get through all the kibble with a bunch of solid sniffing in there!