My is one of those that always eats so fast that she can't keep it down, so I finally got her 2 slow feeder bowls. She finally eats her wet food at a normal slow pace and so far it's been 2 days and I haven't had any vomit to clean up! I haven't tried it with dry food yet, but I have with crunchy treats because she doesn't chew them normally, she swallow them whole. But in the slow feeder I finally heard a *crunch*! My only regret is not getting a slow feeder sooner!
This slow feeder goes through the dishwasher well and is pretty sturdy. The ridges for a cat are a little too high and too close though. Dry food and chunky wet don't work well in this as the cat can't really get their face in it, but pâte works decently. My cat can consistently get about 80% out.
My precious baby can't handle dry food unless it's the kind that's so expensive, buying canned tuna or canned chicken will be a better bargain... which is what I feed her. This bowl is working perfectly for that. She had started to inhale that food so fast, that one day, she puked up what looked like enough to have been her morning feeding as well as the feeding from the night before. She had even lost weight from puking up so much in that one day. This has slowed her down enough that she has gained that weight back at a steady rate and now has to take at least five minutes before she can empty that bowl. The people who say that it doesn't work... I'm guessing use dry food. It is pretty deep, so I can imagine that it would be very difficult for little pieces of dry food to be scooped out of there by a cat's tongue. But if you do wet food, this is absolutely perfect!
The ridges are high and narrow which I see as a plus overall. My cat had to really get his snout and paws in there. However, it only took 5 seconds for my cat to figure out the bowl is so light weight all he had to do was bite on the ridge, pick it up and slam it down so kibble flew everywhere. So unless I plan to sit with him to physically hold down the bowl he will still be able to chow down his food in 3 seconds. I will need to figure out how to attach this to a heavy base.
We have the Frisco fish ridge bowl that I've been trying to replace with something that takes a little longer for my cat to eat out of. This design kind of works but it's smaller than the Frisco bowl and the ridges are a little too close together so my cat just gave up and I had to help scoop the food he couldn't reach out. He has a pretty big head so maybe he needs a dog food bowl.
It's actually a pretty decent bowl, if you don't have an 8lb 4month old kitten. His mouths a little too big to fit between the ridges, like my fingers dont fit between them. so, if you have a tiny little kitten or maybe it could be better for wet food but not great for kibble.
I have searched for months looking for a slow feeder bowl designed for cats. This isn't it! The ridges are an inch tall. Unless your cat as an anteater snout, the ridges are too tall and narrow to actually eat. I've never seen my cat so mad!!
My Cat, Lucy, tends to eat really fast and sadly she vomits what she eats, wet and dry food alike. I got this to help slow down her eating. While this bowl is great for wet food, it's not the best for dry food, the spines are too high for my cat to really pick up the food to eat, she will lick than kind of give up, barley eating anything, so I use this mostly for her wet food. If i could, i would give this 3.5/5 starts, it's a good bowl for wet food just not so much at the dry food.
I bought this hoping it would help my one cat that eats to fast then gets sick. She does not have claws so it did not work for her
Cheap and lightweight do my cat just tipped it over to get the food. She likes her food and is no dummy! I am going to look got something weighted on the base.