|Bowl & Storage Feature||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control...||Portion Control, Tip-Resistant, BPA-Free, Lead-Free||Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control, BPA-Free, Lead-Free||Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control||Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control, BPA-Free|
|Capacity (Max)||0.5-cup||—||0.094-cup per feeder||0.66-cups||—|
|Material||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Nylon, Microfiber||Plastic||Rubber|
|Lifestage||Adult||Adult||Kitten, Adult||Adult, Senior||Adult|
|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles, Treat Dispensers||—||—||—||—|
Of the four slow feeders I use, this one definitely dispenses the most at a time for the least amount of effort, but I do like to use it when it's meal time for all three cats. It is promoting bonding between the three otherwise unfamiliar cats, and is a great secondary choice for allowing the cats to free feed, but with a bit of work. It has an adjustable "flow" to optimize dispensing for any type of kibble. I wouldn't use it with wet food, but I only say that because it's obvious, and someone will inevitably try it, haha. My favorite slow feeder is a different brand: the Catit "digger" is a great slow feeder and their "puzzle ball" (I have two and they're great for slow feeding and getting the lazy one a bit of exercise) are both very moderately priced and available on chewy as well. Happy pet parenting. See y'all next review! Overall I'd give it 4.5 stars but I'll round up for the price point.
This a great slow feeder. You can put a lot of food in it and can control how much food comes out. The only improvement it needs is the lid. It does not twist on and off. I pry it off using my nails and pulling up and banging it down to close it. Not ideal but it works. Kudos to Chewy for sending me another one but it has the same issue. Almost a 5* rating.
My cats. Abby & Bella have been vomiting up undigested dry food for years. I figured out - after expensive testing & experimenting with other dry foods - it was & is due to my girls eating too fast & not chewing up, thoroughly. This dish is a game changer! Since it takes time to find & pull n out each morsel, they are not throwing up everyday - anymore, whoo-hoo!
The feeder works well and one of my cats seems to prefer it. One of my cats seems to have trouble getting the food out of it. She is an older cat with teeth problems and was also declawed (not by me). So if you have a cat with similar issues you might want to avoid it. It helps with my situation though because it keeps the food more evenly rationed between the cats.
We got this just to stimulate our 3-year old cat a bit more when he is eating, so that he won't just mindlessly inhale his food. He adapted to it quickly! Doesn't seem that hard for them to insert a paw and drawn out a piece of kibble. Please with the purchase.
This was recommended by my vet to slow down her eating. I thought it would be great and keep my cats amused. It hasn't worked out. I'm not sure if I should have done something to get them interested in it. Therefore, I don't feel that I can give fair rating.
Other cats might use this but our two cats would not. We were trying to slow down their feeding habits and bought this at the recommendation of out vet. They just plucked a few bites out of it and then would howl for food. We tried it for two weeks, one feeding per day (the other feeding they just got their bowls) and just ignored their howling but it got to be too much.
I also have a Scarf and Barf kitty, and this dish works well to prevent vomiting after eating. My vet suggested that I get this feeding dish to reduce the speed with which my kitty consumes his food, as she thinks his speedy eating is causing his vomiting. Like other buyers, I found modifications needed to be made: 1) My cat will not use the round portals, only the tunnel feeders. His head is too large to get to the food at the bottom of the round portals. So, the central food storage bin is of no use, as dry food put into the central bin goes into ALL the available outlets, both round and tunnel shaped. 2) My cat was a homeless stray for two years before we adopted him. So, he also has food anxiety, as he spent many hours searching for food to fill his hungry tummy. Thus, he does not stop eating if food is available. Again, the central storage bin when used to hold multiple meal feedings does not work for us, as my kitty would simply continue eating as long as food fell into the available outlets, getting very overweight. I have solved the above two dilemmas by simply putting his AM (or PM) dry cat chow meal in a measuring cup, and carefully pouring it into the tunnel feeders. I skip the round portals because they are not useful for us. It takes a little bit of patience to not spill the dry cat chow as you place it into the tunnel feeders. Obviously, I get to do this twice a day?once for the AM meal, and once for the PM meal. While this feeder does not save me the task of manually giving my cat food twice a day, it does help prevent his vomiting immediately after he eats. He does still vomit occasionally, but far less so than with any other method of eating his meals.
To start, this works for our cats exactly as intended. They’re getting some stimulation and work out of their dinner, and since they’ve stopped scarfing it in one mouthful we’ve had no issues with them eating too much at once and getting sick. Couple of things I wish were better: I wish the tray outside the tubes was bigger. As it stands, when they reach a paw in to scoop food out, it spills off the tray and onto the floor. Second, the food holding container is very small, our two cats aren’t big and they finish it in two days. Seems to be well-built and as I said, working quite well for what we bought it.
Our cat was throwing up constantly from eating too fast or overeating. After Much research we chose this feature and hope that it worked,and it did! Pumpkin loves it and she has almost completely stopped throwing up.