- AIDS IN PROPER DIGESTION: Common issues that arise in fast eating dogs include bloating, regurgitation, and canine obesity. Our Fun Feeder Slo Bowls both challenge and engage your dog during mealtime while helping reduce overeating behavior.
- MADE WITH NON-SLIP BASE AND FOOD SAFE MATERIALS: Our slow feeder dog bowls are made to hold in both fun and food as your dog forages through the fun patterns with its non-slip base. Bowls are BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free.
- CLEANING MADE EASY: Fun Feeder dog bowls are top-rack dishwasher safe. Less work for you means more pup playtime after!
I hate, Hate, HATE this bowl !!!!!! I used to be able to wolf my dinner down in 20 seconds flat. BANG! and it was gone. So what I went to the vet once or twice for bloat - who cares! Ize like to eat, and Ize like to eat fast.Now with this 60's retro psychedelic shaped safety orange dish, I have to work to get every piece of kibble. It takes me 10 minutes now to eat a 20 second dinner. Its downright humiliating. The shame - oh, the shame!Hmmm. Come to think about it, I haven't been to the vet for a while. Phhhhhht. Just coincidence, I'm sure.
Update 9/1/2016:I have been using this feeder for a few months now and still love it! My puppy has yet to tip it over or spill it and it still continues to slow his eating down. It can get gross sometimes with his slobber after he is done eating but I can give it a quick rinse. Cleaning with the sponge wand I use is a little tough to get in all the divots, but I throw it in the dishwasher every now and then to give it a full cleaning.Original Review:I have a 6 month old puppy and he absolutely loves food. He literally will sit there licking his lips when I am pouring his food for him and is the most excited I've ever seen him. He also scarfs down the food as fast as possible which can lead to Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus. I did have a few solutions before trying out this bowl, but the bowl has been the best so far.Previous Solutions:My first attempt to slow down my puppy's eating was to add rubber Kong toys to his food bowl so that he would have to eat around them. This worked a little bit and did slow him down; but not very much. My next idea was to turn the food bowl upside down and pour the food in the bottom of the bowl (the bottom of the bowl had a canyon-like shape around the edges). This worked much better than the Kongs and actually slowed him down quite a bit. I had been using the upside-down bowl method for several months but finally decided to try out a bowl designed for slowing down eating. This bowl worked much better than the upside-down bowl and significantly slowed down my dogs eating. He constantly comes up for air and has to strategically plan where to eat next.Quality:The bowl is made with your typical, heavy-duty BPA free plastic and has a very solid feel to it. It is dishwasher safe, which is great, because cleaning this bowl with a sponge is much more difficult due to the walls.Overall this is a great bowl if you want to slow down your dog's eating! The picture I attached that shows the bowl with food has 1 cup of food in it. There is room for a little more food, but the listing advertises it can hold 2 cups which may be a little much. 2 cups would likely have the food to the brim. This isn't an issue for me since my dog gets 1 cup per meal so it works out great. So far I have not had the issue that other reviewer's stated where their dog learned to turn the bowl upside-down to get all the food out. I did notice that once my dog finished the food, he was sniffing for more and attempted to pick it up with his teeth. I took the bowl away immediately and now keep it off the floor when not being fed so he doesn't learn to flip it over.Writing in-depth reviews to help other shoppers has become a hobby of mine. I hope you found this review to be helpful! Also, feel free to ask any questions and I will answer them for you!
I bought the teal (concentric circles) and the pink (flower-ish) in the large size for my golden retriever when she was a puppy. She ate quickly and these slowed her down considerably. Time to finish went from 30 seconds to over 2 minutes.LARGE is an understatement. It’s 12 inches across and is annoying to store/pack/wash.The teal is deeper than the pink. Neither one fits in my dishwasher without taking up an exorbitant amount of space.The bowls are now 2 years old and need to be replaced so I decided to order the smaller size to see if it would still slow her down enough, while also being easier to store and wash.SMALL is perfect for my dog. She eats between 1 and 1.5 cups of food at each meal and it fits in the small size bowl just fine. I can also store the bowl inside the food bin if I want to. It’s smaller so there’s less to wash by hand but it’s no easier, however it takes up a lot less room in the dishwasher.I’ve attached a picture of both sizes with the same amount of food in them.
Slept well only to find the morning a living hell. As usual, I've been separated from Brother's breakfast. That simple minded oaf takes so long to eat, I at once would take his meals. Now, I we take our meals separated. Behind a the bayhbe gahte, behinds it's bars, I take my nourishment...I plan. But today, my "caretakers", with their insipid smiles and baby talk, gave me breakfast in this horror of a food bowl. I looked at them turning "cute" up to 11 with eyes full of hurt, but their vapid looks and demeaning chatter told me that there would be no release from this new and unique torture. The bowl, my only joy in this "home", where I could wolf down my food - like the true wild animals my spirit longs to return too - gone. Replaced by this labyrinth of a dish from the Third Circle of Hell. My will is strong. I will show them, they can take my freedom, but they cannot take my gluttony. I will protest. I will not play their game. I will not eat. I will waste away to nothing. They will regret and relent.Dog's Diary: Day 32My hunger strike continues (while my captors are watching). I feign that I am too weak to eat and lie helpless beside my "phun bowl". They carelessly step over me, snickering about my demise.
Our puggle Ike, he's been gulping his food down since he was 8 weeks old. We also found, when we doggie sat another puppy, Ike, at 12 weeks old was also food agressive. I guess, in Ike's mind, he was competing for food with our temporary puppy guest, so he started gulping his food down even faster! Thankfully we were able to stop Ike's food aggression a long time ago, but in the 7 years we've had our puggle, we haven't been able to get him to slow down his eating, at least not until now!It used to take Ike maybe 30 seconds to gulp down 3/4 cup of food out of a regular bowl, & then he'd go back & repeatedly lick out that empty bowl two or three more times. I guess he needed to make sure he truly didn't miss any of his kibble, lol? Well, with these Slow Feeder Bowls, Ike now takes about 8 minutes to eat his food, & he doesn't go back for second & third empty bowl licks either!Initially our puggle didn't like the bowls, but he's accepted them now, & now he's not gulping too much air when he eats, which means he also doesn't burp or pass as much gas either! And most importantly, he hasn't thrown up at all since we've been feeding him out of the slow feeder bowls.The only down side to the bowls is if you have a smart dog, one that turns genius where/when food is concerned like our puggle Ike! A dog who says hey, I got this! Look mom, this challenge is too easy-peasy, bark-kahahaha! See, all I had to do is tip my bowl over & spill the dog food out on the floor, bark-kahahaha!Well, our smarty pants puggle's victory was short lived, because to stop my little bowl tipper, this is what I did: first I duct taped a 10 pound dumbbell weight to the bottom of the bowl, but when washing the bowls, the duct tape proved to be too difficult to remove, so I switched to ordinary Scotch tape instead. And I used a 10 pound weight, because it happened to be the same diameter as the bottom of the bowls. You just need secure to the bowl something too heavy for your dog to pick up &/or move.We've been using these bowls, problem free, for several months now, & they're great! They do exactly what they claim to do!FYI: I purchased the orange & teal bowls for variety, but after much searching, I learned the three colors of the bowls means they're different levels of difficulty too.1.) The purple bowl is the easiest ___challenge.2.) The teal bowl is the medium ___challenge3.) And the orange bowl is the most ___challenging.