Slow feed dog bowls aren’t exactly new – they’ve been around for a while, so it’s about time we reviewed one. Enter the good folks at PurrfectlyYappy.com who sent us a rather colourful number to test out and review.
A quick foreword
Our tester is Ramón Zepug, our office Pug, who is just about the greediest dog we know. Rather than chewing his food, he tends to knock it back and swallow – the flavour clearly of little importance. He does, however, have a flat face as Brachycephalic dogs such as Pugs do, so we initially thought he might struggle to reach the food in the deeper grooves of the slow feeder.
To demonstrate the effects of the slow feeder we’ve prepared this side by side comparison video. Also, seeing is believing.
To sum up
That unpleasant ‘hiccup’ at the beginning was a clear sign that he was eating far too quickly. Poor, greedy Ramón.
His flat face wasn’t a problem – his tongue was up to the challenge.
Instead of inhaling his food in under 1 minute with a normal bowl, it took Ramón over 7 minutes to eat the same amount of food with the Slo-Bowl. Needless to say, we’ve been converted and will only ever use the Slo-Bowl to feed Ramón in future.
If you like what you’ve seen, you too can get a slow feeder for your dog from PurrfectlyYappy right here.