Ms. Piggy has a new dish

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Postby iluvk9 » July 3rd, 2011, 2:00 pm

It is to help slow her down when she inhales her food. :giggle:

It is called DuraPet Slow Feed and I love it. It takes at least 3x as long for her to eat her meals. The bottom is a thick rubber so it doesn't slide all over. Stainless steel inside. She spills a little, but that's okay with me. :dance:

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 3rd, 2011, 2:06 pm

Very nice! I was contemplating getting one of those for Inara but then she finally slowed down when I began floating her food. Glad it slows Ms. Linguine down!
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Postby plebayo » July 3rd, 2011, 2:12 pm

That's a cool dish! I've thought about doing something like that for Seth but I just add water to his food... it doesn't exactly slow him down but it stopped him from puking his food back up lol.
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Postby iluvk9 » July 3rd, 2011, 5:16 pm

Adding water never helped her slow down. She is, as I remember the slang from childhood..."a gavone".
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 3rd, 2011, 6:17 pm

Score has a Break-fast bowl...similar, but it has three protrusions in the bowl, and it's NOT rubber bottomed, so he has to really work to get his food out. lol
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Postby mnp13 » July 3rd, 2011, 6:34 pm

We need one of those for our cats. Faye eats too fast and then pukes all over the place.
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Postby iluvk9 » July 3rd, 2011, 6:50 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:Score has a Break-fast bowl...similar, but it has three protrusions in the bowl, and it's NOT rubber bottomed, so he has to really work to get his food out. lol


I chose the rubber bottom because as you can see, I have ceramic tile floors and I couldn't take the noise of the other dish as she scraped it along...getting every edge clean.
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Postby AllAmericanPUP » July 4th, 2011, 5:22 pm

great idea!
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Postby pocketpit » July 5th, 2011, 8:32 am

Score has a Break-fast bowl

Eve has one too and I love it. She has to eat out of that or her Tug O Jug. Neither one of those work well for Indie since he's an idiot and just gets so excited he munches the plastic :rolleyes2: I need one of those metal dishes!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 5th, 2011, 1:00 pm

My Vet frowns on plastic dishes. Not for the chewing factor but the germ breeding factor.
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Postby madremissy » July 5th, 2011, 1:54 pm

I wonder if they make one small enough for Sammy. I don't know if he could get his fat face in something like that. :nono:
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Postby iluvk9 » July 5th, 2011, 3:31 pm

They come in three sizes and I got the medium because she has a small face and schnoz. :giggle:
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Postby pocketpit » July 5th, 2011, 4:45 pm

I prefer metal dishes too, Eve's Break-fast bowl is the only thing I own that is plastic. If I could ever get a metal Break-fast type bowl, I'd be in heaven. Eve is so bad that Miss Piggy's style dish wouldn't slow Eve down enough. I think I'm going to use a timer one day and find out just how fast she manages to finish her dinner even with her special bowl. I know it doesn't take long.
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Postby iluvk9 » July 5th, 2011, 6:24 pm

pocketpit wrote: I think I'm going to use a timer one day and find out just how fast she manages to finish her dinner even with her special bowl. I know it doesn't take long.


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Once Sismorphine/Alyssa suggested using a flat cookie pan with the little edge or washing a big, round, smooth stone and putting that in the middle of the dish. Maybe those would work for you until you got the "real thing". :dance:
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 6th, 2011, 5:41 pm

pocketpit wrote:I prefer metal dishes too, Eve's Break-fast bowl is the only thing I own that is plastic. If I could ever get a metal Break-fast type bowl, I'd be in heaven. Eve is so bad that Miss Piggy's style dish wouldn't slow Eve down enough. I think I'm going to use a timer one day and find out just how fast she manages to finish her dinner even with her special bowl. I know it doesn't take long.


Yeah, I have a plastic break-fast bowl for Score...they do make metal ones now...but I have put that purchase on the backburner for now.
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Postby Tubular Toby » July 6th, 2011, 7:23 pm

I have a plastic slow feed bowl for Toby, but we hardly ever use it anymore. He either gets his meal in a kong or earns it through clicker games. But if I ever needed a bowl again, that one much looks MUCH nicer than the one I have!

I have this one and it's worked out pretty well.
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Postby pocketpit » July 7th, 2011, 5:54 am

Eve's dish looks very similar to that only better made. Here's the link http://www.petmountain.com/product/bowls-dishes/11442-517317/skid-stop-skid-stop-slow-feed-bowl.html

I timed her tonight and she still manages to inhale 2.5 cups of food in 1minute 30 seconds flat :rolleyes2:
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Postby iluvk9 » July 7th, 2011, 7:10 am

pocketpit wrote:Eve's dish looks very similar to that only better made. Here's the link http://www.petmountain.com/product/bowls-dishes/11442-517317/skid-stop-skid-stop-slow-feed-bowl.html

I timed her tonight and she still manages to inhale 2.5 cups of food in 1minute 30 seconds flat :rolleyes2:


Wow...She would have beat Darlene with that time. :shock: Maybe you should dress her up as a person and enter her in our Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 7th, 2011, 7:52 am

lol...try the Treat Stik for their dinners. I'm trying to slow down Stone, my lunk-head pit bull foster pup...I put the Treat Stik with 2 cups of food in his crate last night. About 8 hours later, he still hasn't gotten every bit of kibble out. He's a bit thick in the head.
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Postby pocketpit » July 7th, 2011, 5:34 pm

She has a tug -a-jug that I use at work to keep her busy in her kennel. I don't use it at home because I don't care for the loud platic banging all over. I replaced the rubber rope/stopper piece (because naturally it doesn't last long) with a golf ball that keep the food from just falling out. I've never timed her or anything but I'd guess that it takes her between 15-30 mintues to get all of the food out.
Does the treat stick have a pretty sturdy outer casing? I recently bought her a treat ball that turned out to be a joke. She cracked that plastic like it was nothing. I would have expected that out of one of my Pit Bulls but not her.
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