SOL Y2, D19: Food Maze

Blue LOVES food. Put food in his bowl, blink, and the bowl is empty. In an effort to get him to slow down a bit we bought a new bowl that is like a maze.

It looks like this:

Outward Hound Kyjen  51006 Fun Feeder Slow Feed Interactive Bloat Stop Dog Bowl, Small, Teal

When we first gave him dinner in his new bowl he was totally bewildered. He could no longer just inhale his food and be done. He had to work for it. He’d try to take a few bites and then look at me and my husband as if to say, “Okay, jerks, this is NOT funny. What are you doing to me?” But her persevered and ate his dinner.

Now it seems a little bit more like a game to him, though probably still a slightly infuriating. And on the upside, he’s also getting a little exercise while he eats. He goes round and round and round his bowl as he tries to get each piece of kibble out and into his tummy.

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9 thoughts on “SOL Y2, D19: Food Maze

  1. Our Annabelle uses a similar version. She’s become quite adept at it so we’ve started to supplement with canned pumpkin or oatmeal which takes her a little bit longer at least. We should have named her Hoover.

    I love your description of Blue going round and round the bowl!

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