Ms. Natalie from Chewy.com asked us if we would like to review a special item in January. It has been a very busy month here for Mom, but we are happy to be able to get our review in before the start of February. We received this item from Chewy.com at no cost to us in exchange for a fair and honest review.
We were asked to review the Outward Hound Fun Feeder. The bowls are available in three levels of difficulty.
We tried to copy and paste photos of the three different bowls, but they were too blurry. If you click HERE, you can read about each of the bowls. The purple one is the easy level, the teal is the medium level, and the orange is the hardest level. The bowls are available for each level in two sizes, regular and mini. The mini size Fun Feeder is best suited for extra small and small sized breeds while the regular size is intended for medium, large, and giant breeds. Its base is designed so that it can't be easily tipped over.
We chose to test the medium level of difficulty fun feeder in the regular size.
The bowl is veterinarian recommended, and it promotes fun healthy eating.
It is dishwasher safe, BPA and PVC free, and lead and phthalate free. It has a nonslip base (which is good for pups like us who manage to transport our bowls all over the kitchen). AND it holds FOUR cups of dry or wet food - did you hear that, Mom??? Not just our stinking ONE cup that you give us.
Here is what Chewy.com has to say about the Fun Feeder:
We all love to eat and can clean our bowls out in no time at all. Lightning usually gets the stainless steel bowl on the left with the silver ball in it, while Misty and Timber both use the slow feeder on the right (Timber's is white). Mom has tried the slow feeder with Lightning but he gets very frustrated with it. Lightning has a very odd bite to his mouth so when he eats he sort of chomps at his food and pushes his whole mouth into it - you will see that on the video below. The silver ball rolls around in his dish, but somehow it helps to slow down the pace of his eating. Misty and Timber both do well with their slow feeders, but Mom wanted to try something that is a little less bulky in design.
So here is the fun feeder with our dinner in it. That is one cup of kibble, a teaspoon of pumpkin, a few green beans, and a tablespoonful of canned food. We tried to tell Mom the feeder is designed for FOUR cups, but she didn't listen.
So Mom let us each try out the bowl on different nights. Timber is checking out the new gizmo in the photo above.
Mom put together a video of each of us having our turn. The video is about 4 1/2 minutes long, but we hope you will watch it to the end. Misty goes first and then Lightning. We saved the best for the end. We think you will enjoy being entertained by Timber's approach to the fun feeder. Enjoy.
So Mom thinks that Misty really doesn't need a slow feeder any more. She did quite well with the new bowl, but Mom thinks she could easily be using a regular bowl now. Lightning did a good job too, but he really needs to stop that chomping action. That can't be very comfortable. About half way through his feeding, he started to use his tongue to scoop the food up into his mouth. So maybe more time eating from this bowl would help him a lot. And then there is Timber, did you get dizzy watching him spin around his bowl? He is for sure the fastest eater here so this bowl is meant for him.
We think this bowl is a great choice for pet owners who want to help their dogs slow down and enjoy their food. Mom says she is going to get one more of the medium level of difficulty bowls so that both Timber and Lightning can use them every day. We also noticed in the Q & A section about this bowl on Chewy.com that it can also be used for water. Sometimes Misty likes to drink too much water too quickly so maybe this would be another way to use our fun feeders.
Thanks to Chewy.com and Ms. Natalie for giving us the opportunity to review the Outward Hound Fun Feeder. We give it 12 paws up and five stars.
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber