My sweet Dolly loves to eat. Kibble, wet food, treats … you name it, she’ll give it a taste. She long ago reached senior status, though, and has had a few teeth removed. That, combined with her Boston Terrier smushy face, has made mealtime more challenging in recent years. So when makers of The Loving Bowl offered to send their product to approve as a Friday Freebie, I jumped at the chance for her to try it.
The bowl was designed for brachycephalic breeds to make eating much easier. Instead of the even rim and flat bottom of a traditional dog bowl, it has a lowered opening on one side that faces a sloped ridge inside. These features allow a dog to enter at an angle and to use the raised surface as a knife, of sorts, to the fork of their mouth. The result: a more pleasant dining experience and less mess, both on the dog’s face and around the bowl, as fewer bits are pushed up and out.
Now, I’ll turn it over to Dolly for her review:
Dolly Thought Bubble: Why am I eating breakfast in the well-lighted kitchen instead of my normal spot? And why are you lying on the floor aiming your phone at me? Oh no, this is for work, isn’t it. If you think I’m going to let you take photos of me while I’m eating …
Dolly Thought Bubble: Fine, but only because I’m really hungry. I haven’t eaten since yesterday.
Dolly Thought Bubble: I like this new bowl. The kibbles don’t try to escape, making me eat them off the floor.
Dolly Thought Bubble: Don’t you dare use that photo!
She approves — of the bowl, not the above pic — so I’ll be buying another for Spot and a third to use for water; the company says the slope also makes drinking easier, especially for senior dogs with dental or jaw issues.
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