Gutso George reviews the Green Mini Slow Feeder by Northmate – because he’s a little piggy who needs to stop eating so quickly!
Ever since George came into my life nearly a year ago – he has astounded and astonished me in numerous ways, not least with his ability to inhale entire meals in a matter of seconds.
I’d heard all the advice before he arrived about fussy eaters and not leaving food down for more than 20 minutes – well, that’s no problem in our household because, 20 seconds (if that!) is usually the amount of the time it takes him to polish off his chow.
Now as novel as this may sound, I was getting slightly concerned that aside from having terrible table manners, he was also doing some harm through not chewing his food, and certainly not getting the benefits of using his teeth properly.
In a bid to slow down George’s gorging, I got hold of one these rather cool looking Green Slow Feeders by Danish design company, Northmate. Inspired by the act of hunting for food in grass and foliage, the Green Feeder allows you to put wet or dry food in the grooves between the rounded blades and then let your pooch go to work getting it out.
Never one to let ANY obstacle stand in his way of a good chow down, I scattered some tasty treats in the feeder and unleashed him on it…….
Just as I predicted, George was not put off by the challenge and ploughed head first in the Green Feeder, nuzzling, snorting, nudging, licking and pawing the food out. Instead of the usual 20 seconds it takes him to swallow his food, the Green Feeder meant his mealtime was extended to at least 3 minutes – as well as making it a fun game.
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- It slowed down George’s piggy eating!
- The design of the feeder means that mealtime is more fun and challenging
- The bowl is one piece of hard phthalate-free plastic so it’s really strong and sturdy
- The sleek modern design also looks great in your home
- Super easy to clean
Perfect for piggy pooches! If your dog has terrible table manners and inhales their meals, the Green Slow Feeder is a really simple, fun and stylish way to extend mealtime and stimulate dogs in a fun and challenging way.
The Green Mini Slow Feeder by Northmate is £19.99 at The Company of Animals – a larger Green Feeder is also available for big dogs as well as a version for cats.
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