Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Review

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I’m not sure if you guys remember, but my black Labrador Retriever, Stetson is a fast eater! Ever since I started posting about Stetson and his fast eating skills (is it really a skill?) I’ve received hundreds of questions and comments from people saying “My Dog Eats To Fast!”  If you’ve been following along then you’ve probably seen a few other of our dog bowl reviews.  Some of the slow feeder dog bowls we reviewed worked okay while others really did not slow Stetson down one bit.  So we continue to search for new options to slow down my speed eating dog.

Good news arrived in the mail the other day in the form of a brand new Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl (affiliate link)!  It’s been a while since we reviewed a dog bowl for fast eaters.  However, I’m sure Stetson is up to the challenge and hopefully this dog bowl will be the solution to slow down Stetson’s speed eating habit.

By the way, make sure you read all the way through to the bottom as we are going to giveaway a Martha Stewart Pet Slow Feeder Dog Bowl to 1 of our lucky readers.

So lets get hopping!  Here’s our latest review in our series of “Dog Bowls For Fast Eaters“!

Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Review

The tale of the tape.  So what’s this new slow feeder bowl all about?

Product Description From PetSmart.com

It’s important to slow down you dog’s food intake, especially for giant, barrel-chested breeds. Eating too fast can lead to choking, obesity, or canine bloat.

  • Do not microwave
  • Dishwasher safe with a pet-safe detergent

Designed to slow your pet’s food intake. Non-skid bottom. Shaped hand-grip makes bowls easier to pick up & put down with fewer spills.

  • Medium measures 16.9 fl oz (1.06 pints, 500 ml)
  • Large measures 27.1 fl oz (1.69 pints, 800ml)

From The Back Of The Packaging

Obstacle – Simple obstacles of different heights force your dog to eat slowly, reducing the risk of choking and bloat

Non-Skid Bowl – The non-skid bottom and generous weight prevent shifting through mealtime.  Rubber base will not leave marks on flooring.  The shaped hand-grip makes the bowl easier to pick up and put down with fewer spills.

Canine Bloat (Orgastric Torsion) is a serious and sometimes fatal intestinal condition that occurs when dogs eat or drink too much too quickly and then engage in excessive exercise.

Symptoms Include:

  • abdominal distension
  • excessive salivation
  • dry heaving
  • restlessness
  • increased heart rate

To prevent bloat, slow down your dog’s eating and make sure he remains inactive for two to three hours afterward.  Please monitor your pet while feeding.  If you believe your dog is experiencing bloat, please get your dog to veterinarian immediately.

Made of melamine and silicone

A Few Pics Of The Martha Stewart Dog Bowl

Here are a few pictures I took.  Sorry about my photography skills.

The Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Bowl was the first bowl we reviewed that came in actual packaging which made me feel like it might be a more high quality product.  Check out the picture below to get a feel for the packaging on our newest dog bowl.

Slow Feeder Dog Bowl with Martha Stewart Label
Full Martha Stewart packaged Slow Feeder Dog Bowl (affiliate link in image)

One problem with this packaging is you really can’t see what this dog bowl is all about until you remove the sash across the middle.  Here’s what the dog bowl looks like in all it’s glory from an aerial view.

Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Above
Above Shot of the Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Finally we removed the packaging and we wanted to get a nice picture of this bowl from more of a side view. You can’t see it in this picture, but there’s also a groove in the base that makes it easier to pick this dog bowl up off the floor.  Another thing you cannot see in these pictures is this dog bowl has a rubber lining along the base that makes for a non skid bottom.

Full View of the Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Full View of the Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Another point that is difficult to see in this picture is the height of each pillar.  There are 3 pillars and they vary in height from the shortest on the right side, medium on the left and the tallest pillar near the top of this picture.

More Initial Observations of the Martha Stewart Pets Dog Bowl

As I mentioned earlier my initial thoughts after seeing the packaging was that this dog bowl was going to be a higher quality product then the slow feeder dog bowls I’ve reviewed in the past.  In most cases this is true.  This dog bowl is heavier and much more solid then all dog bowl’s I’ve reviewed except for the Metal BrakeFast Dog Bowl.

Most of the other bowls I reviewed skidded around when Stetson tried to eat.  I had read that this was one of the features to slow eating.  I was a bit skeptical, but I could see how this might slow eating. At the same time I thought they may have been trying to cut costs.  The Martha Stewart slow feeder dog bowl has a nice rubber lining that circles the base and feels like it will keep the bowl in place while Stetson eats.

The obstacles in this bowl have a kidney bean shape and vary in height.  This is slightly different then most other bowls we’ve tried.  Other bowls used different chambers or obstacles that were all the same in size and shape.

I’m very excited to test out this slow feeder dog bowl and can’t wait to see how it performs with Stetson and his speed eating.

We’re going to give Stetson a week to use his new slow feeder dog bowl and see how it holds up to a real speed eating champion.  Next week we will have a video review of the Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl along with our thoughts and conclusions about this dog bowl.  So make sure you subscribe to our blog or one of our social media channels so you don’t miss our video review!

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The Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Giveaway

It’s simple!  All you have to do is leave us a comment telling us little bit about your dog and why he/she could use a Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl.  That’s it!  As an added bonus we’ll enter your name a 2nd time if you “Like” our  Facebook page (let us know with a comment that you “Liked” us so we can add that 2nd entry).  We’ll use Random.org to choose a lucky winner next Friday, May 18th.

Special thanks to PetSmart for providing a free product sample in order to do our review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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44 Comments

  1. Hi Colby,
    Thanks for this article on slow feeder bowls. There are now many more available models and styles, and quite a bit more advice from veterinarians that slow feed bowls are beneficial.
    Are you planning another article on the topic?
    In terms of vet advice, here’s an article I wrote that gathers some sources relating to vets and slow feeder bowls:
    https://chowslow.com.au/blogs/news/veterinary-advice-on-slow-feeder-bowls-positive-and-worthwhile
    It may give you some ideas about future articles.
    Thanks,
    Harvey

    1. Thanks Harvey. I’ll check it out. We started writing these posts for our Lab, Stetson over 12 years ago. Back then there weren’t many options for slow feeder dog bowls. Sadly Stetson recently passed away. We do plan on reviewing more slow feeder bowls in time with either Raven or one of our other puppies. Thanks for stopping by.

      1. Hi Colby,
        Sorry to hear that about your lab Stetson,
        Thanks again for your great blog writing – you have great info here for new dog owners
        Regards,
        Harvey

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