Martha Stewart Pets – Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Video Review

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If you haven’t already seen our initial reaction post to the Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl then make sure you go back and take a look at our first review: Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Review.  We go over all of our initial reactions and thoughts about this new slow feeder dog bowl.

After pounding, playing, and using this new dog bowl for the past week we put together a short video review of Stetson using the dog bowl along with our awesome (not really) commentary.

So lets get to that video review shall we?

Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Video Review by Stetson

Video Transcription

Welcome to the PuppyInTraining.com Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Review (affiliate link).

Here’s our new slow feeder dog bowl which came in some very nice packaging quite different from bowls we reviewed in the past.

The Martha Stewart Bowl had a nice little niche along the bottom which made it easy to pick up off the floor as well as a no skid rubber bottom that you can see if you look closely.

You can’t tell from video, but this bowl was much sturdier and felt higher quality then some of the other dog bowls we reviewed.

Okay…now here’s Stetson putting this new dog bowl to the true test.

Stetson’s eating 1 ½ cups of kibble out of his new slow feeder dog bowl. And in the upper right corner he’s eating the same amount out of a standard dog food bowl.

After reviewing these videos of Stetson eating I noticed that he takes large gulps when using a standard dog bowl. However, when using the Martha Stewart Slow Feeder Dog Bowl he tends to take much smaller bites.

As you can see in the video. The pillars prevent Stetson from taking those large gulps.

Another thing that you probably can’t see in this video is that each pillar or obstacle is a different height and has a kidney shape.

We’ve been looking for a good slow feeder dog bowl because Stetson regularly chokes on his food while using his regular bowl and every so often he does throw up 🙁

I timed Stetson using his regular stainless steel bowl several times and on average it takes him about 1 minute to polish off 1 ½ cups of food.

We’re going to speed things up a bit here. Using his new Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl(affiliate link) Stetson took on average about 2 minutes to finish off his food. That’s a huge difference!

The biggest bonus for us is that during our week long test Stetson never experienced choking or vomiting using his new slow feeder dog bowl.

One other big plus is slowing down Stetson’s eating may help prevent canine bloat which is a serious and sometimes fatal intestinal condition.

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.

My Final Thoughts On The Martha Stewart Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Stetson And His Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Stetson And His New Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

After using this new slow feeder dog bowl for over a week I did find some advantages and disadvantages to the bowl.  Here’s a look at my thoughts and reactions:

PLUSES:

  • Good Dog Bowl For Fast Eaters – and definitely slowed down Stetson’s eating by doubling his eating time from 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Nice Solid Construction.  Much nicer than every “plastic” dog bowl we’ve reviewed.
  • Feels Very Durable in comparison to most of the other dog bowls we’ve reviewed.
  • Better Design Features. I liked several of the design features: niche in the side, no skid rubber bottom, kidney shaped pillars, and the varying heights of the pillars.
  • Nice Packaging – I’m not sure if this is a plus, but it makes the bowl seem higher quality to start.
  • Makes Stetson Move While He Eats – If you notice in the video while Stetson eats out of his regular dog bowl he just stands in one place and gulps down his food.  When using his new slow feeder dog bowl he’s constantly moving around the bowl trying to get at his kibble.  This was a result of the no skid bottom along with the pillars blocking the kibble.

MINUSES:

  •  Still Eats Fast At The Beginning – If you noticed in the video when Stetson finishes his last morsel of food with his regular bowl he only has maybe a 1/4 of his food left in his slow feeder bowl.  The Martha Stewart Bowl really slows Stetson down for the last 1/2 to 1/4 cup.  However, the first cup or so he can eat fairly fast.  The good news is his bites are smaller throughout and he doesn’t seem to gulp like he does with his regular bowl.
  • Made of Plastic – It’s a plastic bowl.  In general I prefer my standard stainless steel bowl.  Mainly because in the past I’ve had dogs that have had allergic reactions to plastic and the plastic seems to harbor bacteria more easily sometimes causing canine acne.  However, this bowl is made of melamine and silicone which appears to be a very sturdy material and I’m not too sure if I’d have the same problems that I’ve had with regular plastic bowls.

We really liked this new dog bowl and we plan on continuing to use it as Stetson’s regular dog bowl.  If we find any other pluses or minuses to this new bowl then we’ll let you know about it with a follow up blog post.

However, at this point I have to say it’s our favorite of the slow feeder dog bowls we’ve reviewed.

If you’ve used this bowl or another similar dog bowl then I’d love to hear what you thought.  Tell us about your experience with slow feeder dog bowls in the comment section below.

The Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Giveaway

Okay folks!  You have one more chance to enter our slow feeder dog bowl giveaway.  All you have to do is leave us a comment and this time we’ll keep it nice and simple…just tell us your dogs name, age, and breed plus anything else you’d like to tell us.

That’s all you have to do to enter our Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl(affiliate link) drawing!  We’ll use Random.org to choose a lucky winner next Friday, May 18th.

If you haven’t already seen our initial review then make sure you check out Martha Stewart Pets Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Review.

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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42 Comments

  1. This would be perfect for my Dad’s dog, Sienna. She is a golden retriever mix and tends to gobble her food quickly like Stetson. I will recommend it for her!

  2. I like this bowl much better than some of the other slow-feeder bowls I have seen. I always feel bad when the dogs are tricked into eating their food…like the bowls that have secret compartments and different doors that the dogs have to try to open to get their food…I don’t like those. This is one is straight forward without any bells or whistles and still manages to do the job well. Good job to Martha Stewart…and you and Stetson too!

    1. Hi Allison,

      The bowls with the trick compartments make your dogs think which is also mentally stimulating. However, we do like this bowl better because it’s a lot easier to clean then the interactive dog bowls (dog toys).

      Thanks,
      Colby

  3. It seems to work well with Stetson. It’s nice how you synchronized the video of Stetson eating out of his regular bowl to compare. I don’t think they make the bowl small enough for our Yorkie.

    1. Hi Irene!

      They have a Medium and Large size bowl. It actually works a little better when there is less kibble. If you noticed in the video Stetson had more trouble getting to the last 1/2 – 1/4 cup then he did eating the first cup.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Colby

    1. Hi Sabrina,

      This is the first Martha Stewart product we’ve tested and we’re very pleased with it’s quality. Can you do me a favor and let me know here if you “liked” our Facebook page. That way I can add another entry for you into our giveaway.

      Thanks,
      Colby

  4. I am thinking this is a very ingenious idea!! I love the little pillars in the bowl. I have to watch my pup eat each meal to make sure she doesn’t throw up after eating her kibble. This bowl will allow me to just place her food in the bowl and walk away!!

    1. Hi Denise,

      I know what you mean about watching your dog eat to make sure she doesn’t throw up. As I mentioned this is probably our favorite slow feeder dog bowl. Also, can you let me know here if you “liked” our Facebook page. That way I can add another entry for you into our giveaway.

      Thanks,
      Colby

  5. I enjoyed seeing the comparison of the regular bowl and his new ‘slow down’ bowl. Google, our service puppy in training is like Stetson, and we have tried different things to slow him down, but they don’t work for long. Good video, and the commentary was clear and understandable 🙂

    1. Hi Naomi,

      Stetson is a former guide dog in training! Also, can you let me know here if you “liked” our Facebook page. That way I can add another entry for you into our giveaway.

      Thanks,
      Colby

  6. Hi Colby!

    I love this bowl! I might be making a trip to Pet Smart this weekend! Adding a whole minute is a big change. I have one question, the first time you used the bowl did Stetson ever hesitate? Thanks for your hard work and devotion. I love this web site!

  7. Hi Colby!

    Great – looks like the bowl really helped! Thanks for uploading the video!

    Will definitely be purchasing one. I’ve been putting big pebbles in the bowl at the minute just to get her to slow down! This is a dream of a product for me!

    1. Hi John!

      We tried adding the pebbles to the bowl to slow down eating. We also saw a product designed specifically as an obstacle to put in your dog bowl. We like this bowl better than all the other slow feeder dog bowls we reviewed so far. The other one I’d consider is the Metal Brake Fast Bowl. The main reason we stopped using the metal brake fast bowl was because Stetson can be pretty violent when he was eating and we were worried that he might be chipping his teeth on the metal pillars. The plastic is much more forgiving. Here’s a link to the brake fast bowl if you want to take a look: https://puppyintraining.com/metal-brake-fast-dog-food-bowl-review/

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Colby

  8. Hi Colby and Stetson,

    That was a great video guys!! I loved how you had the comparison video in the corner – it sure took Stetson a lot longer to eat out of his new bowl, though I think he was trying really hard to match his previous eating record of 1 minute!! 🙂

    Those little pillars look cool, we’ve not seen a slow feeder bowl with those before…..

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    1. Hi Snoopy!

      Stetson was actually eating a lot slower than normal in the video. He amazes me sometimes on how fast he can swallow food. We’ve tried several slow feeder dog bowls. Some have pillars, others have chambers, one had a dog bone shaped obstacle, and finally some are more dog toy then dog bowl, but whatever works…right?

      Have a great day!
      Colby

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