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 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 — among them British Shorthair, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian, and Scottish Fold — to make eating much easier. Instead of the even rim and flat bottom of a traditional bowl, it has a lowered opening on one side that faces a sloped ridge inside. These features allow a cat 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 cat’s face and around the bowl, as fewer bits are pushed up and out.

Dolly approved the bowl, so I’ll be buying another for sibling Spot and a third to use for water; the company says the slope also makes drinking easier, especially for senior pets with dental or jaw issues.

Would you like to win The Loving Bowl for your cat? Follow the directions below for a chance to win one of three we have to give away!

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven’t already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster’s community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cat and why he or she needs The Loving Bowl. Also tell us which color you want: blue, pink, or white. Our favorite comments win. You must be a resident of the U.S. to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You’ve Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Dec. 18. We’ll give each winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!