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!