Food Maze Dog Bowl

Brand: Buster
Manufacturer: Lambriar Vet
Model: BDM
EAN: 5703188261755
Category: Food & Drinks
Price: $32.15  (106 customer reviews)
Dimension: 2.75 x 16.53 x 15.75 inches
Shipping Wt: 2.60 pounds
Availability: In stock. Usually ships within 3 to 4 days.
Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The BUSTER Dog Maze is the new and daily challenge for all food 'n fun loving dogs. The cleverly created maze has been designed to stimulate the senses and substantially prolong meals. The result – a healthier and happier dog. The BUSTER Dog Maze is a one-sized product which is uniquely designed to match almost all dog breeds and sizes (approx. 5kg – 30kg). It is perfect for treats as well as big meals – the amount and size of the treats characterize the difficulty level. Smaller treats make for harder work.

Features

  • A daily challenge for all food 'n fun loving dogs
  • Stimulates the senses and substantially prolong meals
  • It is perfect for treats as well as big meals
  • Use the BUSTER Dog Maze both indoors and outside
  • Dishwasher safe

Top Reviews

Does NOT do anything.
by Mila Motik (1 out of 5 stars)
March 2, 2018

It is very hard to find a bowl to slow my dog's eating speed, because there are no big ones available (he eats 2 cups of dry food+1 can per meal). I had high hopes for this one because the price is quite expensive and it seems like I can fit the meal in there. So I did and they fit well, but they DO nothing, probably because the 'tubes' are quite large. I timed it with a regular bowl, and it's made only 35 seconds difference. So NOT worth it. Unfortunately can't return it. I regret buying it now, don't know what to do with it.
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Could not have been a better purchase for my dog!
by Wanona Schroud (5 out of 5 stars)
December 23, 2017

Can I give more than 5 stars?? My dog who is a red heeler/terrier mix would gulp food even out of the maze bowl you'd find at a larger pet store. Amazon prime to the rescue!! It has taken him about 10 minutes now to eat his 1 cup of food instead of 10 seconds.

His old bowl is also in this picture next to this one.

Looking for a maze bowl for your gulper? Get this one!!
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Bowl really does slow down my dog when eating!
by Bob Reifinger (4 out of 5 stars)
March 12, 2014

My wife and I have a chihuahua who eats extremely fast. A family member recommended this dog bowl as a way to have our dog slow down when eating. It really does work. I spread her food throughout the maze and she takes much longer to eat and even chews her food! The only reason I didn't give five stars was that I wish they made a smaller size bowl for smaller dogs as it is a little bulky, especially when traveling.
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Works well with our young lab, worried about longterm durability
by Erin (4 out of 5 stars)
February 5, 2014

I have fed our now 9 month old lab from treat toys since we got her at 8 wks old. I decided to switch to something that moved less so there wasn't so much floor debris/slobber involved like with treat toys that get rolled around.

This definitely works on slowing her down, her meals take about 7-10 minutes to complete using this tray. It does spread food around when she is nosing/licking it out, but I just feed it on the tile kitchen floor and she goes around and gets the pieces up as she goes.

Pros
-Less time consuming to fill as compared to treat toys
-Less mobile then treat toys, keeping the 'mess' in one spot
-Reasonable feed time, not too long and not too short
-Easy to rinse off (there will be slobber)

Cons
-After a couple months use there is a lot of chipped plastic where her teeth hit. She isn't chewing on the toy, this is just from her pushing her nose in the slots so her tongue will reach. I suspect I will have to replace it in time as the plastic starts to wear and then scratch her gums/lips.
-I worry about the front of her mouth with all the pushing into the slots, but so far I see no evidence of issues in her mouth
-The rubber feet could be more 'sticky', keeping it in place better on hard surfaces

Overall, I do like this tray and hope to use it for awhile.
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Not effective for smart or medium sized dogs.
by Jeff (2 out of 5 stars)
August 29, 2014

Not terribly challenging for a smart puppy. I've got an 18 week old English Shepherd that was able to breeze through this one quite easily. It could be that the channels are large enough for her to get more head/tongue in there, but it didn't slow her down as much as we had expected. In the videos for the product they show dogs slowly working pieces out of the maze and then eating them off of the ground. She just dove write in and started eating inside the bowl. The only pieces that made it out were ones that were shoved by her rapid chowing down on dinner.

Also, this thing is big. We hadn't thought much of the dimensions until it was sitting in our kitchen taking up way too much floor space. My fault for not looking.

Another thing to watch out for is it slides very easily. The base is not weighted does not have a rubberized bottom to hold on smooth floors.

We bought this and another slow feed bowl that was pink/purple and had groves shaped like a flower. That dropped her eating time down to four and a half minutes. Her old slow feed bowl was about 45 seconds to a minute. This one came in at about 3 minutes.

Pros:
1) May be good for larger dogs depending on breed and intelligence.

Cons:
1) Big
2) Not challenging for puppies or smaller dogs.
3) Light weight and easily moved by the dog working food out of it.
4) No rubberized base to prevent sliding around a wood or tile floor.
5) Pricier than more effective options.
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Good bowl
by Jet (5 out of 5 stars)
January 9, 2014

This confused my dog at first, but it vastly slowed down his eating like I wanted. I figured he would eventually learn that he could direct the food out of the open ends with his tongue. He has and now I am left thinking I should have purchased a placemat with edges to keep the food off the floor when he is fed inside. That is a minor issue though, just something to be aware of if you feed your dog(s) inside. I was hesitant to purchase this because of the price, but it has worked great. Your dog can (and probably will) just eat out of the top of the maze initially, as mine did, but the dog will eventually figure out that food spills out the sides when pushed.

I have tried bowls with walls inside to slow down eating and I have tried placing heavy rolling toys in bowls, but this maze has worked the best so far hands down.
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LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Anita Collins (5 out of 5 stars)
September 15, 2013

I bought this for my black lab who eats his food way to fast. When he is done with his food he goes and eats my other dogs food. I bought this a few weeks ago and I Love It. He eats his food and it takes him so much longer. The other dog is actually finished eating her food and does not get pushed out of the way. I put a long rug runner under both their bowls so if the food does fall fall out of the Maze feeder it goes onto the carpet and not the floor. I bought another slow feeder before this one and it never worked. Wish I had seen this first cause I would have saved some money. I did see a post from someone that said it was gross cause the food fell on the floor and the dog was eating off the floor. Put something under the bowl like I did. If I could give this a higher rating I would. It slowed him down the very first day!!!!! I would recommend this anyone that is trying to help their dog with bloat and vomiting after eating.
Buster Interactive Food Maze Feeder- Slow Eat Engaging Meal or Treat Dispenser
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Shiba Inu loves it
by mY2cENTS (5 out of 5 stars)
February 24, 2014

I am the "father" of a one year old Shiba Inu that always has been an awkward eater, we always fed the highest quality food available but sometimes his dish would go a whole day untouched. But when he did eat he did so as if it was going out of style, usually finishing his whole one cup portion in under a minute, which led to gas and the ocassional throwing up. So we decided to purchase this maze for him in hopes that it would 1-slow down his eating and 2- maybe give him a bit more interaction and make it a bit more of a challenge for him. Let me say, it did exactly those two things, he now gets excited to eat and face the challenge of extracting the food, and it takes him at least 15 minutes to get it all out which helps with his belly problems.

I would highly recommend this product to anyone that has a dog, if nothing else it will give the dog a challenge and potentially make meal time a little more exciting. Plus its a blast to watch them try to figure it out. It is suprisingly well constructed and feels very sturdy, I was half expecting a flimsy piece of plastic, but man was I wrong. Just buy it, you wont regret it!
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Great for a food gulper
by kodasha (5 out of 5 stars)
February 6, 2014

My GSD would inhlae his food and I was concerned about bloat. He enjoys eating his food out of this well made feeder maze, even if he reaches in and doesn't move the food through the maze. I use this combined with the green interactive feeder and they work well

There are little feet on the bottom which is nice to keep it from moving but I had to remove them as my dog chewed 2 of them off.

I would recommend this to any medium to large dog who gulps while eating.
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Also for the slow eaters!
by KAM (5 out of 5 stars)
July 11, 2013

I purchased several "puzzle" type feeders to keep my puppy (now 8 months) occupied. She never gobbles her food; she eats more like a cat- sniffing thoroughly before deciding if she wants even treats. She is not highly motivated by food, but she is very active and loves playing.

This maze is her favorite feeding dish. It entices her into eating when I want her to, not at her convenience, which of course makes her potty schedule more predictable. I rotate between puzzles and Kongs to help keep her interested and occupied.

It washes easily in the dishwasher (tho it does fill most of the top rack!), and I just turn it over to let the bottom drain and dry out.
(BTW she is a high energy standard poodle puppy)

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