Brake Fast Bowl Review
Okay so we all know that all Labradors inhale their food. Well, perhaps with the exception of a few older Labs. But in general Labs will happily eat at twice the speed of light until they explode all over the walls. Not nice.
So, what to do about it? Well, I’d tried the usual things. Scattering Monty’s food on the floor to slow him down. Yes it slowed him down but do I really want a floor covered in dog saliva every mealtime? Monty’s saliva is like glue. Strong glue. The kind of glue they use to stick aircraft together. I had visions of getting myself stuck to a puddle of Lab drool and being found by rescuers three months later, weighing roughly the same as a locust.
I tried putting a rock in the middle of his bowl. He just looked at me like I was insane and he probably had a point. Oh and I also tried placing a can of food in the middle of his bowl. Same principle as the rock, they are forced to eat around the can and this does slow them down. It works but you’re then left with a saliva and food covered can as well as a dirty bowl. I couldn’t be bothered to try that one again. Too much like hard work for me.
Anyway, being a bit of a dog product geek with too much time on his hands, I went in search of a solution. It took seconds to find one on Google, the Brake Fast Bowl. Looks good, sounded great and the lovely people from www.richandrobin.co.uk agreed to send me one. Little did Monty know, his days of food inhalation were numbered!
How does the Brake Fast Bowl work?
Well, it’s very simple. The bowl has three little ‘obstructions’ that makes your dog work for his food. There’s really not much else to say about it except for IT REALLY DOES WORK!! Much to my delight and Monty’s disappointment, The Brake Fast Bowl slowed his eating down considerably.
- Helps reduce the risk of ‘Bloat’ (GVD).
- Works with canned food or kibble.
- Durable, dishwasher safe plastic.
- Tested and recommended by veterinarians.
- Available in metal or plastic.
So, how good is the Brake Fast Bowl?
It was taking Monty just 1 minute 30 seconds to eat 200g (approx. 7oz) of kibble from a regular bowl. With the Brake Fast bowl it takes him over twice as long at 3minutes 25 seconds.
We’ve been using the Brake Fast Bowl for 10 months now and I love it. It’s simple, it works and it’s easy to clean! Perfect 🙂 The Brake Fast Bowl is also Veterinarian tested and recommended.
Brake Fast Bowls are available from:
A bit about ‘Bloat’ (GVD)
Bloat is a condition also known as GVD (Gastric Dilation-Volvus). It can strike any dog but it’s more common in big, deep-chested dogs such as Labrador Retrievers.
In a nutshell, the dogs stomach fills with air. This leads to a number of life threatening complications. Dogs that eat too fast also take in a lot of air, thus increasing the risk of ‘Bloat’. Read more about ‘Bloat’ here.