Today’s pet bowls offer kibble with benefits

By Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and anecdotes are my own, and I never promote any products or brands I don’t believe in.

Pet bowls. Pretty boring, right? Wrong! Recently, they’ve gone from a basic utility item to highly creative, functional and fashionable tools to nourish your pet.

These days, innovative designs boast a variety of features including those that slope to assist certain breeds with feeding, others that auto-dispense clean, fresh water, and some that provide exercises that make eating more fun. We’ve all heard of smart phones. Well, think of these as “smart bowls”!

Check out some of my favorites below:

The Loving Bowl

The Loving Bowl Pet Bowls

If your pet gets food up their nose or all over their face when eating—or if they take kibble out of the bowl, put it on the floor, then eat—The Loving Bowl offers a more natural feeding position.

Originally designed for short-nosed dog breeds and cats, the veterinary-approved Loving Bowl has incorporated a patented 45-degree slope that allows your pet to separate its food in the bowl…working it up to a more comfortable eating position. That also means better digestion and less mess for pet parents to clean up!

Available in pink, blue, white or stainless steel, bowls range in price from $33-$39.99. Purchase at

Buster DogMaze

Chilly with the Buster Maze by Kruuse

Do you have a snarfer? You know…a dog who eats too fast? Or maybe your pup is a couch potato who needs more opportunities for mental stimulation. In either case, the Buster DogMaze is the perfect solution!

The original patented “slow eat” bowl sloooows down the gulpers, encouraging them to chew their food instead, leading to better digestion. And because dogs have to use their nose, tongue and paws to get to the food, it provides fun and mental stimulation, too! This type of problem-solving gives their brain a workout, meaning they’ll be less bored and less apt to get into trouble.

The Buster DogMaze comes in five colors and two sizes, with prices ranging from $19-$29. Get yours at www.Kruuse247.comKruuse Buster Dog Maze

Buster Incredibowl

Buster Pet Bowl by Kruuse

For parents of long-eared dogs like Basset Hounds, it probably seems like just as much of his food ends up on his ears as in his tummy. Luckily, there’s a “pawfect” solution.

The Buster Incredibowl is uniquely designed to prevent that by angling the walls of the bowl upward and inward so only your dog’s snout fits in the bowl. It also has an anti-slip bottom and is dishwasher safe. No muss, no fuss!

The bowl is priced starting at $15 and comes in two sizes with four colors to choose from. Go to to order.

Torus Ultimate Water Bowl

Torus Water Bowls

Whew! All that kibble makes one thirsty! To keep your pet well hydrated with cool, fresh, filtered water, look no further than the Torus Ultimate Water Bowl.

Great for both dogs and cats of all sizes, this auto-replenishing bowl uses no batteries or electricity. It holds one or two liters of water, which automatically flows from the storage area, through a filter and into the drinking well. Getting ready to hit the road? No problem. Just fill it up and lock it for portability!

Comes in a variety of colors to compliment your home or match your pet’s personality! Bowls range in price from $55-59. Order the Torus Ultimate Water Bowl on Amazon. The 1 liter, here, and the 2 liter, here.

Which one would be best for your pet? Tell me in the comments below.