I’ve seen a rise in”slow feeder” designs recently and with each new iteration, they seem to become less and less like traditional bowls (with a random “bump” in the middle) and more like puzzles that just happen to have your dog’s daily meals in them. The Slo-Bowl from Kyjen is the most recent example of this interactive-game-inspired slow feeder design — read more about it below!
I have to give a shoutout to Kyjen. This big box of dog stuff arrived on my doorstep and when I opened it up, something squeaked and Beans’ ears went like this: ^-^.
If you don’t know Kyjen, they’re the makers of the Outward Hound line along with a boatload of other dog toys and accessories. I was hesitant to get any toys because my dogs are aggressive chewers and can eat their way through just about anything. They also disembowel just about every stuffed toy they get and kill the squeakers within 5 minutes. Kyle from Kyjen assured me that I might be surprised at how my dogs interact with their toys. I was intrigued so I agreed to give ‘em a shot. What did I have to lose?
It’s hot out there. My dogs can only walk about half the distance they could a few months ago. I stumbled on the Cool-It cooling bandanna from Outward Hound. You soak it in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes before venturing outside. It contains non-toxic polymer crystals that absorb up to 30 times their weight and claims to help keep your dog cool for several hours. It comes in three sizes, too.
Interesting, huh? I wonder if this would really help my pups stay cool outside in this heat.