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Northmate Green keeps your dog from gulping down its food

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December 18, 2012

Northmate's Green makes dogs work for their meal

Northmate's Green makes dogs work for their meal

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When humans rush a meal, indigestion can ensue. In dogs however, it can lead to bloat – a potentially fatal condition. Northmate’s Green helps avoid this by slowing down your dog’s eating, making mealtimes into a challenging game in the process.

As food is placed upon the bowl, Green’s 43 blades of safe plastic “grass” make it difficult for the dog to get a proper grip on the food, leading to several minutes of entertainment, and requiring the canine in question to make an effort for its meal.

Green’s 43 blades of safe plastic “grass” make it difficult for dogs to get a proper grip ...

Northmate reckons its product can slow mealtimes down to a comparative crawl, and the video footage below shows a Jack Russell taking over 20 minutes to complete a meal which would presumably take mere seconds otherwise.

It’s important to note that Green does not completely eradicate the risk of bloat, as the condition is linked to several factors, depending on breed and environment. However, like similar products such as BetterBowls, the Aikiou bowl, and DogPause, Green should help lower the odds, while providing some additional stimulation at mealtimes, too.

Green is offered in three shades of, well, green, for US$34. The promo video below shows the unit in use.

Source: Northmate via The Green Head

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7 Comments

That looks good. I wonder how it would work in a household with two dogs?

pTeronaut
18th December, 2012 @ 01:19 pm PST

Looks great for dry food, I can't see it working for wet/tin dog food though!

Nathan Rees
19th December, 2012 @ 12:01 am PST

....or you could do what I do, throw a handful of dog food across the yard.

A lot cheaper, same results.

Australian
19th December, 2012 @ 02:05 am PST

Or the dog could grab the green and shake well !!!!!

John Potter
19th December, 2012 @ 04:17 am PST

I suppose it would work with a can of dog food, but cleaning would be a bit tricky! Water water everywhere! Several alternative ideas spring to my mind.

windykites1
19th December, 2012 @ 05:12 am PST

Or you could just get a cat :-)

Wragie
19th December, 2012 @ 01:22 pm PST

this is a decent idea, i think there are some similar type of feeding bowls out there. I just sprinkle my dogs food all over the floor, instead of her wolfing down the food in about 20 seconds it takes a couple minutes, and she cleans the floor!

Nathaneal Blemings
19th December, 2012 @ 07:27 pm PST
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