By Luke Keefe
The Momz may not want you to know how old she really is, so let’s just say she was a child of the 60’s and 70’s, and a wild child in the 80’s. You can do the math. Every time she heard the name Rock ’N Bowl™, she’d think of Rock ‘n Roll! My K-9 sissies and I knew we were going to have to take over this post before it went somewhere it shouldn’t. Trust us, what happened in the 80’s is far better left in the 80’s; we’ve heard the stories and seen the photos!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Paw5 Rock ‘N Bowl; we were compensated in exchange for our fair and honest review. Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares products we believe will be of interest to our readers. All opinions are our own.
I drew the short straw and was put in charge of talking Momz down from some crazy ideas, and taking over writing this post. After thinking about it for a bit, she knew we were right. We did indulge her just a little bit:
We talked her out of video with a heavy metal band playing in the background (that music is TOO LOUD for dogs with sensitive ears), and into just telling you about this cool way to feed your dogs, or to give them a fun puzzle game to play.
The Rock ‘N Bowl came at the perfect time for us. Cricket is having a bad spell with her arthritis so play time has been reduced. We needed some other ideas to stimulate her brain, other than learning some of my nose works.
This bowl is a lot more fun than those slow feeder bowls that we have to eat out of. Unfortunately for us, we have supplements added to our food so we rarely eat plain dry kibble. But if you do, this would be perfect for you! If you’re like us, and don’t, then it is also an awesome puzzle game.
We really had a lot of fun with these bowls, and Momz could see our brains working to figure it out. The girls were especially funny because both of them dumped some kibble out of it, but were so obsessed with smelling through the paw holes in the top, they didn’t even notice they’d done it at first! Sheba even backed off and barked at it once – I’m tellin’ ya, my sissies do not like to work for their food! They couldn’t understand why that bowl didn’t just dispense treats automatically – hee hee.
What are some of the other features you should know about, besides the fact that your dog can have a blast with it while stimulating their mind as well?
- It’s attractive and easy to fill! We were lucky enough to get one of each color, and we love them both. The size is perfect for any dog.
- It’s Made in the USA in a zero-waste process, from BPA and phthalate-free plastic. Momz thinks that’s especially important.
- It is easy to clean, breaking down into 3 top rack dishwasher safe parts (also important to Momz!).
- We’re all watching our weight here, so Momz didn’t fill it up for us, but it will hold up to 4 cups of food.
- We also really like the “4 from 5” philosophy of this company: They “tread lightly, commit fully, design thoughtfully and actively give back to the world in which we live”.
Rock ‘N Bowl: “Part bowl, part puzzle, ALL DOG”.
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Barbara Rivers says
I love that it’s made from BPA and phthalate-free plastic. That’s really important to our pack as well! Good to hear that Cricket had some fun game time; Sheba just looked adorable in the pictures (she certainly has that wise look down!) and Luke looked really busy figuring the bowl out 😉
2 Brown Dawgs says
That looks like a fun game. Too bad I missed the giveaway.
Bar won one of these over the winter and she LOVES it. We never do it for full meals because she freaks out and is sure she never got fed if she doesn’t eat something about of her actual bowl, but we do use it for half of her meal when she starts making me batty and needs to use her brain a little more 🙂
That made me laugh, because I can see Cricket being the exact same way!
Christine Caplan says
I haven’t tried these puzzle bowls before so I entered! We feed almost all treats via puzzle toys to mentally challenge them when they need a few minutes between walks since they have to wait “their turn”. 🙂
That’s a great idea! I should do that with these guys too, except I’d have to put them in separate rooms. A couple of them can be greedy (I had to supervise the photos of Luke and Cricket together very closely!).
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Shadow and Ducky both eat mostly canned food, so these bowls wouldn’t work. I do mix kibble in with it for Shadow; but right now Ducky is eating her kibble by sticking her nose inside a muzzle. (Muzzle training is going verrrrrrry slowly.) And Shadow does not like food toys, which is weird because she used to love them. Maybe it’s part of her aging process?
I agree it could be part of aging that makes Shadow not like them anymore. I almost didn’t try this with Sheba, because I was afraid she would just get frustrated with it. I was surprised that she really seemed to enjoy it. But since keeping her eating is so important, I wouldn’t ever use it for her meals.
Sand spring Chesapeake says
That’s pretty darn cool and a fun puzzle toy
Caren Gittleman says
Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these! I have seen them everywhere and have been wanting one for Dakota!
You’re welcome, and good luck in the giveaway! xo
Lynn LaChance says
Love this post, Jan! And so, it totally makes me think of the treat/food dispenser for cats that you got, and gave to Nina-the little blue covered “saucer” with the orange feather thing attached?? I call it her “kong”-and that is now always filled with treats, and it’s a daily thing to check it, and to watch her try to get the food out herself is great, I love it-we help her sometimes though, but only by making the opening wider…
I’m so glad Nina is still having fun with that!
The Island Cats says
That bowl looks like fun but we don’t ever wanna have to work that hard to eat. 😉
Hee hee – are you sure? I think Sam might agree with you on that, but I can see if they might make one for cats! 🙂
We love ours. They are super fun to eat out of. Ours isn’t used every day, so it remains “special”.
I think it’s a good idea to bring things like that out just every so often. That has worked well with toys around here. They lose interest in them but if I put them away for a while the next time they see it they’re excited!
The Rock ‘N Bowl looks like fun. Bailey loves interactive games like this and I use them to stimulate her appetite.
That’s a great idea for dogs that might be fussy about eating sometimes…make it more fun and entertaining.
Theresa Spaid says
I will give it to my daughter for her much younger dog than my fur baby who is 13 years old. Mazzi willl have more fun with it and probably they will use it as a treat bowl.
This would be a great learning tool for a puppy – good luck!
easy rider says
what a rocking review… it is like that song from Hues Corporation…rock the bowl, don’t rock the bowl baby
Rock the bowl, don’t tip the bowl over… seems my momma is still locked in another century too :o)
Lynn LaChance says
ok, is this “Rock the Boat”?? Love it! 🙂
Yes, love that song too! Wish I’d thought of it for the post! 🙂