Monthly Archive:: January 2009

The Eat Better Bowl vs. Jackson, the dog that never loses suction.

Jackson froWhenever I have the pleasure of babysitting Muttropolis office-mate "Jackson," at left,  a goofy mystery mutt who’s never met a dry, tasteless article of clothing that he doesn’t want to personally sample, I am amazed at how fast that dog can hoover his food! He truly approaches every meal as if it were his last or as if he’s perhaps hoarding said food in anticipation of an apocalyptic event that will eliminate all food sources.

It all seems quite unhealthy. In fact, according to some veterinarians, ‘vacuuming’ of food may result in a myriad of physical and behavioral problems including bloating, overeating and vomiting.

Over the last year, I’ve become increasing alarmed with watching Jackson ingest his food in such a ghastly manner, so I chose to take matters into my own hands and discovered a new product called the6113-DEFAULT-m Eat Better Bowl. A simple concept, the Eat Better Bowl was born out of the need to help slow down those dogs that indeed do inhale, like Jackson. According to the manufacturer, its “unique 
revolutionary design is a result of deep thought and research” and it is designed with a small, wishbone shaped ‘obstacle’ within the basin of the bowl, which slows down your pets food intake. 

We put the Eat Better Bowl and Jackson to the test and we were able to slow down his consumption by a whole ELEVEN 
SECONDS. Hey, we’ll take it!

If your dog has a drinking problem, try the companion Drink Better Bowl which we'll review next time!

The Pup & the Pachyderm: An Unlikely Love Story

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If a photo is emailed to us that contains anything resembling a kitten playing with yarn, a bunny snuggling with a golden retriever or a hamster in a teacup, there is a strong likelihood that the photo was sent to us by our friend and fellow Muttropolitan "RJ."

When an email recently arrived from RJ entitled "Animal Odd Couple," we assumed that the photo would contain an image of above-mentioned bunny, puppy, kitty or hamster engaged in some kind of Hallmark moment.

We were wrong.

The short video below is an incredibly moving story of the amazing friendship that has formed between Tara the elephant and a chunky Labrador named Bella. If you look closely, you can almost see the mist in the eyes if CBS's Steve Hartman’s “Assignment America." 

If you think your pup might be down with trying out a Pachyderm Playdate, we've got the hook up….without the messy clean up. Check out Muttropolis' Rippy's Pull Apart Pachyderm dog toy : )

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