If you've been following me for a while, you will know that I feel mental stimulation for our pets is extremely important. I work really hard to provide my dogs and cats with new and exciting toys that enrich their lives. I've always hated just pouring their kibble until a bowl and I believe they have a lot more fun working for their food. Zoos and Aquariums provide this sort of enrichment for the animals under their care as well! So I was really excited when I was given the opportunity to review the DogMaze puzzle toy feeder by Buster! We received our DogMaze bowls in exchange for an honest review.
|Phoenix shows the size differences between the two options!|
Buster provides two versions of this toy/bowl. DogMaze is for medium to large dogs and DogMaze Mini is for small dogs and you can also use it for cats!
The idea with this toy/bowl is that you fill it with your pet's food or favorite treats and they have to use their nose, tongue and paws to move the treats through the channels and out of the exits. By being able to see and smell the food your pets will be very motivated to continue trying to get them out until the maze is empty. It keeps pets mentally stimulated and it keeps them busy for longer than a regular bowl would. The DogMaze is great for pets who like to scarf and barf as it slows down their eating.
The DogMaze is also dishwasher safe, which is a huge plus! This bowl/toy is made from durable hard plastic. It's a very sturdy toy, that being said, I always recommend that you monitor your dogs while they use these kinds of items and never leave them down when they are not in use or unattended.
Check out our video of all four pets using the two DogMazes!
All of my pets really enjoyed using the DogMaze! It kept the dogs busy for a really long time and they were not able to tip it over. I was also really surprised at how much fun my cats had batting their treats around the channels and scooping them out! These feeders provided all of my pets with a lot of mental enrichment! I think they would be great for most dogs, although the brachy breeds (like pugs, boston terriers, etc) might have a harder time with it.
I would definitely recommend checking the DogMaze out! Buster also offers a variety of other kinds of puzzle toys for both dogs and cats and you can find the other items on their website. Just follow the link!
ZoePhee was provided with the DogMaze and DogMaze Mini in exchange for an honest review. We were not monetarily compensated and all opinions are my own. Buster is not responsible for the content of this blog post.