If your dog is just 10% overweight it can reduce its life expectancy by up to 30%. So feeding it the correct amount can save you money not only in food but also in vet’s bills. This offering from Pawbby is a pets bowl with a scale built in so that you only feed your dog the exact amount. While I have mentioned dogs it could equally well work for a cat.
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The food bowl fits in the scale and is made of stainless steel so is easily removed for cleaning and it fits in such a way that it is tilted by 7% towards your dog this I am told is the amount required to help the dogs spine when bending its neck to the bowl.
Yes it links to an App via Bluetooth so you know everything you need to. This offers feeding instructions and hints and tips.
The scale in the bowl can weigh in 1 gram increments up to 2kilos.
The App offers advice and tips for various breeds and types by sex.
The App can also store feed amounts and a schedule surely every pet needs a routine.
The majority of owners – I am told – have no idea exactly how much they should feed their pet and only when they have problems and visit their vet might most be enlightened.
There are numerous brands and types of food on the market today and I know owners who change their pets diet frequently, smaller breeds often have separate pouches of food which they just empty into their pets bowl regardless of its weight.
The bowl can weigh in ounces, grams, milliliters and pounds. The stainless steel bowl is 13.2x13.2x4cm these are its internal measurements, there is a sloping lip of 1cm and it fits in the scale which is 15x15x8cm the last measurement at the rear.
There is a small screwdriver provided in the box which you need to undo the battery housing in the base it requires three ‘AA’ batteries to power it which are stated to last twelve months, batteries are not supplied.
Currently this is not yet available but if you send them your email address it states you qualify for 40% off and the price I was given is £54.
More details and a video on the links below.
PAWBBY: Pet Dechonking Smart Bowl | Indiegogo
Pawbby Smart Bowl - Crowfunding