Dogs with flat faces — we’re talking about doggos like pugs, bulldogs, Frenchies and Boston Terriers — are crazy cute, but they sometimes have issues during mealtimes. It’s a known fact that any brachycephalic (shortened snout) dog can suffer from breathing issues. While it’s cute to hear them making that happy snuffling sound while eating, most dog bowls just aren’t made for flat-faced dogs. Even most elevated dog food bowls aren’t made with these puppers’ needs in mind.
Flat-faced dogs end up pushing their face down into the bowls to get to water and food. And because their faces are squished in, they’re now working harder to breathe and eat.
Enter Fluff Trough.
It’s the only vet-approved dog bowl system for brachycephalic dogs. It has a patented ergonomic design with an open front. At mealtime, your dog or cat can step right up to the bar and easily tuck into their meals. Because their necks aren’t at an awkward 90-degree angle, there’s less flying food and less chances of an after-dinner digestion accident.
Fluff Trough makes eating and digesting a meal healthier for any flat faced animal.
The Fluff Trough can also be used for animals with disabilities, pigs and almost any four-legged critter in your house. It comes in two sizes: Fluff Trough XL for large breed dogs and the original Fluff Trough for small to medium breeds. This innovative dog bowl is a two-part set: the elevated trough, which is shaped like a bench, and the bowl, which is made from a silicone insert. The silicone insert can be tossed in the dishwasher to clean and is also available to buy as a single item. The trough itself is made from non-toxic, BPA-free materials, and comes in black, gray, purple and teal. If you have a pet that speed eats, there’s a binge blocker that helps slow them down, too.
Like many great inventions, Fluff Trough came into being because of a need. Debra Ann Mastic’s pug Pork Chop had issues with regular food bowls. After being diagnosed with vestibular disease, meal times became more difficult because Pork Chop would get so dizzy trying to eat. Mastic created her prototype via a 3D printer, Pork Chop tried it out, and the rest was history. Her first foray in e-commerce was via Kickstarter, and the Fluff Trough was fully funded within 24 hours, proving that there are many pets who need a dog food bowl designed just for them.
Fluff Trough Elevated Dog and Cat Bowl Feeding System
This Fluff Trough is made for small to medium-sized dogs. The base of the bowl is five inches high. The measurements for the trough set are 7.25″ x 7.5″ x 10″. the silicone bowl will hold two cups of food. It comes in four colors: black, grey, teal and purple.
Fluff Trough Elevated Binge Blocker Set
If your pet, ahem, wolfs down food and then demands more, this is your dog bowl. The silicone insert has grooves that force your dog to eat slowly. It can also be used for dogs that aren’t flat-faced, but who eat so fast you’d think they were a contestant in a hot dog eating competition. the silicone insert can be placed in the dishwasher and holds two cups of food. Like the original Fluff Trough, it comes in the same four colors. The set measures 7.25″ x 7.5″ x 10″.
Fluff Trough Extra Large Dog Bowl Set
Made for larger dogs, this set can be used for larger brachycephalic dogs like Chow Chows, Bull Mastiffs and non-brachycephalic dogs like Great Danes, Newfies and the like. The dog pictured below is a pitbull named Luna, and she weighs 70 pounds. The silicone insert bowl is 13 inches wide, and the trough measures 9″ x 9″ x 9″. the bowl can hold between four to five cups of food. Right now, the set is only available on pre-order.
Fluff Trough Extra Silicone Insert
It’s always handy to have a second bowl or insert for the trough. The silicone insert comes in black, gray, teal or purple. It can be hand washed or placed in the dishwasher’s top rack. Pet owners can also buy extra silicone inserts featuring the binge-blocker grooves, which are perfect for flat-faced dogs with a big appetite.