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Pets are more than pets. They are a part of your family. The become another child. You bath and feed them just like you would your child. However we don’t always think about challenging them just like we would with our children. With Aikiou dog bowls you can do both feed and challenge them.
The AiKiou (pronounced “IQ”) uses this idea, also known as behavioral enrichment to help them relieve anxiety and eat at a slower pace. It is recommended by behavioral specialists and the ASPCA. It has 14 different compartments, that they need to use their paws and senses like smell to find the hidden food. They need to use their nose and paws, to turn the central wheel and move the blockers to solve the puzzle and gain access to their meal.
At first glance I knew this thing was going to be neat. I love the look of it. It looks like a toy more than a food dish. When we adopted Sadie she was all bones. I have all been worried about her weight. Did you know that 67% of dogs have weight or eating problems. AiKio is giving Sadie a positive activity that will slow the speed of ingestion and will greatly reduce her weight and digestive problems and enhance her health. Which is very important to me. I don’t want her to eat too much or to little. I want her to be healthy. Not only does it help with her weight problems but it also gives a reflexion challenge and a chance to play which both are part of the natural behavior of dogs in nature. I know it sounds odd, but ever since I started using her AiKiou I have noticed she has been a lot happier. I wonder why, but then it finally hit me. We as humans when we go to parties we are eating and having fun. AiKiou is a dog’s way to have a party (fun) while eating. Does that make sense?