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Whoa Buddy! Bowl: Does it Work?

Pepper the dog can play soccer quite well. This can also work up her appetite, and she's a whiz at downing her food, says her master, Brian Alworth.

"She inhales her food. If we could find something that works, it'd be good for her," he said.

The product name says it all: "Whoa, Buddy!" And the makers say specially designed nodules can make meal time last minutes longer.

"I think this will slow her down by about five seconds," said Alworth.

We have a stopwatch to see. First, Brian cooked up Pepper's favorite treat: bacon. We'll time her normal eating speed.

We clocked the meal at 37 seconds.

Next, round two....more bacon, more food, but this time in the Whoa, Buddy! bowl.

We find it's slowing her down some.

Pepper is momentarily confused, but she soon figures out how to lick this bowl clean, going right around those nodules.

She learns how to maneuver this. Final eat time: 1:36.  So, almost a minute longer.

"I think she got annoyed for two seconds, ate more slowly, and looked up as if to say, 'Why? What's this about?'" said her owner.

So, if you're truly worried about the list of symptoms this bowl might help prevent, you could try this $8.00 contraption.

"I'd give it a 'C'. It did slow her down, but not a big difference," said Alworth.

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