I have one cat who scarfs down her entire bowl of food & then goes over to the other cat's dish & pushes her way in to eat her bowl of food too. Unfortunately the other cat is a pushover & lets her food get eaten by the bigger cat & the bigger cat is getting bigger & is now on prescription food to lose weight. I've tried separating them during mealtimes with a baby gate, but I thought I'd try this bowl after looking at some reviews here on Influenster,
I got a small dish because it is for a cat, but the dish is still pretty big. If you try to do several small meals throughout the day, it is tricky because the dish is pretty big. With the first feeding I put yummy non-diet food in it because I wanted to entice her to make sure she actually ate out of the dish & understood what it was before I started putting her regular food in it. She took to it right away and even though she was gobbling up the yummy food as fast as she could, it still took her a long time to finish eating. It took her so long that by the time she finished, she didn't even give a second look to the other cat & how much food she had left to go. Normally she would have headed right for the other cat's dish. I feel like slowing her down also helped her to feel more satisfied at the end of the meal. Now I put her regular food in it & it's working out great. I also notice that the smaller cat seems more relaxed during mealtimes. She knows she can breath & not rush to finish because the other cat is too busy with her own food to bother her. It has made mealtimes so much smoother for me & for the cats.