Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Product Review: Loving Pets Robusto and Bella bowls..... and a giveaway!

We recently received a whole bevy of feeding goodies from Loving Pets to try - here is what we found, and a giveaway to boot!


Who are Loving Pets?


Loving Pets are originally a US company, now branching out into Canada, UK and other international markets.  Founded in 2005, they offer an expanding collection of pet bowls, all natural dog and cat treats, and slow-feeding accessories.  They aim to maintain high standards in the ingredients and materials, products and affordability.

What did they send us?


Loving Pets Robusto and Bella Classic bowls


They sent us two types of products to review - first was a number of models from their range of bowls, which we are reviewing today, and secondly was their Gobblestopper, which is designed to slow down feeding, which we will write about in a future review.

The first type of bowl is the Robusto - built for extreme durability, they are manufactured from solid, heavy gauge aluminium, paired with bright and attractive patterns on a ceramic interior.   Built to be tough, apparently these are SO tough, they passed the durability test of being run over by a 6000lb truck, with no dents or cracks!  Available in four sizes, these are suitable for both cats and dogs.

Robusto bowls in Large and X Small sizes



The second type of bowl they sent us to try was the Bella Bowl Classic.  An altogether lighter affair, these are claimed to be the best selling bowl in the pet industry - made from veterinarian recommended stainless steel, these come equipped with a removable rubber ring on the base to stop them skidding across the floor, plus come in an expanding range of decorative colours and designs. Again, these are available in four sizes, to suit most pets.

Bella Classic bowls in Large and Small sizes


What did we think?


First up was the Bella Bowl.   Now, my usual bowl is quite a heavy, handmade pottery spaniel bowl, and I am quite adept at pushing this halfway across the kitchen floor, so Hooman was curious to see how this one with the removable ring would fare.  Do you know, it hardly budged? With all these bowls, we like the fact that these bowls are dishwasher safe, the rubber ring is removable and we love the bright coloured designs on them.

   


Second up was the Robusto Bowl - these don't have the rubber ring on the base, but they are incredibly heavy, being made of the heavy gauge alumunium.  Lookswise, we love this with the bright shiny ceramic interior, but it must be noted that these are handwash only.  Regardless, we probably preferred these bowls of the two, because we like heavier bowls!



Obviously anything like feeding bowls are very much down the preference of the pet eating from them (some don't like high sides, some don't like metal, some need higher sides like myself otherwise our ears droop in our food!), but these bowls are all very attractive, well made and a good staple bowl. Our preference would be the Robusto bowl with the lovely ceramic interior and heavy feel, but we liked the Bella bowls too with the funky paw and bone patterns on the outside and non-slip base.   Who says stainless steel / aluminium bowls have to be boring!!

Loving Pets products are available from Amazon UK, A Star Pets, and will soon be available widely across the UK.

These products were provided for review


Giveaway time!


Now, as Loving Pets were so kind as to send us such a selection of their range, we thought this would be great for a giveaway!  After thinking about how to do it, we are actually doing it as two - one for the two large bowls (one Robusto and one Bella), and one for the two littlest bowls (again, one of each type).  Make sure you enter the right one and if you want to enter both giveaways, that is absolutely fine!  We are also happy for readers from overseas to enter!


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77 comments:

  1. Those are pretty cool bowls
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  2. We make liver cake with garlic & our dogs adore it.

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  3. She goes nuts for peanut butter :D

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  4. I thinks those bowls are sooooo cool!!! And very purty! Ma likes that they would stay put. I likes the idea of the rubber ring on the bottom!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  5. Cubes of homemade liver cake! He'll do anything for some =)

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  6. lord charlestron would love one of these, especially as he loves shiny new thing's!! :) x

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  7. lucy loves fish best but as a lab she will eat anything.
    stella is more picky but comes running if she can smell sausages
    daisy is on special diet due to illness so can only have chicken and turkey

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  8. Marley is a bit of an oddity and adores dry bread

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  9. My dog love the little marrowbone rolls - they look like sausage rolls!

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  11. funnily enough Ryvita Crackerbreads, our 2 Border Collies have a dry one every night before bed, they love them and queue up for them every night!

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  12. We have a special spaniel water bowl with sloped sides so our ears don't get wet. We've had it for years!

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  13. Liver cake? Did someone mention liver cake? Drool, drool. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  14. entering on the small one too and that would be for Cody if I won, (the other would be for Dakota), Cody loves anything by Nutrish!

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  15. Gravy Bones

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  16. I make loads of dogs treats as I dont like the shop bought ones with all their nasty additives etc.. my 3 yorkies love liver treats and they all go berzerk for carrots, just raw carrots first thing, steamed carrots after their morning run, raw during the day, steamed with dinner and raw after dinner.... for 3 little yorkies we go through about 12kg a week :)

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  17. My dog loves little bits of frankfurters - but then, as a labrador she loves anything that can be even remotely classed as food!

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  18. My little Pug cross Jack Russel called Poppy adores fruit, especially strawberries.

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  19. My cat loves her Dreamies. And my dog who is on a diet loves the low fat duck strips.

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  20. Our two dogs both like the usual, chicken, cheese and fish. But what they really flip for are those little fish sticks, like crap sticks. They're really useful when I have to give them any tablets :)

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  21. A saucer of tea

    KATHY D

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  22. My westie is on a very restrictive diet so I blend her wet and dry food and make them into biscuit shapes and bake them. She thinks she's getting something special.

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  23. my dog loves gravy bones
    from samantha price

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  24. She goes mad for the bone from the soup.

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  25. Our cat loves fish from the local chippy!

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  26. My cats love cheese and my dog loves pigs ears

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  27. My dog goes crazy for apples, will try and steal from your mouth.

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  28. My cocker Asso eats a lot of carrots

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  29. my 2 year old springer poppie loves tomatoes and cucumber and as a treat she loves strawberries too

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  30. Hudson my English springer loves cheese & sausages but they are a very rare treat for him!

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  31. My boys both love marrowbone snacks.

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  32. I had a fresh crab the other day and the two bichons thought it was heavenly, the beardie spat it out! I have never, ever, known her to refuse food before!

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  33. You received many lovely presents. Much deserved. Have a lovely weekend.

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  34. My boys love those good boy chocolate drops x

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  35. My two pups love apple and organic peanut butter

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  36. pigs ears for the dogs cruches for the cat

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  37. He loves mince in gravy, our big lump of a rotti cries when we eat it and goes nuts when he get to lick our plate or when I put it in his kong! So funny! hes such a wally!

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  38. Home made sardine biscuits...

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  39. Our Lab cross dexter loves tripe sticks or freshly baked potatoes

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  40. My dog Woody loves the little cocktail sausages

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  41. Bakers Allsorts

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  42. My Giro loves home made liver and carrot cake and chicken liver and and pea biscuits.

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  43. i have two parrots they love pine, nuts cashews

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  44. My collie loves his gravy bones

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  45. My dog loves apples and carrots, oh yes!

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  46. Chicken & Cheese

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  47. our dog Molly loves cookies but only takes them and eats them from out daughter :D

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  48. My husky loves bones, biscuits and carrots!

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  49. My cocker is a fuss po! He likes dried chicken or real bones
    Felicity kelly

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  50. My chinchilla persian is partial to fragments of cheese and onion crisps.

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  51. My black cocker Jack loves a cube of cheese!

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  52. My boy is a Welsh Springer Spaniel and he just goes nuts for ANY treat whatsoever - he just loves everything! I do like to give him a hide denta chew though as it keeps him busy for at least 30 mins, and cleans his teeth at the same time.

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  53. Loves cheese, I don't give her it because I don't think it's very healthy for her but she always comes in with a big chunk of cheese from the neighbours and makes such a funny noise eating it.

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  54. Pigs ears - I swear she has an ability to smell them a mile off

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  55. Shortie the dog loves biscuit bones.

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