Neater Feeder Review

Posted on Aug 14 2013 - 3:00pm by Susan Bewley

Neater Feeder

As some of you have noted from my previous dog reviews, I have a rather large, beautiful puppy. Reya isn’t just a dog, but a member of my family. I focus on making sure she has the best food, toys, and everything she needs to be happy and safe. Unfortunately, having a large dog also comes with very large messes. While Reya is a quick learner and great at listening to commands (for a malamute), her messes are just as large as her. In other words, when she makes a mess with her water, she can easily seem to be mopping our kitchen floor. Since I am someone who isn’t really fond of messes – especially in my kitchen – I knew I had to find something to make meals less messy. After a bit of research, I found what I thought might be the perfect solution – the Neater Feeder. Wanting to know more, I reached out to Neater Feeder, who was kind enough to  give Reya the large Neater Feeder for us to review. Knowing how messy my Reya puppy could be, I couldn’t wait to get started reviewing this feeder!

Neater Feeder: What Is It

Normally I spend quite a bit of time going into a company, but the little video Neater Feeder made does a great job talking about the Neater Feeder. What really interested me though was how it was made and their non-profit work. The first feeder itself was created for the inventor’s rescue dog, Duke, who is a bit of a messy eater (which you will see from the videos). To help contain his mess, the Neater Feeder was created, which turned doggy mealtime into a pleasant experience for everyone! To learn more about the Neater Feeder, check out the spiffy little video below which was created by the company.

Neater Feeder: Effectiveness

Okay, I’ll be honest: the inventor of the Neater Feeder is a genius.  With the way this feeder was designed, it truly does keep mess in the feeder itself. The first line of defense is the high outer wall, which protects your floors and walls from messes caused by bumps or a very thirsty/excited dog. This is further assisted by the no skid feet,keeping the water dish from going for a slide. I wasn’t too sure about the skid part on the feet when I first saw it, but once I saw Reya playing with her bowl and it going nowhere, I was convinced. As most large dog owners know, if a dog is determined to do something, it takes a lot to deter them. Reya very quickly gave up trying to move her Neater Feeder and focused on what was in the dish.

Now, what really makes the Neater Feeder effective and cool is the upper and lower reservoir. Its hard to see from the pictures, but when the feeder is assembled properly, it is at a very slight tilt. This makes eating easier for your dog (or cat), while also making sure that nearly-spilled water flows easily into the lower reservoir. As well, to make sure that food and water doesn’t make a mess, the strainer catches excess food, keeping it on the top reservoir, as water neatly flows down. Reya seems to enjoy this as well since it makes sure that not a single piece of food gets away at meal time.

neater feeder how it works

Neater Feeder: Clean Up

Like me, you are probably wondering how easily this feeder is to clean. No matter how clean you try to be, the Neater Feeder will need cleaning every so often. I am happy to say that the Neater Feeder is almost trivial to clean. You can either clean it quickly with a paper towel between meals, or throw it in the dishwasher when things get a bit too bad. With Reya’s old medium Neater Feeder, I would throw it in the dishwasher and let it take care of the rest. Her larger Neater Feeder, however, is a bit more of a challenge just because of size. If I put it in the dishwasher, that is all that will fit in there. The other Neater Feeders, however, easily fit in the dishwasher alongside other dishes, making clean up simple. For sanitary reasons though, I do put Reya’s Neater Feeder in the dishwasher on the anti-microbial setting, just to make sure we never have an issue with contamination. Yes, I’m paranoid, but it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to my puppy’s health!

Neater Feeder Clean up

Neater Feeder: Comfort

Even though the Neater Feeder‘s main focus is dealing with mess, its other major purpose is making sure mealtime is comfortable for your pets. As all pets owners know, mealtime is very important to our animals, and the slightest change can make them very nervous. Like us, having to bend down in strained positions to eat can also bring about unnecessary muscle strain and irritation. It is very common for dogs especially to have to deal with neck and joint strain due to leaning down while eating, and obviously the larger the dog the more this will happen. Since they don’t have an easy to way to communicate this, it usually ends with them eating quickly to avoid pain and discomfort. When dogs are eating at the proper height, they not only avoid pain, but are able to better digest their food by slowing down and relaxing. With how the Neater Feeder is designed, you can adjust it for your pet’s height based on the size of the Neater Feeder itself, and by purchasing leg extensions. While Reya doesn’t need them just yet, she will when she gets older, making it important for pet owners like me to have options to make things easier for our favorite dog(s).

Reya Eats

Neater Feeder: Quality

While this feeder is very effective at what it does, you are probably wondering about quality and how long it will last. I personally am very impressed with the quality. As you guys have probably seen from my other reviews and pictures, Reya is a very big puppy and like all Alaskan Malamutes, is only going to get bigger. She is still about 30 pounds from her full grown weight, which will be about 100 pounds.  Like most malamutes, she is very motivated by food. This means that mealtime is always filled with excitement and her sometimes coming to the bowl at full speed. She has bumped, played, and run right into the Neater Feeder numerous times over the months. I am happy to say that the Neater Feeder not only held up to her abuse, but contained the mess of being bombarded by a 50-70 pound puppy.

Now, before I go any further, the Neater Feeder does not advertise being chew proof. Reya has never had an interest in biting her feeder, so I’m not sure how it would handle a heavy chewer. The plastic part of it, however, is made from heavy duty recyclable polypropylene plastic, so it should hold up to quite a bit of abuse.  The bowls themselves are also nice, stainless steel bowls, with the food dish capable of holding up to 7 cups of food, while the extra capacity water dish can hold 9 cups of water! From what I have seen, I expect the Neater Feeder to last for many years, if not the next decade. If it can withstand a hyper Alaskan Malamute, I think it can withstand just about everything!

Neater Feeder Effective

Neater Feeder: Overall

Having had pets with and without the Neater Feeder, I have to say I have no clue how I ever survived without one of these. Whenever we go visiting without bringing this feeder, I always regret it. With Reya’s size, it creates a mini flood in my in-laws kitchen, which no one really enjoys except Reya. Really, the Neater Feeder takes the mess out of meal time with Reya and keeps things much more sanitary. I just couldn’t image being without it now. Since I consider the Neater Feeder essential for any dog or cat owners, I have to give it an A++ rating and I’m not really sure that is enough plusses!

Neater Feeder: Where to Purchase

Want to know where you can purchase a Neater Feeder for your own dog or cat? Currently, you can purchase one of these pet feeders on the Neater Feeder website,, or at your local pet store. Currently, you can purchase the Neater Feeder in 3 sizes (small, medium, and large), with a choice of two colors – bronze or cranberry. After having used this with Reya, I have no clue how I could ever go back to using ordinary pet bowls.

Neater Feeder Reya

Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation for this review but did receive free products from Neater Feeder for review purposes. All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers’ opinions.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

136 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. shana August 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    This is SO amazing. Not only for catching spills but my old doggy would love the elevation

  2. Aurora Hall August 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    I think the Neater Feeder is awesome.  We always have a problem with messy feeding times 🙂

  3. Darlene Owen August 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I have 2 black labs that make alot of mess and I never know where to look for their dishes as they are pushed all over the floor. Plus when they drink the whole floor is a big mess of water. This would work great for my dogs.

    • Susan Bewley August 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      You know, if only we could get the dogs to really mop the kitchen? I know Reya makes enough of a mess with water when she isn’t using this!

  4. arthur nelson August 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    This would be great. It would even save money on all the food that gets swept up and thrown out with the dust bunnies.

  5. Dayna Janzen August 15, 2013 at 12:01 am - Reply

    This looks like a perfect gift for my mother-in-law. She has 2 dogs & always enjoys when we buy her things for her dogs 🙂

  6. Linda Meyers-Gabbard August 15, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    I think the Neater Feeder is one is one of the best inventions ever for our furry children. It keeps tge mess contained so it’s not all over the floor. This keeps us from getting upset with our pets. Kudos to the inventor.

  7. Tina Eiser August 15, 2013 at 7:14 am - Reply

    This feeder would be great for my dog since he is so messy when eating and this would prevent his food from ending up all over the floor!

  8. rochelle haynes August 15, 2013 at 8:43 am - Reply

    loe to have one

  9. Allyson Tice August 15, 2013 at 8:58 am - Reply

    This would be perfect for our pitbull. She is a messy water drinker..wet feet are always a issue in our house! She dribbles all over. I think having a stand up bowl and food dish woudl benefit her tremendously! This dish seems wonderful… the non-skid feet are also great!

    • Susan Bewley August 15, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

      It really is amazing! Reya could pretty much mop our floor if we didn’t have this!

  10. Beth Hill August 15, 2013 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I would love to have the neater feeder for my 2 cats! I have their water bowl on a placemat on my wood floors to keep the floor clean, this would look much better than that!

  11. Nicole Carter August 15, 2013 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I really need something like this! I have one dog and 3 cats trying to eat out of the same area and it looks like a bunch of toddlers ran through it when there done. This would so come in handy!

  12. Jackie Preas August 15, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

    The Neater Feeder is definetely one of the things I have to get for my messy pup as soon as we can.You have one of the most thorough reviews I have seen yet on it.

    • Susan Bewley August 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you! When I write reviews, I try asking myself whatever I would want to know if I was considering buying a product. I hate reading reviews that don’t answer my questions 😉 Having a large puppy, I have to always think about how she will react to something and if it will survive her!

  13. Dorothy Teel August 15, 2013 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I agree with you that the guy who invented the Neeater Feeder is a genius and he was probably tired of cleaning up after his dogs, like I am with my cats, I have one who picks out and drops food he does not like and then drips their water all over the feeding mat, he is messy.  I like that these come with extensions for taller animals.  I love the bronze one for cats..

  14. Susan White August 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I have an old dog who has arthritis so the extra hiegth of this would help a lot. She is also a messy eater and drinker so it would definitely help with spills.

  15. md kennedy August 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Sucha great idea!  My only problem is that my cat likes to eat sideways because he doesn't want to be facing the wall…..

    • Susan Bewley August 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Reya does that too. So far it stil keeps the mess in.

  16. cheryl August 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    my 5 month old coonhound puppy is such a messy eater.  This would be great for catching extra food and water she drops everywhere on the floor

  17. Crystal Bess August 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Looks like a good way to stay neat!

  18. Stephanie Ann August 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I've been wanting a neater feeder for a while now, we have 3 cats in the house and they are always making a mess with their food & water bowls! this would definitely help me out a lot!

  19. Linda Bradshaw August 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I really need this!!  I have 3 cats and right now I have a mess on my floor!

  20. Cindy August 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    My cat likes to put his paw in the water bowl.  Then he splashes the water with his paw.

  21. Debra Holloway August 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I love this Neater Feeder. I have 4 Bulldogs and they just throw the food all over the place when they are trying to eat because of they are jim jawwed. This feeder would stop a lot of this and I really need this.

    • Susan Bewley August 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      What type of bulldog do you have Debra? My family had an adorable English Bulldog for years!

  22. Paula V August 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    I have seen this in giveaways for many months now and I've entered everyone.  I'd love to have one of the small ones for my doggie.  He's fairly neat but I'd like for his area to be neater.  I currently keep his bowls on a towel for the spillage.  🙂


  23. Linda Szymoniak August 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I SERIOUSLY really need one of these.  Perhaps two or even three.  I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds (ranging from 52 to over 70 pounds), three additional Walker hounds from my rescue that are temporarily staying at my house, and my three cats.  The cats are neat, but if you have ever seen a Treeing Walker Coonhound – or ANY Coonhound – drink you know how much they like to dribble water out of their mouths when they are finished drinking.  The area around my dogs' water dishes are always wet and I've been looking for a solution.  This is it!  I wouldn't even put food in the bowls – just water in both bowls.  I've entered several giveaways for this product but so far haven't won…  Maybe I'll be lucky this time!

  24. dawnmarie s August 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    very clever!

  25. Tammy Woodall August 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Wow!  This is awesome.  I have to clean after my dog Every Day… including sweeping and mopping.  This is going to help in so many ways.   Great product.

  26. Cheryl Chervitz August 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    This looks so amazing.  It would be great to have a clean spot where my 4 dogs eat at!  Thanks for the chance.

  27. ashley bass August 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    This is the best invention for dogs. Since I got one, I haven't had to clean up water that my dog spills. 

  28. Michele Behlen August 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    The Neater Feeder is just what I need. I have a St. Bernard that makes a terrible mess when he eats and drinks.

  29. Margot C August 16, 2013 at 1:51 am - Reply

    This is such a clever design and a good idea; the doogs splash water everywhere (they can't help it)

  30. Denise Elliott August 16, 2013 at 1:59 am - Reply

    I have 2 dogs a big 76 pound black lab and a 3 pound yorkie and no matter how hard I try they always share their food and end up making a big mess, I think this would be the perfect solution to my problem.

  31. chelsae August 16, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    The Neater Feeder is just what my dog Bentley needs! He is half Pitbull-half Bulldog and constantly makes a mess with his dog food and water! What a GREAT idea!! I hope that Bentley will get to try the Neater Feeder out! 🙂

  32. Nicole Trevisan August 16, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    looks very convenient. also does away with all the mess!

  33. Debra G August 16, 2013 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Oh, I would love this for my cat.  The mess would be so much easier to clean up.

  34. JOAN GODFREY August 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    this looks great. my boss could use this for his black lab at our shop. but mostly she has to have TWO treats if i go in that side of the shop……..i swear she can count!!

  35. Rachel C. August 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    We have 2 kitties and they cannot eat or drink without making a mess.  This looks like it would be great for them and easy for my small children to help keep clean.

  36. Jill A. Collins August 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    We adopted a standard poodle who was on her own until she was 5 months old. That meant she had to forgae for food and has developed a habit of digging through her bowl, which we cannot break. We understand the behavior, but it makes a mess on the floor. This would be a real godsend for her (and us!).

  37. Desiree Dunbar August 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this for my dog Bailen. He is a very messy eater and alway drops or carries food with him in his mouth. This would help keep his eating so much cleaner!

  38. Sunnymay August 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I like how the Neater Feeder keeps food and water from hitting the floor when spilled.  It has reservoirs that catch them, so your floor stays tidy.

  39. jovon August 16, 2013 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    My dog is forever getting her food all over the place. This looks like it would keep her food in the bowl and her water not on the floor.

  40. polly August 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I love that it catches the excess food. Our Golden Retiever makes such a mess when she eats. This will be the solution for her!

  41. deanna August 16, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    My Jack russell drinks a cup and dribbles 2. She also drops food all over the floor. I love her, but she is a messy eater!


  42. sarah oswald August 17, 2013 at 1:58 am - Reply

    this is a wonderful idea for a pet feeder its ashame i didnt think of it first.  i like the idea of no mess on the floor.

  43. Raine August 17, 2013 at 2:21 am - Reply

    We would love a Neater Feeder in out house, with 5 cats that are all 20 lbs give or take, they can be pretty sloppy. They fling their food when they eat and my Mr. Abraham seems to think that the water bowls are for drinking and play. What I like most is that being raised such as they are that it is healthier for the pets and more comfortable. I dream of the day I'm not sweeping food off of the floor and wiping up water constantly. Great post-thank you!

  44. Beth Zeller August 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    What a great idea! My dogs would love it (and so would I without the mess!)

  45. Carolann Leibenguth August 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    What a fabulous invention. My dog thinks it is fun to knock her food bowl over and eat one nugget at a time. Thank goodness she doesn't try to tip the water but she is a sloppy drinker and this would catch some of that water. Sure hope I am the lucky winner,

  46. Rhonda August 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Oh how I wish I had invented this! lol

    This looks like an amazing product and I was wondering if it works just as good for cats. My "Baby" stays in the house with me, and it is amazing how much of a mess one little cat can make! I would dearly love to have one of these for her.

  47. shannon wilkovich August 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Oh my how awesome is this. I really would and could use this. I have 3 kittens 🙂

  48. gail ward August 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Wow this would be so nice to have.My dogs

    make a mess with the dish I use now.



  49. Bailey-Eileen Dexter-parr August 18, 2013 at 9:39 am - Reply

    This is an amazing product, keeps feeding neat and tidy. Ellie my boxer would love one of these, and I most certainly would too, two happy girls if we win this!

  50. Deborah D August 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Finally there won't be food or water outside the dog bowls anymore.

  51. Aimee Worley August 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    My puppy is a member of my family too, but a messy one! This would be a great gift to give her & me! The review was awesome, thanks for the info 🙂

  52. M Chamney August 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    This would be so perfect for my dog, It would also mean less clean-up for me.

  53. Tracy Clugh August 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Just got a great dane. She is only 4 months old but is already very big. This is the perfect feeder for her, especially being it is taller. With a dog her size, a raised feeder is better for her health. However, with it being a clean feeder, will save me from having so much mess on the kitchen floor. Thanks for this product. 

  54. Nathalie Talons August 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    This Neater Feeder is ideal for my two cats.My male cat is fairly easy to get along with,but my female kitty likes to push her bowl around just for entertainment sake,and knock water over for the thrill of it.

  55. Julie McDonough August 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Such a great idea! This would be terrific for my pets.

  56. Terri August 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    This would be great to have for my cat. She makes such a mess when she eats. 

  57. Miranda H August 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    This is a perfect idea. I havent had a cat or dog that didn't make a mess when eating. My pets always make a huge mess when eating!

  58. Laura Worley August 18, 2013 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    This would be awesome for my cat , he is the messiest eater I know of and he picks out his food and puts his favorite flavors to the side and he misses some of them and they end up on the floor, Now I know he is a cat but I don't want him to eat food that has fallen on the floor and This Neater Feeder would be the perfect solution for him and it would be less stressful on his body with the added height.

  59. Patricia Espinoza August 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    The Neater Feeder is a brilliant invention!!  My small dog gets water everywhere when he drinks, so the mat I have underneath his bowls is always wet and messy.  I would love to have this for him!!n 🙂

  60. Kim August 19, 2013 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I have 2 dogs that always make a huge mess with their food and water. This looks like it would be amazing!

  61. Kristy S. August 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    With 3 cats, 1 Boston Terrier, 2 guinea pigs, a sulcata tortoise, and an african grey parrot, we can use all the help we can get in keeping things clean and neat.  🙂 

  62. Christi August 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    This is a awesome design. We have adopted/rescued a good old dog. Homer has had a rought life, so we are trying to pamper his last years. With arthritis, it is a struggle for him to get down to his dishes, this looks like it would bring everything up to his level. It would make a great birthday gift for him next month. Our Homer will be 10.

  63. kristin sims August 20, 2013 at 12:48 am - Reply

    I have a husky I adopted from a rescue organization last year, and she is MESSY!  I am a cat person, and not used to the disaster she creates every time she eats.  I love her to death and I think this bowl set would be perfect for her, and nice to know you can throw it in the dishwasher! Thanks!

  64. Michelle Hudak August 20, 2013 at 2:19 am - Reply

    I have to say you're right..the inventer is a genius…my two dogs almost drown us when lapping's always all over my kitchen floor even when we put down towels. What a problem-solver this would be.

    • Susan Bewley August 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      I have said this in the past but I am fairly certain dogs are the kings/queens of mess making! While the Neater Feeder doesn’t solve anything, it really does keep my kitchen much neater!

  65. colleen g August 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I love this product and definately would love to win. I'm so tired of cleaning up after my dogs and think this is ingenous

  66. william saylor August 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea. I have 2 great pryanees and they are majorly messy drinker this would be great . I use a rubber welcome mats to catch the overflow now

    • Susan Bewley August 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      You would need the extra large one like I have now! Its rare you meet another person with dogs as big as mine 😀

  67. Debra Doughty August 21, 2013 at 6:34 am - Reply

    II have 2 dogs who would love this! thinking I would need to buy another one !

  68. michelle oakley warner August 21, 2013 at 7:48 am - Reply

    i think these bowls are awesome, i love that they keep floors and area clean, i so need one of these for my dogs, it would help keep things cleaner

  69. Heather B August 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    The NeaterFeeder looks so awesome. This would be perfect for my 3 dogs as they get food and water all over the kitchen. 

  70. Eileen August 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    I love this! We’ve just moved to a beaut apartment, when the animals cant eat outside because of New England weather being what it is, I would love to have this in my home!

  71. Eileen August 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I love this! We’ve just moved to a beautiful apartment, when the animals cant eat outside because of New England weather being what it is, I would love to have this in my home!

  72. Jodi Keller August 21, 2013 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I came upon this through an email today & have to say I love this! We have 2 large dogs & they do make a big water mess! I love how they are elevated so it is easier for them to eat.

  73. Pam H. August 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    My mom takes care of my brother's extra large German Shepherd.  He is a great dog, except he is one messy eater.  She feeds him outside to contain the mess as much as possible, but the ants and birds invade the area thanks to the dropped kibble.  The Neater Feeder sounds like it just may solve her problem.

  74. Abigail Thomson August 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    I have never seen anything this neat for auto feeding my dog! I have an auto water/food feeder now and I'm so tired of constantly scrubbing the huge water thing because of dropped food and slimy floors from dropped water. This is awesome! Love the height as well so dogs don't have to slouch. Stainless steel is an awesome addition as well less bacteria! If I don't win this I will be looking for it.

    • Susan Bewley August 22, 2013 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      It realy is awesome! I don’t know how what we would do without since. I’ll dog is a puppy and already bigger than most dogs (downside of owning an Alaskan Malamute)

  75. monica young August 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    I love this feeder. Not only looks practical but also will help the area clean and no more stains on the floor and carpet. What a great product

  76. Laura Smith August 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    This would be great for my sheltie, but the shi tzu is just too small.  I bought a small rug for her bowls to sit on, this makes clean up a lot easier, but the neater feeder would be wonderful for the sheltie.  Thanks for the contest.

  77. Carol L August 23, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    This is amazing. I never thought about the neck straine and irritation because of the food placement. A great and thorough review. Your Reya is adorable.

    Carol L

    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    • Susan Bewley August 23, 2013 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 As you can tell, she is a pretty spoiled pup.

  78. Kristi August 23, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    This is quite an innovative design.  I have both a dog and a cat – but it is my cat that is a messy eater.  Because of a condition she has, we have to water down moist cat food and I am forever wiping up dried cat food off the floor – ick.

  79. Melinda M August 23, 2013 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Love, Love, Love this!  I think this would be an awesome for larger dogs because of the elevation and the fact that they do seem to be clumsy around there food and water dishes.  Would love to win this for my lil sis!!

  80. Valerie McDaniel August 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    This is the best thing I have seen for the dogs, I have 2 dogs and always picking up spilled dog food on the floor. This would help me out a whole lot.

  81. Dani Osenbaugh August 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    This would be so perfect for my cat!  He makes such a mess with his food & is always dumping his water.  With this feeder he wouldn't be able to. 🙂

  82. Diane Simmons August 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    It would be great for my messy puppy.  I also seem to knock his water bowl and spill it. 

  83. Adele Carcia August 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I love the idea of no mess no spill feeder. I can't count the time's I had to pull out the broom or mop to clean up spills and end out haveing to mop the whole floor over a small spill.Do to a back injury it is not as easy to do.

  84. sandra davis August 24, 2013 at 12:22 am - Reply

    this would be so great for my cat. she is a really messy eater. everyday i am having to clean up after her.

  85. katklaw777 August 24, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I can see how great this would be for my pup to use…right now we have his bowls up on a small box but sometimes he knocks them off. 

    This is a well thought out product…thanks!

  86. Lisa B. August 24, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I love this feeder and have been wanting one for my new rescue puppy! It's always nice to hear about things before you buy them! Thank you 🙂

  87. Kelly Ann T. August 24, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I have two malamute mixes, and they are food hounds. I was not aware that dogs experience pain while eating if they have to bend down to eat. I would love to win so I can quit putting their bowls on a chair while they eat.

    • Susan Bewley August 26, 2013 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Kelly, its so rare to find another mal owner! They really are huge dogs, aren’t they? The Neater Feeder with the legs would be perfect for yours and if yours are anything like my Reya, they sure know how to mop the floor when they drink! The pain comes from them having to bend down unnaturally low. For example, for mals, bending down to the floor for a normal food dish is very very low for them for anything more than a quick up and down motion.

  88. TINA MONTES August 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    My dog Frankie is such a piglet when he he eats! He even will take the food out of the bowl by the mouthful then put in on the floor to eat. This would be helpful!

  89. Jean August 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I NEED this for my cats. They are super sweet but they are messy, messy, messy. I'm constantly sweeping up dry food and mopping up water. 

  90. Brenda Peterson August 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I really like the Neater Feeder as it collects spills as the dogs use it and that it is up off of the floor.  The fact that it is durable and cleaning it is easy are extra bonuses. I would love to win this for my fur babies.

  91. christina flynn August 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    I need one of these! I have a Dogue de Bordeaux who is the messiest dog going! Do you know that movie Turner and Hooch? Well, they were not lying about the drooling mess! We even clean our ceilings!

  92. Lisa Sheldon August 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    This would be great for our 2 rescue dogs.  They make a mess.  Also, every time my mother comes over, she ends up kicking the water bowl and getting water all over the floor.  I love that there is no spilled water or food.

  93. Debbie Epps Kennedy August 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    I would love to have this!  Well, actually about five of them.  Feeding time is so messy around my house.

  94. Heather Adamson August 26, 2013 at 11:07 am - Reply

    This would be the perfect solution for my Mastiff. He spills his food and water constantly and love that it is elevated as he is a big boy.

  95. kristin h August 26, 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

    this product is amazing – its exactly what I need for my dog-

    my dog is a 1.5yrs old and a very messy eater/drinker, i either have water spilt all over the kitchen floor or her food all over next to her current bowl. This product would be just absolutly perfect for her

  96. Helga August 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I love the way this is designed.  I have a rottie mix who would benefit from this feeder, she eats with gusto!

  97. sherry butcher August 27, 2013 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I sure want to get one of the Neater Feeder because I have a messy eater and water drinker.  I love the design, the easy cleaning and and their non-profit work.  Thanks for the review.

  98. Amanda August 27, 2013 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Looks like an amazing product.  I have 3 dogs, so this would come in handy.

  99. Happi Shopr August 27, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    She gets more beautiful as she ages.  This is exactly what we need for our two pups, Mojo and Juju.

  100. Rebecca Reinwalt August 27, 2013 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I just got an 8 week old (she's 10 weeks old now) German Shepherd puppy. This is exactly what I need for her. She is, hands down, the sloppiest eater I have ever had. And she loves to tip her water dish over and play with it/carry it around the house. Neater Feeder is the perfect answer to my problems, especially since it can grow with her. 

    • Susan Bewley August 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm - Reply

      You would probalby do well with the medium sized one with legs, or do what I did. I have a medium sized Neater Feeder and a large one with legs for when she finishes growing.

  101. april b August 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    My big dog needs this badly.  I would love for him to eat more easily rather than having to hunch down so far to eat.

  102. Susan Broughton August 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I have wanted one of these for some years now.  We have a small Chiquaqua house dog that is 10 years old now and she is having some stomache issues and I think this bowl system would help her out with her indigestion.  I also love how neat and clean it would keep the feeding area

  103. Adriana G August 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    ive been seeing this everywere now, ive been wanting to try it. my dog is alittle bit messy i have to admit and this would be super great to catch any spills and food that falls its perfect thanks for the review.

  104. KateV August 27, 2013 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    My older dog was a fairly messy eater to begin with, and I hated cleaning up soggy kibble. To be fair, I'm very clumsy and at least some of the water spills was from me accidently kicking the dish. So when I got a neeter feeder, I was very pleased- it did make a big difference. Then Cheyenne was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and needed to have half of her jaw removed. She's doing great now, and can eat and chew everything that she could before the surgery- the only "downside" is that she's even more messy when eating. While I'd take a messy floor any day if it means I get to spend even just a little more time with Cheyenne, I have to say the Neater Feeder went from a "this is a cool product, I'm glad I have it" to "I don't know how I'd live without this". Cuts down SO much on the mess. Now, if they could just figure out how to keep Cheyenne from *intentionally* dropping her food into the water so she can go back hours later and go "bobbing for kibble", this would be the greatest invention ever, lol!

  105. Sherry Compton August 28, 2013 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Great idea!  Who wants to eat off the floor – our pets included.  When you think about it, it can't be comfortable or easy on the digestive system to eat like that.  Plus, this is supposed to help keep the area clean, and helping with cleaning is always appreciated.

  106. K.C. August 28, 2013 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I NEED the Neater Feeder in my life!  My 70lb American Bulldog is the messiest eater!   Between the food scattered around her bowl and the water that she dribbles on the floor, I'm constantly cleaning my hardwood floor.   Thanks for the review!

    • Susan Bewley August 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Boy are bulldogs messy! My mother had one before her Yorkie. Loveable but very messy!

  107. Crystal Maxham August 28, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

    I like the neater feeder beasue it saved me time sweeping up my pets messes. It is also like their own little eating nook! I am also very clumsy and trip over things easily – with this it doesnt make a mess.

  108. Barbar August 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I think the Neater Feeder is one is one of the best inventions ever for our furry children. It keeps tge mess contained so it’s not all over the floor. This keeps us from getting upset with our pets. Kudos to the inventor.

  109. Rebecca Parsons August 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Amazing invention for feeding dogs.  I love the feature where the spill over water goes to a resevoir without ending up on the floor.  In my house it always ends up on the floor.

  110. Beth Jasinski August 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Very excited for this feeder. my dog just had 4 pupies and along with the 2 adults, this is going to be awesome to have! Save water/food and the hassle of cleaning non stop!

  111. Stephanie F. August 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I am a fan of anything that will help keep the looks cleaner.  We have 5 dogs plus fosters so I need all the help I can get!

  112. laurie August 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    this is a great product i could really use this

  113. Lily Kwan August 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    These pet feeders look very nice. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

  114. lennyg August 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Great review. Been trying to win this product in so many contests.  May have to surrender  and buy it.

  115. Christian Alejandro August 29, 2013 at 12:10 am - Reply

    This is very smart! I can see how effective the tall walls are. I'm a fan already.

  116. lisa August 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    That dog is so cute. I love it! This feeding dish is genius. I don't know what took so long for someone to come up with the idea.

    • Susan Bewley August 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Our dog is a stinker in front of a camera!

  117. mary ortiz August 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I read the review on this Neater Feeder and I am so excited about trying this for my dog. He is so spoiled I just have to get him this. I think he would love it. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

  118. Dorothy Dreyer September 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    What a great idea. We might be getting dogs again after being pet free for a couple years. I'll have to keep this in mind.

  119. Shannon April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    These are really nice, thank you for sharing your review.

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