The Loving Bowl was designed over-sized with a patented sloped modification incorporated into the backend of the bowl that benefits all breeds of dogs and cats. Originally, The Loving Bowl was designed for flat faced breeds who instinctively push the food up against the sides of the bowl to help with grasping the morsels of food. The over-sized feeding area provides an always exposed slope or ridge that now acts like a tool for your pet! They will quickly instinctively learn to push the food up on the ridge, allowing them to easily and successfully separate their food on the angled eating surface within The Loving Bowl itself. The results; reduced mess, reduced gas or bloating, no food getting in their face, no more taking the food out and putting it on the floor and reduced digestions issues. With a traditional pet bowl, we are forcing our pets to eat at a 90 degree angle downwards, this forces them to fight the effects of gravity while they eat and many animals eat quicker as a solution to this problem as the quick eat motions act like a shovel to get the food to the back of their mouth. With The Loving Bowl, they push their food to a more natural 45 degree angle and spend their time chewing their food rather than dealing with the struggles of eating from a traditional flat bowl. Finally, a bowl made for pets! It truly is like giving your pet a Knife & Fork!