Here's a new (or new-to-me) product I spotted in my grocery's pet food aisle recently: the Omega Paw Portion Pacer. It is a stainless steel ball designed to help dogs slow down their eating when it is included in a bowl of food. Curious, I checked out the price.....$9.99. Then I remembered that a friend of mine had mentioned using a medium-sized rock, scrubbed and sanitized, in her dog's food bowl. Both would achieve the same result: a dog that has to work around the object taking up space in the food bowl. For dogs and breeds who 'wolf' their food, and especially those prone to bloat, this can be very useful. When given a choice, I'm all for the free item myself! How 'bout you?