It's really beautiful. My cat no longer needs to plop on her belly to eat. She's only 2.5yo, a healthy teen cat, I don't know if she needs a raised bowl but since I was looking for a new one and all the reviews said it's good so I indulge myself? Or my cat? Looks lovely in my kitchen. Like a nice blender you display on your kitchen benchtop, this one equals that. Nice cat feeding station displayed on the kitchen floor Anyway, my cat is eating from it so that's the main purpose fulfilled. Happy with the purchase.