I'm going to assume this is dry food. Missy gets lots of different foods, but there's always dry out. She never liked it in a dish, so I cut the top off an empty bag and I leave a fair amount in the bottom. She'll eat this, but it's a bit too much for me to explain how I feed her at the moment. When it gets low, I tip what remains into another container, put fresh in the bottom, and then put the older stuff on top of that. She seems happy. I think it's easier for them to pick up the pieces when it's a bit deeper. Have you ever thought what it must be like to have to eat with your mouth only. I believe there are party games where this is a fun thing. Yes!