Dog Slow Feeder Bowls
eDog stocks a great range of dog slow feeder bowls to help you slow down your dog’s eating pace for better digestion and overall health. Eating too fast can be the source of a multitude of health issues for your dog, just like it can have adverse effects on us humans.
Our dog slow feeder bowls have been designed to help your pooch slow their food intake to help with concerns like overeating, bloating, and vomiting. The best part is slow feed bowls appeal to a dog’s innate sense of foraging and discovering food in the wild – from the comfort of their own backyard.
In addition to getting your dog slow feeder bowls to help them pace their eating, we also recommend chatting to your vet and monitoring their behaviour and activity levels throughout the day. Sometimes the intensity your dog might apply to their eating could result from not being mentally stimulated enough during the day. It is easy to overlook their mental stimulation since so much attention is placed on the dog's physical activity, but it is absolutely vital for their overall health and well-being.
It’s important for dogs to eat at a moderate pace, chew their food thoroughly, and allow themselves time to feel full to prevent overeating. That’s when getting your dog slow feeder bowls comes in handy to help you prevent your dog from eating too much.
If you have more than one canine companion, the competitiveness to get enough food might contribute to their fast-eating. Alternately, this behaviour might just be innate in your dog. Observing feeding times will help you understand their eating habits better to find the right support for them.
eDog has a great range of slow feed bowls for your dog in a wide variety of sizes and styles to help your pup.
What is a slow feeder dog bowl?
A slow feeder dog bowl is a bowl designed to release food slowly through mechanisms that encourage play and offer your dog an additional opportunity for a little mental stimulation.
They aren’t a replacement for other forms of mental stimulation and enrichment throughout the day, like toys and puzzles, even hiding treats around the yard for them to forage and “find”. They are, however, a great companion to help your dog if they are inhaling their food or suffering from common digestive issues like bloating, vomiting, and overeating.
Slow feeder bowls for dogs use a series of obstacles between where the food is stored and where it is dispensed, ensuring that your dog gets their well-deserved food. You might need to experiment with the right style of slow feeding bowl, but it can be worth it.
These bowls are typically made of plastic, ceramic, stainless steel, or a combination of these materials.
What are the benefits of using a slow feeder dog bowl?
There are many benefits to introducing your dog slow feeder bowls at certain mealtimes, especially if they’re a fast eater.
Dogs who eat too fast may swallow a lot of air along with their food, causing their stomach to expand and bloat. A slow feeder bowl encourages paced consumption, allowing them more time to chew, hopefully resulting in less air and bloating.
Chewing food is one of the first stages of the digestive system, and it’s critical to chew food properly. This helps break down the food, coats it in saliva, and makes the process of digestion once the food hits the stomach much more effective. It also saves any obstructions in the oesophagus. This can help reduce vomiting, bloating, and overeating.
Eating quickly can allow food intake to increase too, and the result of this can be unhealthy weight gain. The reason is that it takes longer for the signal of feeling full to be communicated between the digestive system and your dog’s brain. Eating slowly allows this communication to happen and gives your dog the opportunity to stop when they actually feel full – rather than feeling overfull after inhaling their food.
Moderating the pace and volume of your dog’s food intake is a small but critical part of their holistic wellbeing, especially if your dog is a breed that is more susceptible to being overweight. That’s why getting your dog slow feeder bowls to eat from can be a great way to address this concern.
Where can I buy a slow feeder dog bowl near me?
You can buy from a variety of dog slow feeder bowls online right here at eDog. We stock a great range of quality products for pooches because there’s nothing better than a healthy, happy canine companion.
We have an extensive selection of other products for dogs, including the adorable snuggle puppy, a great GPS dog tracking, so you always know where your dog is, a dog grooming kit to keep them looking and feeling fresh, and much, much more. We also stock a wide range of anti bark collars including, citronella dog collars, electric collars dogs, and even electric dog fence options if you’re looking for training tools to help modify your dog’s barking behaviour.
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