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If your dog eats faster than Joey Chestnut, a slow feeding bowl may be in order.

Written by Beth Ann Mayer

— Medically reviewed by Dr. Michelle Diener

Updated January 20, 2022

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Testing four slow feeder bowls and mats in The Lab.

table of contents

  • Our favorite slow feeders
  • Why you should trust our reviews
  • How we picked
  • At first glance
  • How we tested these products
  • What else should pet parents consider?
  • Frequently asked questions

A slow feed dog bowl does precisely what the name implies: It gives your dog portions of food at a time so they can’t inhale their meal. There are many reasons why it’s a good idea for dog owners to invest in a slow feeder bowl, including digestion and your doggie’s penchant for stealing another pet’s food after inhaling their own.

There are plenty of options on the market, from high-quality stainless steel bowls to brightly-colored lick mats. Some come in varying heights and different shapes. Which one is best for your dog?

We went digging. We reviewed these feeders ourselves using the following criteria: how fast a dog ate out of the slow feeder bowl, durability, safety, ease of cleaning, assembly, and packaging.

Slow feeders we loved

  • The best for daily meals:Neater Raised Slow Feeder
  • Most durable:Dogit Dog Bowl Slow Feeder
  • The best for treats:Paw 5 Wooly Snuffle Mat
  • Our wet food pick:HUSUKU Bone-Shaped Dog Licking Mat

The best for daily meals

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This slow feeder slows dogs down during mealtimes by dividing food into egg-shaped compartments. Pet parents have fun and practical options — they can choose from various sizes and colors.

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Neater Raised Slow Feeder Bowl is accessible for large and small dogs. It boasts two elevations so that you can adjust to your dog’s height. The small pockets slow your dog’s eating down, but they can hold up to 6 cups of food, making them a good option for large dogs, too.

  • “Time to eat” test. The egg-shaped grooves did the trick. Our team’s dog spent 60 seconds eating ¼ cup of dry food out of this slow feed dog bowl.
  • Durability. Our editorial team was a bit worried about the durability of the Neater Raised Slow Feeder. The plastic parts feel like they may break over time. They were also concerned pet parents may accidentally lose some of the parts during or after cleaning.
  • Safety. You’ll want to keep an eye on your furry family member when they eat out of this feeder. Some of the rubber grips from the anti-slip feet could come off, and your pet may consider them part of their meal.
  • Cleaning. Good news for busy pet parents: This slow feeder cleans well in a dishwasher.
  • Assembly. The instructions that came with the bowl were a little confusing. But once we figured it out, it was like a light switch went off. It only took five minutes total to assemble, even with the initial snafus.
  • Packaging. The feeder came with instructions but not with a bag. Unfortunately, it was a little dirty from the cardboard box when our team got it. At least it’s dishwasher safe.

What our vet thinks

Dr. Diener says this clever bowl can hold up to 6 cups of food at a time, making it ideal for larger breeds who need bigger meals. She likes that it comes in different colors, giving pet parents options. Neater has made cleaning fuss-free — the bowl is dishwasher safe.

Most durable

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This slow feeding dog bowl starts at less than $10, and it’s made of durable, high-quality plastic and rubber materials that can outlast even the most active eaters.

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Dogit’s Dog Bowl Feeder is durable, affordable, and even travels well, making it a good choice for road-tripping pet parents. Dogit also scores some style points by offering many colors: Black, white, pink, and blue. It’s even offered in four different sizes so small, medium, and large dogs can use this bowl.

  • “Time to eat” test. It took our team’s dog 32 seconds to finish a ¼ cup of their food. That’s slower than a regular dog food bowl, but not by much.
  • Durability. Dogit’s slow feeder is something pet parents can count on to last a while. It’s made of heavy-duty plastic and rubber materials.
  • Safety. This slow feeder is very safe. The materials are all BPA- and PVC-free, and the durable parts stay put, reducing swallow risks. The rubber prevents the bowl from sliding all over the place.
  • Cleaning. You can put this bowl in the dishwasher and feel confident it will get squeaky clean.
  • Assembly. This no-fuss bowl doesn’t require assembly.
  • Packaging. The bright red and yellow packaging stands out but isn’t exactly stylish. But it did its job to protect the bowl and instructions that came with it.

What our vet thinks

Dr. Diener loves recommending the Dogit Bowl because it’s effective, durable, and boasts a convenient anti-skid base. “This slow feeder bowl is of good quality and truly works to slow down pets that are fast eaters,” she says. She also points out that it’s dishwasher safe, and dogs of all sizes can use it, from small pooches to larger ones. The only drawback is that it’s only for pups —if you wanted to get one for a quick-eating kitty, you’d have to look elsewhere.

The best for treats

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If your pet is craving a foraging adventure, but you need a Netflix binge, this creative mat is a healthy compromise. Paw 5 designed it to take your dog on a hunt for tasty treats.

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Paw 5’s Wooly Snuffle Mat is an engaging, sustainable, fuzzy feeder designed to play on your pup’s hunter instincts. It’s a fun bowl alternative. Hide their favorite bacon or peanut butter-flavored treats in the mat and let your doggie have as much fun finding it as they do eating it.

  • “Time to eat” test. This feeder slowed our team’s dog down the most. They clocked in at 2 minutes and 35 seconds to eat a ¼ cup of food. It may be too frustrating for a dog to eat daily meals out of it, but it’s perfect for a treat hunt.
  • Durability. The fabric material may wear down over time.
  • Safety. The materials are generally safe with supervision, but this mat is best for low chewers. If your pup has consumed stuffed toys you’ve bought in the past, you may want to steer clear of this product. They may accidentally gnaw off pieces of fabric.
  • Cleaning. You can put the mat through the washer and dryer. Just take care not to use any detergents that irritate your pup’s skin.
  • Assembly. There’s no assembly required —just unroll the mat and let your dog go to town.
  • Packaging. The Wooly Snuffle Mat comes rolled up with easy-to-follow instructions on using and cleaning it.

What our vet thinks

Dr. Diener loves how simple it is to clean the Paw 5 Wooly Snuffle Mat in the washing machine. People with rabbits and cats can also purchase one for them, so they don’t miss out on the foraging fun. But she doesn’t recommend it for powerful chewers. “They can shred the mat into pieces, which can lead to a gastrointestinal obstruction,” she says.

Our wet food pick

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Some dogs like wet food in addition to kibble. Others crave an occasional peanut butter treat. (Who doesn’t, really?) This brightly-colored lick mat is shaped like a bone and offers the perfect plate.

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The Bone-Shaped Dog Licking Mats from HUSUKU work for both dogs and cats and are ideal for a wet meal or treat. The fun colors (green or yellow) are stylish, and the ability to “lick” the food up can help soothe anxiety.

  • “Time to eat” test. It took our team’s dog 34 seconds to eat a ¼ cup of food off this mat, but it was dry food. Wet food or peanut butter may take longer.
  • Durability. These mats are made of food-grade silicone but are a tad flimsy and may not withstand years of washes.
  • Safety. Pet parents can rest assured their dogs will swallow their food rather than the product’s parts when using these slow feeder mats. It’s made of non-toxic materials.
  • Cleaning. You can throw this mat in the dishwasher or wash it by hand using pet-safe soap.
  • Assembly. Just unpack it, and it’s ready to go.
  • Packaging. These mats came as a pack of two. The packaging was simple but effective — the bag kept the products clean.

What our vet thinks

Dr. Diener likes that dogs and cats can treat themselves off these versatile lick mats. But it’s not the best choice for larger dogs. “[The lick mat] holds a maximum of 2 cups, so it would not work well for large or giant breed dogs that need 3 to 4 cups or more per serving,” Dr. Diener says.

Our research process

Why you should trust our reviews | How we picked | At first glance | How we tested these products | Honorable mentions | What else should pet parents consider? | Frequently asked questions

Why you should trust our reviews

  • Dr. Michelle Diener helped us formulate this list — Dr. Diener evaluated each bowl or mat for safe materials and gave us her honest thoughts on each slow feeder.
  • We ordered and paid for these products — None of these products were sponsored or gifted to us by brands. Our team used resources to purchase the slow feeders ourselves. Paying for the products allowed us to give you authentic and objective reviews on each one.
  • We trialed and tested these products in The Lab — We wanted to recommend products we would use on our own dog. Our editorial team reviewed these products with a little help from our dog in The Lab so we could give you the real deal.
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How we picked

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Our dog happily “testing” the Neater Slow Feeder.

We reviewed popular slow feeder bowls and mats on the internet and marketplaces such as Amazon and Chewy to choose the products on this list. We looked for products that were in stock. Then, we trimmed down our list. Our biggest priorities at first were to find safe, durable products. We also steered clear of slow feeders that had poor reviews.

We know how much you love your pets and want them to stay healthy and happy. We reviewed and tested the products to ensure they were safe for your pups to eat out of and lick to their little heart’s content.

We liked and disliked elements about each one. The best slow feed dog bowl for your pet depends on how you’re looking to use it — for regular meals or treats. Learn more about each of the six criteria we graded these slow feeders against below.

At first glance

On paper, here’s a glance at how the products stack up against each other.

Product Price* Different colors Size options Returns
Neater Raised Slow Feeder $24.99 - $34.99 4 3 Free
Dogit Dog Bowl Slow Feeder $8.29 - $21.84 4 4 Free
Paw 5 Wooly Snuffle Mat $33.57 None None Free
HUSUKU Bone-Shaped Dog Licking Mat $9.59 None None Free

*Price on Amazon or Chewy at the time of our review

How we tested these products

We worked with our vet and the editorial team in The Lab to determine the most important criteria for evaluating slow feed dog bowls. We factored in the following six qualities when choosing and ranking the products and even had a dog chime in.

  • “Time to eat” test. We tested how long it took our dog to eat ¼ cup of dry food out of each of these slow feeders. The dog was a 1-year-old, female golden retriever that tends to eat pretty quickly.
  • Durability. If you and your pup love a feeder, you want it to last a while. We assessed the materials for how well they could withstand daily feedings and regular cleanings.
  • Safety. Safety is a top priority for pet parents — your dog is your best friend, after all. We kept our eyes peeled for toxic ingredients, as well as materials dogs could easily chew off and swallow.
  • Cleaning. Pet parents and dogs have places to go, things to sniff. You don’t want to spend hours doing dishes, so we clued you into which ones were dishwasher (or dryer) safe.
  • Assembly. How easy is the product to put together? We tried it ourselves. Many didn’t require any assembly.
  • Packaging. A good bag or box keeps a product clean and intact throughout its journey from a warehouse to your doorstep.

Honorable mentions

There were two popular slow feeders we didn’t get to test because they were out of stock at the time of our review.

  • Mr. Peanut’s Slow Feed Stainless Steel Dog Bowl. This slow feed dog bowl’s unique design has a dog has to “chase” their meal, slowing down feedings. We love it for large dogs. Dr. Diener was concerned about reports of rusting, so keep an eye out for that if you buy this bowl.
  • Outward Hound Fun Slow Feeder Bowl. Pet parents rave about these fun, dishwasher-safe feeder bowls. It comes in numerous colors and unique designs, including a purple flower-shaped bowl and a mint-hued option with wave-shaped wedges.

What else should pet parents consider?

Does your dog need a slow feeder?

Most dogs can eat from a slow feeder. They’re a great way to slow down feeds. Some double as puzzle feeders and boast unique or simple designs. They make feeding time fun by having your dog “hunt” or “chase” food.

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Fast eaters may particularly benefit from a slow feed dog bowl. Eating too fast can cause a range of tummy issues, from uncomfortable-but-harmless flatulence to gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) or bloat. GDV can be fatal and occurs when a stomach expands, twists onto itself, and restricts blood flow to the heart. Slowing down a feed can help reduce the risks of these issues.

👉 Eating too fast can make a dog burp, have flatulence, or have other more concerning gastrointestinal issues, like bloat.

Slow feeding bowls are great for pretty much any dog

Slow feed bowls are designed to force your dog to slow down when they eat. Some are literal games; others have bumps and ridges inside them that separate food and make your dog work for their meal.

They help protect your dog’s digestive health — The most important benefit of eating slowly is that it helps reduce the load on your pooch’s digestive system and improve their overall health. Gastrointestinal problems in dogs are incredibly common, and they happen for a lot of different reasons. Using a slow feed bowl is a simple step you can take to help alleviate — or even prevent — those types of health conditions down the road.

They can help fix resource guarding — Slow feed bowls help to curb a carnal instinct called resource guarding, which is when insecure dogs protect their food by barking, biting, or staring. Slow feed bowls can help distract dogs and even fix the problem altogether. All dogs are different, but our team’s seen pretty good results. Consult your vet or behavioral specialist if your dog has this issue.

They help prevent stealing — If your dog loves to inhale their food and then go steal food from other pets, your entire crew will benefit from a slow feed bowl.

What to look for when you shop

Here’s what pet parents should consider when deciding which slow feed bowl is right for their pup.

Think about size — Larger dogs need larger bowls. Raised feeders are super helpful for large and medium-sized breeds because they help reduce neck strain and the risk of bloat. (You can also put a regular bowl on a stand, of course.)

Think about the snout — Dogs with short snouts, like pugs and other brachycephalic breeds, can have a harder time fishing kibble out shallow bowls with lots of knobs.

Think about your dog’s habits — If your dog loves to shred things, invest in a rugged-built bowl. If your dog likes to move their bowl around or tip it over, get a bowl with a non-slip base, like Dogit’s slow feeder.

The risk of canine bloat

Gulping dogs swallow air along with their food. This can cause an upset stomach, gas, or vomiting. It even puts them at risk for a serious condition called canine bloat.

This bloating happens when a dog’s stomach is filled with air, causing the abdomen to twist. That can result in hypovolemic shock and even death.

Though bloating can happen to dogs of any breed and size, large or giant-sized breeds have a higher risk of canine bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). Canine bloat is most common in purebred dogs, though mixed breeds can also suffer. These higher-risk breeds tend to have narrow, deep chests. Here are the dog breeds at high risk of canine bloat:

  • German shepherds
  • Great Danes (have the highest incidence of GDV compared to other breeds)
  • Boxers
  • Weimaraners
  • Irish setters
  • Doberman pinschers
  • Standard poodles
  • Basset hounds
  • Saint Bernards
  • Gordon setter
  • Irish wolfhound
  • Newfoundland
  • Akita
  • Collie
  • Rottweiler
  • Bernese mountain dog
  • Mastiff

If your dog is obese, using a slow feed bowl can help them lose weight, as the portion control will make them feel full even as they eat slowly. Some dogs, particularly puppies, benefit from the workout needed to get their food.

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Frequently asked questions

Which slow feeder is best for dogs?

It depends on what you and your pet are looking for in a slow feeder. Some are better for dry food. Others are great for wet food or treats. Our vet and editorial team felt the Neater Raised Slow Feeder and Dogit Dog Bowl Slow Feeder were the best slow feeder dog bowls for dry food. The Paw 5 Wooly Snuffle Mat was a great option for tiny treats, and the Bone-Shaped Licking Mat was a win for wet food, including peanut butter.

When should a dog use a slow feeder?

Generally, any dog can use a slow feeder. But they’re great for dogs who eat too fast, steal other pets’ food, and have issues with resource guarding.

Is a slow feeder good for dogs?

Slow feeders can be great additions to a dog’s meal or treat time, as long as they contain safe, non-toxic materials a dog can’t bite off and swallow. You’ll want to consider your dog when choosing a slow feeder. Large dogs will need elevated bowls, while pups with short snouts, including pugs, find it challenging to get the kibble out of shallow bowls with several knobs.

What can I put in my dog’s food bowl to slow them down?

Not ready to spring for a slow feed dog bowl? You can try some DIY methods. The American Kennel Club (AKC) suggests putting large toys, like tennis balls or dividing food in a muffin tin to help your pup pace themselves.

FAQs

What is best slow feeder? ›

Final Verdict. The Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Bowl (view at Chewy) is our overall best pick because it will suit most dog's needs, holding enough food to provide them with a complete meal, while also featuring a challenging enough design to slow them down while they eat.

Do vets recommend slow feeder? ›

Slow feeders are good for dogs because they slow down the rate at which dogs can eat their food. Slow feeders make it impossible for dogs to gulp down food, which lessens the amount of air they take in with their food. This reduces the risk of the dog choking, vomiting, or getting bloat.

Which Outward Hound bowl is the hardest? ›

Each design sets a different difficulty. The Purple/Flower bowl is rated to be the easiest difficulty level, the Teal/Drop is of medium difficulty and the Orange/Coral is the most difficult.

Is a slow feeder bowl good for a puppy? ›

Prevents Vomiting

A slow feeder dog bowl prevents most dogs from vomiting and this is due to the fact of smaller portions sizes of food being consumed at a time. This allows the food to digest more effectively.

What makes a good slow feeder dog bowl? ›

A slow feeder dog bowl is a food bowl for dogs that's designed specially to slow dogs down while they're eating so they can't bolt their food, and to make meal times longer and more interesting. Most feature an raised pattern inside the bowl, which dogs must eat around, thus slowing them down.

What can I put in my dog's bowl to slow down eating? ›

Add up to half an inch of water – less for smaller dogs - to their kibble in a bowl. It will look like a “kibble cereal” (using water instead of milk). The water will cause your dog to slow down, since they will likely drink some water first and then chew the moistened food.

Can you put wet food in a slow feeder bowl? ›

The Slow Feeder Dog Bowl can be used as either a dog water or food bowl, and is suitable for wet or dry food.

How do you know if your dog needs a slow feeder? ›

If you have noticed your pet scarfing down their food at record speeds, it may be time to consider a slow feeder bowl. "The ridges and barriers in a slow feeder create a bit more work for your pup at meal time, as the food is a bit harder to access as quickly," explains Dr.

Do slow feeders prevent bloat? ›

One of the best preventative measures you can take to prevent dog bloat is to give dog food in a slow feeder dog bowl at mealtimes. Fast-eating pups that gobble up their meals in one breath are at high risk for bloat and other digestive issues. A slow feeder with a non-slip base can prevent that.

Are slow feeders good for pitbulls? ›

Avoiding the risk of bloat and other digestive issues is a real benefit of slow feeder bowls for dogs. Slow feeders have ridges, pockets, raised centers, and other design elements compared to a regular open bowl. The purpose of these elements is to direct feeding into smaller bites.

Are slow feeders good for all dogs? ›

Slow feeders won't work for any dogs that are picky eaters and aren't necessarily motivated by food. Your dog could go hungry and really should only eat from regular bowls. If you have a large dog, opt for the large and sturdy bowls and the smaller bowls for the smaller dogs.

Can French bulldogs use slow feeder bowls? ›

A slow bowl is great as it forces your French Bulldog to work around the bowl and gives them time to chew and digest — and not inhale their food.

Are anti gulp bowls good? ›

Specially designed slow feeder bowls or anti-gulp bowls, can encourage the greediest of dogs to eat at a slower pace by making them forage around the bowl for their food. This in turn reduces the risk of bloating and generally improves your dog's gut health. dogs at mealtimes for up to 10 x longer than standard bowls!

Should dogs eat out of elevated bowls? ›

As mentioned, elevated bowls are a great fit for any dogs that struggle with mobility issues. Having your dog's bowl higher off the ground puts less strain on your dog's neck. So if your dog is older or struggles with joint or bone issues, elevated bowls are a great way to make them comfortable when they eat.

How high should a dog's bowl be? ›

Your dog should be able to eat without lowering her neck or stretching upwards. The top of a dog food bowl at the correct height should be about level with the lower part of your dog's chest.

Can you use slow feeder with raw food? ›

A stainless steel water bowl partners well with the BPA, toxin-free puzzle bowl that sits next to it. Both bowls are easy to clean and food-safe for your pet's health. The slow feed bowl will hold wet food, dry food, or raw food.

What happens if dogs eat too fast? ›

Second, eating quickly increases the risk of a serious medical condition called bloat. Bloat (formally known as gastric dilatation-volvulus or “GDV”) occurs when the stomach (or intestines) expands and may twist within the abdomen. This is immediately life threatening, and dogs will go into shock very quickly.

Why does my dog eat so fast? ›

Some dogs eat so fast, mostly out of habit and as a survival instinct. If your pup has always been a fast eater, there is little to worry about. But, you should consider solutions such as slow feeders to get Fido to eat more slowly to avoid gagging, vomiting, gastric dilatation-volvulus, or worse, choking.

Do slow feeder bowls help with food aggression? ›

1. Purchase a slow-eat bowl. These bowls have various compartments so the dog has to move around the bowl to get to all of the food. There are many varieties and sizes available at your local pet store that are proven to help slow down aggressive eaters.

Why do dogs eat grass? ›

Dogs need roughage in their diets and grass is a good source of fiber. A lack of roughage affects the dog's ability to digest food and pass stool, so grass may actually help their bodily functions run more smoothly.

Is watermelon OK for dogs? ›

The answer is yes, with a couple of precautions. First, seeds could cause an intestinal blockage, so make sure you remove them. It's also a good idea to remove the rind because it can cause gastrointestinal upset.

Is it safe to wash pet dishes with human dishes? ›

If your dog's dishes are cleaned regularly, you can wash them in the same load as your other dishes without concern of cross-contamination, she says. But if the idea of stacking your dog's bowl next to your casserole dish makes you uncomfortable even if you have healthy pets, run them through by themselves.

Do dog slow feeders work with wet food? ›

CAN I PUT WET DOG FOOD IN MY SLOW FEEDER? Yes, you can put wet food in your dog's slow feeder bowl — just be sure to clean it before each meal.

Why do dog bowls have spikes? ›

Slower eating is best for a pet's digestion. Dexas created the Slow Feeder wellness bowl with a silicone food bowl with a pattern of “soft spikes” that create the need to seek and forage for food, slowing the eating process and aiding digestion.

What type of dogs need slow feeders? ›

Some dogs that are especially prone to bloating are Boxers, Setters, and Great Danes. If you notice this happening in your dog, a slow feeder bowl could be a great way to improve their health and decrease their bloat.

How fast is too fast for your dog to eat? ›

What is this? If a large breed puppy like a Husky can finish 2 cups of food in a minute or less, that's too fast. If a small breed puppy can finish 1/2 cup of food in less than 45 seconds, that's too fast. If you can't hear or see your puppy chewing, they're probably eating too fast.

Do slow feeders help dogs lose weight? ›

Besides reducing the risk of serious conditions like dog bloat, there are other benefits of using a slow feeder food bowl too. First of all, it can help your dog lose weight. When your dog slows down their eating pace instead of gulping everything down, they'll chew more.

How do you use a slow feeder bowl? ›

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What causes dog stomach bloating? ›

The bloat occurs due to gas being trapped in the stomach area and thus begins to expand painfully, restricting blood flow and preventing digestion. There is no agreed-upon single cause for GDV. Even so, it is generally thought to be caused by swallowing excessive air and heavy exercise after a large meal.

Can dogs see colors? ›

Dogs possess only two types of cones and can only discern blue and yellow - this limited color perception is called dichromatic vision.

Are ceramic dog bowls safe? ›

Ceramic bowls are a fairly safe choice, as long as you do your due diligence before purchasing. Ceramic bowls are coated in a glaze, so make sure that the glaze is lead-free and the bowl is certified for food use. Otherwise, this is a good option for a dog bowl, as long as your pooch isn't a rough and rowdy eater.

Are puzzle feeders good for dogs? ›

Are puzzle feeders good for dogs? Puzzle feeders are very good for dogs. They slow down food consumption and provide your dog with mental stimulation which enhances their emotional wellbeing and prevents boredom & anxiety.

Do slow feeders provide mental stimulation for dogs? ›

Slow feeder bowls are a great way to provide mental enrichment for dogs, as they have to use their problem-solving skills to figure out how to access the food.

Why are puzzle bowls good for dogs? ›

Nina Ottosson Treat Puzzle Games fight boredom, help reduce destructive behaviors & exercise your dog's mind. Use the Wobble Bowl as a puzzle game to provide fun physical and mental stimulation. Or use the Wobble Bowl as a slow feeder to slow your dog's eating pace and prevent bloat and indigestion.

What is the best feeding bowl for a French Bulldog? ›

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Should I get my Frenchie a slow feeder? ›

Benefits Of Using Slow Feeder Frenchie Bowls

The dog's digestive tract will become stronger due to the slow feeder. Because of their rapid eating style, French Bulldogs frequently experience gas and bloating. If you slow down their eating pace, you will notice an improvement for the better in their digestive tract.

Are slow feeder bowls good for cats? ›

Q: Are slow feeder bowls good for cats? A: Yes, slow feeder bowls stop your cat from gulping down their entire bowl of food quickly, minimizing the risk of overeating, vomiting, bloating, and indigestion. They also add mental stimulation and fun to your cat's feeding time.

How much food should I feed my dog? ›

What are Dog Feeding Charts?
Adult Dog Size (lbs)Dry Food Feeding Amount (Cups)
26 to 502 to 2-2/3
51 to 752-2/3 to 3-1/3
76 to 1003-1/3 to 4-1/4
100+4-1/4 plus 1/4 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs
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Are slow feeders dishwasher safe? ›

Easy To Clean- Our bowl is dishwasher safe so it's easy to care for in between meals.

Are tilted dog bowls better? ›

A slanted bowl prevents food sticking around the bottom rim of conventional bowl where dog/cat can't get it. What's more, it enabled your cat / dog to eat easier as the bowl is on an slanted angle, aiding your pet's digestion in the process.

Should Labradors have raised bowls? ›

Eating out of elevated dog bowls will help improve your large dog's posture and digestion. Using elevated bowls also helps keep debris out of your dog's food and water, and it helps prevent spillage. This is especially useful if you have a pup who thinks it's fun to splash around in the water bowl.

Do elevated dog bowls help with digestion? ›

Keep Dogs From Lying Down While Eating

When they lay down, this is putting them in a more relaxed position to eat. Laying down and eating can cause problems with digestion. By elevating your dog's bowls, you will allow your dogs to be in a more comfortable position that will help with digestion.

Do elevated dog bowls cause bloat? ›

According to the study, “approximately 20 and 52% of cases of GDV (bloat) among the large breed and giant breed dogs, respectively, were attributed to having a raised feed bowl.” This is a very alarming conclusion, and if true, would be strong reason to avoid the use of elevated feeders in large and giant breed dogs.

Where should I put my dogs food bowl? ›

We recommend putting his food bowl near his water bowl, which should always be there, cleaned often and filled with fresh water.

Can you put wet food in a slow feeder bowl? ›

The Slow Feeder Dog Bowl can be used as either a dog water or food bowl, and is suitable for wet or dry food.

Are slow feeders safe for horses? ›

In general, slow hay feeders are not bad for horses' teeth, as long as the slow feeder design doesn't include a steel/metal grate. Feeders that do seem to have a higher risk of causing equine dental damage are those which include steel grates or other metal elements between horses' mouths and their hay.

Are Slow hay feeders good for horses? ›

Using slow feeders for horses like the GutzBusta® Slow Feeding Hay Nets has been linked to a lot of benefits including improvements in horses' physical and mental health. It aids in reducing obesity, colic, and insulin resistance, and promotes constant chewing, reducing the risk of stomach ulcers.

Why are slow feeders good for horses? ›

As their name suggests, they slow down the rate of consumption by providing hay through small openings. When slow feeders are kept full, they allow the horse to graze whenever he wants, thereby encouraging the horse to eat less and still have free access to forage."

How do I know if my dog needs a slow feeder? ›

If you have noticed your pet scarfing down their food at record speeds, it may be time to consider a slow feeder bowl. "The ridges and barriers in a slow feeder create a bit more work for your pup at meal time, as the food is a bit harder to access as quickly," explains Dr.

Are slow feeders good for all dogs? ›

Slow feeders won't work for any dogs that are picky eaters and aren't necessarily motivated by food. Your dog could go hungry and really should only eat from regular bowls. If you have a large dog, opt for the large and sturdy bowls and the smaller bowls for the smaller dogs.

Can you use slow feeder with raw food? ›

A stainless steel water bowl partners well with the BPA, toxin-free puzzle bowl that sits next to it. Both bowls are easy to clean and food-safe for your pet's health. The slow feed bowl will hold wet food, dry food, or raw food.

Should horses eat hay off the ground? ›

Ideally, we should feed horses from the floor or from a ground-level manger wherever possible, because this allows them to eat with their heads down, and use their neck and back correctly. This will mimic their natural grazing behaviour and also reduce the risk of frustration.

How much should a horse be fed per day? ›

Typically, a horse consumes 1.5-2.5% of his body weight in food per day. Say, for example, you have a horse that weighs 1,100 pounds. The math is simple (I promise!): 1100 x 1.5% = 16.5 lb of food/day.

How many pounds of hay a day for a horse? ›

Measure feed accurately and feed consistently

The average thousand-pound horse who relies on hay for all their forage typically eats fifteen to twenty pounds of hay per day.

Why does my horse eat so fast? ›

Some horses eat their feed very quickly, "bolting" down their meals. This may simply be their normal behavior, or it may have developed in response to living conditions. Horses that compete for feed in a herd often learn to eat fast in a competitive setting.

How high should a horse feeder be? ›

Your hay rack can be hung about 4.5 to 5 feet off the ground, or where the bottom of the hay rack is about level with where the horse's neck ties into the shoulder. The horse should be able to hold his head in a natural position and reach the hay rack. The horse should not have to reach up to get hay.

Are feed bags good for horses? ›

Feed bags are an easy way to deliver the proper portion of grain or other horse food to horses that are living in a herd- since feed bags prevent bossy horses from stealing other horse's food. Most horse feed bags have a mesh panel or grommet holes to allow the horse to breathe freely while the bag is being worn.

How do you slow down a horse that eats too fast? ›

Slow-feeder hay nets. Instead of just piling the horse's hay in front of him, owners can put the hay supply into a slow-feeder net made of heavy cord or twine. The openings in the net are much smaller than in standard hay nets, and the horse can pull out only a few wisps of hay with each bite.

How do I get my horse to eat slower? ›

Simply adding large rocks to the feed bucket will force the horse to eat more slowly. The rocks should be large in size to prevent the horse from swallowing them. Another solution may be to offer the horse the hay portion of its diet prior to feeding grain.

How do you hang a slow feed hay net? ›

Filling and Hanging a Slow Feed Hay Net - YouTube

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