Zen and the Art of Dog

Does Your Dog Eat Too Fast? Check Out These Dog Slow Feeders

We don’t know much about our rescue dog Benji. He was found on the side of a highway in Colorado and brought to a local shelter with some minor abrasions on his muzzle and a cut on his paw. He was not microchipped so we don’t know if he was lost or abandoned. We can probably guess that he experienced some lean times.

When we first brought Benji home, he would eat voraciously. He would inhale bowls of dried dog food and lick the empty bowl. He would take a few chews of his rawhide and then attempt to swallow it whole.

This, unfortunately, led to a lot of gagging, regurgitating, and vomiting. Even when he could keep the food down, he had a hard time digesting which meant gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Here are some of the dog bowls for fast eaters we used to slow him down so he could actually ingest and digest his food properly.

JASGOOD Dog Feeder Slow Eating Pet Bowl

We like these types of bowls for dogs who eat too fast because it has so many sections and it really slows him down when eating his dried dog food. This is also top-rack dishwasher safe so easy to keep clean.

OurPets DuraPet Slow Feeder Dog Bowls

If you prefer non-plastic or if your dog will chew this bowl up, this stainless steel one is a nice option. It’s also dishwasher safe but it won’t slow them down as much as the plastic ones. You could also throw in a tennis ball or rubber ball to further slow them down.

OurPets IQ Treat Ball

This feeder ball is a nice option if you want your dog to get some exercise while eating. This would be great to get some puppy energy out. We wouldn’t recommend using this if you have kids because there might be dog food left on the floor. 

KONG – Wobbler – Interactive Treat Dispensing Dog Toy

The Kong is a perennial favorite for dog owners as they slow down your dog from wolfing down their treats or even dried dog food. If you’re going to be out of the house for a while, this might be a nice treat to throw into the crate with your dogs. You can even freeze these to really drag it out.

These are the best products for slowing down your dog’s eating. Let us know down in the comments what works for you!

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