Slow Feed Dog Bowls - Helpful for Dogs that Gulp Their Food 

Got a dog that gulps his food or has a tendency to suffer from bloat?  Got two dogs that race each other to make sure they get to eat their fair share of food?  Dogs that gulp their food or eat like they're trying to win a race is not uncommon - and not necessarily only applicable to larger dogs.

Typically, dogs that gulp their food:

  • May reduce nutrient absorption from their food
  • Can feel hungry after they've eaten
  • Can eat so fast that they vomit their food
  • May be at risk of bloat

What is Bloat?

This is a term that is synonymous with the more scientific term 'Gastric Dilatation/Volvulus', a condition where the stomach can fill with air and become distended and, sometimes, twisted. This can be a fatal condition.

Risk factors for bloat:

  • High risk age group (large dogs and older than 5 years or ‘giant’ dogs and older than 3 years)
  • Deep, narrow chest compared with other dogs in the same breed
  • Having any first degree relative with history of GDV
  • Using a raised food bowl
  • Being a faster eater compared with other dogs

Slow Feed Bowl with KibbleSlow Feed Dog Bowls 

Slow-Feed dog bowls are bowls that are designed to slow your dog from gulping their food down.  They feature an obstruction in the bowl that makes dogs slow down naturally when they eat.

The Durapet range of stainless steel Slow-Feed Bowls have a raised obstruction in the bowl to prevent your dog from gulping food.  They are designed to specifically slow dogs down when they eat.

Durapet stainless steel bowls also have a bonded rubber ring on the base of this polished stainless bowl which gives your pet a noisless, skidless eating and drinking experience. This innovative range of bowls have extremely useful and practical features:

  • High quality, heavy-duty stainless construction
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • No skidding
  • No noise

Slow Feed BowlsAvailable in three sizes to suit all breeds:

Small

Medium

Large

 

You can buy slow food bowls online here.