Dog Bowl for Slow Eating
Wolfing down a bowl of food is very unhealthy, even though this is what dogs tend to do. This type of feeding can lead to a serious and potentially fatal condition called bloat. This is when too much gas, water or food matter gets trapped in your dog’s stomach, causing dangerous distension. It is a medical emergency, and your pet needs immediate attention if you notice swelling in the abdomen. Another symptom is trying to vomit, but nothing moves from the stomach.
There are a number of risk factors for this surprisingly common condition, which include the breed. Certain types of dogs, such as Akitas, boxers and German Shepherds, are more prone to develop this disorder. Eating a meal too quickly can predispose your dog to bloat, but, fortunately, this is something you can control.
Certain feeding bowl designs, such as the Kyjen Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder are designed to make your dog “work” for his meal, thus preventing him from eating too quickly. This dishwasher-safe bowl can hold up to two pounds of food. It is made without BPA, phthalates and PVC.