It's no secret that eating too quickly can cause digestion and health issues as well as choking in dogs. Our lightweight melamine slow feeder bowls are brilliant enrichment toys that encourage your dog to eat more slowly, ward off stomach pains and post-dinner discomfort, and can help prevent health problems occurring later in life. As they are lightweight, they are also the perfect travel bowl for weekends and day trips away.
As well as being functional and dishwasher proof, our deep slow feeder bowl is perfect for larger dog breeds.
- PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
Size Weight Colour Material Diameter 22cm, Height: 7cm 256g Blue Melamine- Dishwasher proof
How does a slow feed bowl work?
Slow feed bowls (or anti-gulp bowls) are interactive feeding bowls designed with a plastic maze that creates obstructions between your dog’s food. This puzzle design prevents dogs from gulping down their food too quickly, instead encouraging them to push food around the bowl with their tongue to scoop it out.
How do I know when my dog needs a slow feeder?
There is no hard-and-fast rule as to whether your dog needs a slow feeder. In saying that, if they gobble down their food at an alarming rate, then that’s a pretty good indicator. It’s also worth noting that some breeds are more prone to bloating then others, so we’d recommend doing some research into whether your pet is particularly susceptible to health issues from fast eating. If so, this could be the product for you.
Why are slow feeding bowls beneficial for dogs?
There are several benefits to using slow feeding bowls to feed your dog. As the name suggests, these dog bowls encourage your dog eat more slowly by preventing them from taking large consecutive gulps.
Eager eaters also tend to inhale lots of air whilst gulping down their food, which can lead to bloating, discomfort, and not to mention excessive flatulence! The maze design not only encourages dogs to digest their food more slowly, but also inhale much less air.
Last but not least, they promote interactive feeding! Slow feeder bowls transform mealtimes into a mentally stimulating and rewarding game. The puzzle-like design encourages your pet to ‘figure out’ how to extract the food, which reduces boredom and alleviates stress. Not only do they stimulate your dog’s taste-buds, but their brains, too!
- WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
"I ordered the slow feeder and it was perfect. Such good quality and great service!"- Kayan, 27/02/21"After seeing Milo inhale his food each time, with it lasting on average 10 seconds, causing him to have mega hiccups, we decided it was time to invest. Having looked at multiple sites, I decided to get ours from Friends of Toby. Needless to say, his meals now last longer, and it takes him about 5 minutes to eat his meals. We love the slow feeder, and Milo enjoys it too as it is mentally stimulating along with filling him up with good grub!"- Milo, 12/08/21
- MESSAGE FROM THE BRAND
MESSAGE FROM OUR BE WELL AMBASSADOR, MAEVE
Hi, my name is Maeve and I'm so excited to be working in partnership with Friends of Toby. I'm a chartered human physiotherapist who specialises in animal physiotherapy. In addition to working with humans and animals, I am currently completing my masters research project on treatments of dogs and hydrotherapy.
I've owned dogs all my life and am a huge advocate of affordable, good quality products that keep your dog happy, healthy and improve their quality of life.
I love to keep myself and my dogs fit, happy and healthy and I can't wait to talk to you about some products from the Friends of Toby range I've handpicked and hope you'll love them as much as we do.