Hey Mighty Paw Fam, Barbara here to tell you all about our new slow feeder bowl for dogs!
Just like its name suggests, it slows your dog's eating down because it's designed in a way that resembles a little obstacle course, except inside a bowl if that makes sense.
With that in mind, it's part of our non-slip, no-mess line of dog feeding accessories we designed to make your life easier and that of your dog's safer and more fulfilling!
For example, if your pup falls into the category of crazy speed-eaters, they're at risk of either throwing their food right back up or even worse, coming down with bloat, also known as GDV (Gastric Dilation Volvulus).
That's a condition where the stomach flips upon itself and cuts off your pup's blood flow to vital organs like the heart and the spleen. Without immediate medical attention from your vet, this often ends deadly.
While any dog has the potential to come down with bloat, the breeds who are most at risk for this are larger dogs with broad chests like:
- Great Danes
- German Shepherds
- Rhodesian Ridgebacks
- Irish Setters
- Irish Wolfhounds
- Saint Bernards
- Dobermans, and
- Basset Hounds
By the way, one more thing that helps prevent bloat in dogs is not to exercise them roughly an hour before and after meal time! Better safe than sorry, right?!
Besides making your pup's meals last longer, our slow feeder bowl also engages dogs mentally.
By asking them to think outside the box, so to speak, as far as eating their meals goes.
Rather than just inhaling their food, they now have to move their nose back and forth around the maze and sniff out every last bite.
Tip: Since your dog's powerful ability to smell is their strongest sense, this slow feeder dog bowl insert also works really nicely to mentally engage blind dogs at mealtime!
Introducing the Mighty Paw Slow Feeder: Benefits & Uses of a Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
100% safe for your dog
Our slow feeder is made of BPA-free, food-grade silicone which makes it 100% safe for your pup to eat out of!
Works on its own or in a bowl
You can either pair the slow feeder dog bowl insert with our medium stainless steel bowls, or you can use it on its own!
The benefit of adding it to a bowl is that your pup will be less likely to push it around if they're more on the enthusiastic side of things!
If you use the slow feeder dog bowl insert in combination with another food bowl, use the pull paw tab to easily remove it from the bowl it sits in.
Protect your pup's health
Slow feeder inserts for dog bowls come highly recommended by vets!
That's because they slow down gulpers which helps prevent the risk of choking, bloating, vomiting and obesity.
Interactive maze design
Our slow feeder bowl features an interactive maze design with 6 assymetrical waves.
That slows your pup's eating by 10x as they forage through them!
Additionally, your pup has to eat around the pull paw tab in the middle of the bowl.
Easy to clean
We designed our slow feeder bowl with stress-free, no mess cleaning in mind and made sure that it's dishwasher-safe!
Maybe you can even tech your pup a new trick and have them place the slow feeder into the dishwasher! ... If you do, puh-lease share it with us on social or via email and we'll send you a little treat reward for your pup!
Perfect for dogs of all sizes
Our slow feeder dog bowl insert holds 3 cups of dry, wet or raw dog food, is 2" tall and measures 7" in diameter.
That makes it the perfect size to fit into our medium stainless steel dog bowls!
Are you ready to slow your pup's eating with our Slow Feeder Bowl? Then click below to pick one up and/or combine it with our medium size, stainless steel dog bowls:
Barbara Rivers writes regularly for Mighty Paw. She is a blogger, raw feeder, former dog walker and maintains the blog K9s Over Coffee.