Outward Hound Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Some dogs are prone to bloating more than others. And while it is easy to dismiss that this condition is nothing more than just another digestive upset, it can actually turn out deadly in the form of gastric torsion. There are many ways by which bloating can be prevented in dogs. One of the most effective so far is to help train your pet to eat slower. This is where the Outward Hound Fun Feeder can be exceptionally helpful.
The Fun Feeder is just like any other dog food bowl that is made from pet-safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free plastic. The bottom comes with a layer of non-skid material so you help keep your pet’s food right inside the bowl, eliminating spills and wastes.
But what actually separates the Fun Feeder from other types of dog food bowls is that the dish comes with raised patterns that help create partitions or sections within the bowl itself. For instance, there are Fun Feeders that come with a spiral design, concentric rings style, a maze type of pattern, and a flower-shaped pattern.
The whole idea is to provide breaks within the food bowl itself which will make your dog reposition itself so that it can access its food. This takes time which also increases the length of time that your dog will be eating. This helps dogs chew their food very well before attempting to get another bite.
According to Outward Hound, the Fun Feeder can slow down the rate of a dog’s finishing a meal by as much as 10 times. This helps prevent the introduction of air into their tummies, preventing bloat.
Large, deep-chested breeds of dogs are more prone to bloat, although almost any dog can develop bloat at any time. Replacing your dog’s food bowl with the Fun Feeder should do the trick.