What We Tried
We started with 2PET Slowly Bowly
and it was great for couple months while Cheepsus was still a small puppy and amount of food he ate was around 2 cups per meal. However once we switched to 2 meals a day and increased his daily food allowance, the bowl became too small and we had to upgrade to Slow Feeder Dog Bowl by Outward Hound
. The very first time when he tried 2PET Slowly Bowly
it took him more than 20 minutes to finish his food, but with each day he got better, learned bowl’s pattern and now it takes him around 6 minutes to finish his meal.
Of course, there are other options how to slow down your dog. If you are feeding your dog on kibble, then you could lay their food portion on a baking tray. This will take some time for them to eat the food as they will have to lick it all. The other option is to use bigger stones that you could throw into their bowl together with kibble. If you bring stones from outside – don’t forget to wash before using.
Moreover, your dog won’t get as messy as they would eating from a regular bowl. Just like Cheepsus after his work on comparison video.