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Because eating too fast can sometimes lead to health issues, Westello's Slow Feeder Travel Bowl can help keep your dog healthy and active! This intricately designed food bowl has separators on the bottom - commonly referred to as a "maze" design - that makes them work around their food thus slowing food consumption.
The Slow Feeder Travel Bowls for dogs is designed to slow your pet dogs who are enthusiastic eaters. Made in a travel size to recreate the same experience as other slow feeders, this is the ideal bowl for dogs eating on-the-go.
"Wolfing Down" and The Risks of Bloating
Some dogs, either because of their background, current living conditions, health or personal characteristic, will eat their dog food rapidly. This behavior is referred to as “wolfing down” food by some pet owners, and is often remarked upon as appearing as though the dog is swallowing its food without tasting or chewing it – or “gulping” it down. This is, in fact, pretty much what is happening. As the dog “wolfs down” its food, it is also swallowing large amounts of air.
What follows is a stomach full of unchewed food and excess air, resulting in a condition called gastric dilatation and volvulus syndrome (GDV), more commonly referred to as bloat. Besides the obvious distended belly, dogs suffering from bloat will often have symptoms of troubled breathing, rapid heartbeat, pain in the abdomen (on touch), drooling and collapse. This is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate medical attention. Bloat is most often seen in large, deep-chested breeds of dogs, such as Great Danes, German Shepherds, and Standard Poodles.
The bowl is designed for dogs to reach with their tongue to get the food hidden inside this feeder. It makes them work for their food while slowing them down, helping to reduce ingestion speed along with the risk of bloating and weight issues.
The Innovative Design Behind the Bowl
The Slow Feeder Bowl assists in prevention of canine obesity and other ailments:
Slow Feeder Bowl for dogs by Westello is an intricately designed feeding bowl with a "maze" design bottom that slows dogs down as they eat. This is intended to prevent speed eating that may cause various ailments to your pets. Some of these are choking, vomiting, gastrointestinal discomfort and food bloat. With an added carabiner and collapsible wall feature, this bowl serves as a convenient option to feeding your furry best friend wherever you go.
Which Dogs Will Benefit from A Slow Feeder Travel Bowl?
Westello's Slow Feeder Travel Bowls are ideal for dogs that:
Are prone to bloat. Bloat is the twisting or swelling of a dog’s stomach due to eating too fast (or several other reasons). This can reduce blood flow to the heart, put pressure on other organs, or even tear the stomach. It is potentially fatal, and it’s frighteningly common. All dogs can get bloat, but it’s especially common in large, deep-chested dogs like Boxers, Setters, and Great Danes.Eat so fast that they throw up. Some dogs are so eager to eat! For pups that vomit after eating due to the sheer speed of their gobbling, slowing them down with the Slow Feeder Bowl will save their stomachs from pain and your carpets from stains. Generally, because dogs "wolf down" their meals they inhale a bunch of air along with their food which causing vomiting.
Could do with more challenge in their lives. A simple slow feeding dog bowl will give these dogs a bit more challenge without discouraging them from eating altogether. Slow Feeder Bowls are a great way to have dogs more engaged in their eating and also serves as an introduction to puzzle feeders.
Are in training for resource guarding. Working with a trainer any time you’re trying to fix your dog’s resource guarding is very important. Our Slow Feeder Bowl will give you more time per meal to work on counter-conditioning and desensitization to help treat your dog’s resource guarding.
Steal food at mealtime. If your beloved pup likes to inhale his food and then rush over to steal their pup-friend's food, everyone will benefit from slowing down. Many owners will use a slow feeder to keep a food thief from stealing from others.
Are always on the go. If your best friend is also your #1 travel buddy, you'll benefit from having a convenient Slow Feeder Travel Bowl that you can bring anywhere. Lightweight, this bowl is fitting for short walks to the park and long travels.
This model is good for dogs who are easily discouraged, have short noses, or otherwise need an extra-easy slow feeding dog bowl.
Includes: 1 Bowl
Intended Pet(s): Dogs
Color: Bowl available in Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, White, Pink, Black
Product Dimensions: Height 2.16" (5.5cm) / Top Diameter 5.11" (13cm) / Bottom Diameter 3.54" (9cm)
Capacity: 11.83 fl oz (350 mL)
Care Instructions: Dishwasher safe, top shelf only, or hand wash. Always wash before first use.
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