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Benefits of, How to Clean, and When to Replace Your Slow Feeder

Your standard, everyday stainless steel dog bowl may not provide the health benefits your pup needs, especially if they’re the type to inhale their dog food. If that’s the case, it might be time to find a slow feeder dog bowl that promotes healthy living.

Name a few things your dog just can’t live without. Is it their favorite “moo-moo” or rubber chicken they bring with them everywhere, even on car rides? Maybe it’s that worn-down chew toy they can’t part from. Or even a pair of your shoes that are now ruined because when they were a pup, your good shoes were perfect chewing practice. Now, they can’t fall asleep without them or their bedtime dog treat.

How about literally? Would you say their allergy medicine or other medications? Quality time? Naps? The possibilities are truly endless.

What if I told you, one of the major things a dog can’t live without is its dog bowl? A dog bowl is a staple for providing your dog a vessel for their needed nutrients and meals. The best dog bowl comes with health benefits.

Is Your Dog Bowl Right for Your Dog?

We have all gone on the journey of finding “the one.” You have probably also gone through several dog bowls. Maybe your dog outgrew the mini size or maybe it wasn’t dishwasher safe.

Choosing the right dog bowl is almost like trying to find a gift for your significant other or family member, the goal is to make sure they actually use it and not try to re-gift. It’s not easy!

There’s plenty of factors that go into choosing the RIGHT dog bowl. Pet parents often have concerns about the size, materials, benefits, and overall look of the food or water bowl. Perhaps you have concerns about dog bloat or them chowing down too fast. If this is the case, you need a slow feed solution.

Finding ‘the one’

Fun Feeder Slo Bowl Notch Blue

It is important to identify the features you are looking for in a dog bowl and work towards finding the right fit.

Once you have identified these features, let the hunt begin!

Here are a handful of questions to ask when shopping for a new dog bowl:

  1. My dog chows down too fast during mealtime. Will this help them slow down?
  2. Do veterinarians recommend this bowl?
  3. Is it food-grade safe?
  4. Can I place it in the dishwasher? Is it easy to clean?
  5. Can I place wet and dry food in the bowl?

If you said yes to any of those questions, I might have a perfect pet bowl in mind for you.

The Best Slow Feeder: The OH Fun Feeder Slow Feed Dog Bowl

Fun Feeder Slo Bowls come in a fun variety of colors and different sizes to fit you and your pup. Plus they can hold both dry food and wet food.

Dog slow feeder bowls are also vet recommended, which takes the hassle out of second-guessing if your bowl is actually benefiting your dog. Veterinarians recommend slow feeder food bowls to prevent bloat and support healthy digestion for your dog.

Common issues that arise in fast-eating dogs include bloating, regurgitation, and canine obesity. Puzzle feeders both challenge and engage your dog during mealtime while helping reduce unhealthy eating habits. The ridges and maze designs force your pup to not gobble everything in one bite.

It is not called a Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl for no reason. These bowls were designed with your fast eater in mind. The bowl enables your pup to chow at a gradual pace — up to 10x slower to be exact. They’ll have fun working for their food!

Slo Bowls are composed of food-safe materials and non-slip bases so they won’t skid on your floor. They are also top-rack dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. They are made of polypropylene and TPE, which are similar to silicone but are stronger than plastic bowls, plus they are more heat-resistant so they won’t melt in the dishwasher.

These anti-slip, non-skid slow feeder bowls are also PVC, phthalate, and BPA-free. One less thing you have to worry about!

It’s time for a new bowl for healthy, slow eating

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Perhaps you already have a trusty slow feeder, but you’re wondering if it needs replacing. While Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowls are durable and built to last, nothing is indestructible. 

First, make sure you get the right size dog or cat bowl for your pet. Is it too small? A bowl that’s too small for your pet’s size could be too tempting for your large, chew-happy dog to get their mouths on. 

But these aren’t dog toys! Large dogs will need a large dog bowl. Small dogs will need a small dog bowl. Replace your puppy’s tiny bowl once your dog’s eating more kibble as they grow.

You can find out slow feeders on our website, Amazon, Chewy, and more. Adjustable elevated feeders coming soon!

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