If you have a dog that all but inhales the food you put down then a slow feeder could be what you need.
Some dogs are notorious for eating too fast. Sometimes they are so quick they barely have the time to take a breath as they wolf down their food. It makes mealtime even harder when there is more than one dog and each one eats at a different pace. This can exacerbate the natural competition that often comes between our dogs.
Guzzling food is dangerous. It not only allows the dog that inhales its food to put on weight much easier because they eat as much as possible and don’t recognize when they are full. But also, eating too fast can too often lead to a life-threatening condition known as Bloat. The medical name for this is Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus.
The early warning signs of bloat include excessive breathing, lots of drooling and vomiting that can be a precursor to your dog collapsing. If you see any of these tell-tale signs you must call your veterinarian as soon as possible.
There are other reasons why dogs need to be stopped from eating too fast. It can easily lead to a dog gagging or choking as it is not taking the time to adequately chew the food. Dogs can also become aggressively possessive over their food which can lead to unfortunate behaviour to anyone who gets in the way. This is especially dangerous in households with small children or other pets.
This comes in three sizes. Small, Medium or Large
I am adding this item because we have been through this. I recommend this for all dogs, for food and water, especially deep-chested breeds.