Benefits of Slow Bowl Feeders
Slow bowl dog feeders or interactive feeders slow down the speed at which dogs consume their food. This helps your pet to fully chew their food before swallowing and allowing for easier digestion. Also helps quick eaters not vomit from eating too fast. If your dog eats too quickly and commonly gets gassy or bloated, then a dog slow feeder can help improve their health and comfort. Slow bowls engage dogs to use their hunting and problem solving skills to get each bite which helps them exert build up energy and keeps them better satisfied.
Mental enrichment helps to meet a dog’s instinctual need to keep their minds active and engaged, preventing boredom and reducing stress levels. Slow bowl feeders are a great way to provide mental enrichment for dogs, as they have to use their problem-solving skills to figure out how to access the food. A dog that scarfs down it’s food is unknowingly making it hard for their gut to break down the kibble to digest it, which in turn can lead to a number of health issues.
Slow & Steady Wins The Race
Unfortunately, eating quickly can even be dangerous for our dogs. First, and most obvious they can choke from swallowing too much food in one bite. Second, they could gag on their food will often result in vomiting and discomfort, as well. And can leave them with an irritated esophagus leaving them coughing and hacking for a period of time beyond the incident. Third, eating fast increases the risk of a serious medical condition called bloat.
Simply swapping out your traditional food bowl for a slow feeder can reap numerous benefits for your pets digestive health. A simple solution to a better every day life experience for your furry friend. See UPCO’s wide assortment of slow feeder options available here.
About UPCO Pet Supplies
Founded in 1952, UPCO® was one of the first retail animal supply companies in St. Joseph, MO. A third generation, family owned and operated company boasting a knowledgeable staff and offering products from over 700 brands. UPCO® provides pet and farm supplies to the local community and throughout the U.S. Customer service focused with low wholesale prices, they are the animal supplier of choice. Voted Reader’s Choice Winner for the past 12 years.
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