Your dog has their favorite dog food, now how should you feed it to them? A dog bowl is a necessary tool for feeding your dog, no matter if you’re at home or on the go. Thankfully, there are different bowls and feeding vessels to choose from, so you can pick the one or two that work well for your dog. Let’s explore some options!
Does your dog eat their food too fast? A slow feeder dog bowl is something you might want to look into. Slow feeder bowls help prevent gas/vomiting from eating too fast, and also help prevent scarfing/bloating. The Outward Hound Slow Feeder Bowl is one of the best slow feeder bowls on the market. It comes as a small bowl or a large bowl, so is good for all sizes of dogs. The ridges in the bowl help to slow down your dog while they’re eating, so they don’t eat too fast. Best of all, this bowl is dishwasher safe in the top rack, so cleanup is a breeze.
Another way to help pets who eat too fast is with a work-to-eat puzzle toy or lick mat. Lick mats make for an interactive mealtime by spreading out your pet’s food on a mat or hiding it in a puzzle toy. Outward Hound has some great slow feeder puzzle toys that let you hide kibble or treats in pockets and hiding spots for your pet to search out. The LickiMat Wobble Bowl is good for wet or dry food, and provides an extra challenge to make eating fun with play. It’s a great slow feeder cat bowl too, as it works well for wet food. Lick mats for wet food for cats work really well because you can spread their food out across the whole mat. LickiMat and SodaPup are both great lick mat brands that have tons of options. Snuffle mats are a great bowl alternative and utilize your dog’s natural hunting and sniffing abilities. Simply hide kibble or treats in your dog’s snuffle mat and watch them go to work. The Paw5 Snuffle Mat is a top snuffle mat and will keep your dog happy and occupied. Best of all, it’s machine washable, so just throw it in the wash when you need to clean it up.
If you plan to travel with your pet, you’ll need a travel dog bowl. For outdoor adventures, you’ll need a backpacking/hiking/dog walk bowl. The Wilderdog Backpacking Dog Bowl is the perfect compact and collapsible dog bowl for traveling on the go. Sleepypod also has some silicone travel bowls that are stackable and wash easily. With travel bowls, you’ll probably want to invest in feeding mats/floor protector for the bowls. The Zee.Dog Feeding Mat will keep food contained and will keep your dog’s bowls from slipping around.
No matter what you feed your dog or cat, a bowl is a must-have. Pick up a few and see what your pet likes best!