Best dog bowls & dishes according to redditors

We found 378 Reddit comments discussing the best dog bowls & dishes. We ranked the 177 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Dog Bowls & Dishes:

u/Grepus · 144 pointsr/educationalgifs

Have you tried a slow-feed bowl? I have two rescue dogs, littermates, abandoned at very young age and lucky to be alive. However when they were in the rescue centre they had to fight to eat and drink against other, bigger dogs so continued this behaviour after I took them in. Slow-feed bowls got them to slow down and eat/drink at a better pace and help reduce the amount of air the dog intakes when swallowing, meaning less burping. Something like this is what I mean:

u/husky54 · 40 pointsr/Zoomies

A lot of pet stores will have them.

Also Amazon:

I use one of these for my golden and it slows him down. I also use a Kong wobbler to feed him dinner. Occasionally I'll use a snoop, which also works well.

Alternatively, you could stick two spoons in the bowl in an X fashion. There are tons of ways to slow fast chompers down so they don't get bloat!

u/roaddogmm · 20 pointsr/Dogtraining

Get a slobber stopper bowl, you can find on Amazon. Fixed my 5 month puppy that had the same problem instantly, she actually does better with an open bowl now too

Edited to add link, expensive but worth the lack of mess. I went from water halfway around kitchen to almost no drips.

Slopper Stopper Dripless Dog Water Bowl - Large Breed Dogs 51-85 Lbs

u/SirSmokesAlott · 15 pointsr/aww

this makes it even more cute :) we need more people like you adopting.

Haha my dog just inhales food too i got him this

u/TSP-FriendlyFire · 13 pointsr/AnimalsBeingDerps

My perpetually hungry chocolate lab reacted very positively to [the DogMaze]( Maze/dp/B005QJXSHC). She doesn't like it, but it slowed her eating down dramatically and, unlike just about every feeding toy I could find, it's made out of one solid piece of thick plastic rather than many fiddly parts that can be chewed on.

If you haven't, might be worth a try?

u/A5H13Y · 12 pointsr/self

My parents got their one dog this bowl (it's a little less crazy than the other one, lol), but it actually does work pretty well.

u/contrarian_barbarian · 10 pointsr/aww

Yep, my dog would do the inhale-barf-repeat cycle with a regular bowl. Got one of these slow feeder bowls, and it's made a night and day difference - not only does she eat slower, but her overall digestion is actually doing better.

u/maDIEmG · 10 pointsr/homegym

I found these bowls for pet food just randomly searching through Amazon one day and thought it would make a nice chalk bowl and wanted to share. The one I got is the 4 cup size.

u/DEADB33F · 9 pointsr/Dogtraining

Wow, that is expensive.

A non-spill travel bowl with a floating centre section (which is designed to prevent water sloshing about when the bowl is in your car) does about the same job and they're about a tenner.

...they were originally designed as travel bowls but as a side effect they only allow access to a small quantity of water at a time which stops the dog making a mess. The level of water available remains constant as the floating section drops down in the bowl.


EDIT: Video

u/CoGa · 8 pointsr/funny

You could always just buy this to help the dog slow down when eating.

u/mayoinajar · 8 pointsr/snails

Get a container, small enough not to lose track of them but big enough for a small food bowl. I guess tupperware or something similar? I'd normally suggest a kritter keeper, but they look a bit too small for one lol. I'd get one of those square, semi flat containers, like this, so that it's small but still has enough floor space. A taller but less wide one would be better, but I couldn't find any solid options.

Poke some holes in the top for air, put some pesticide free dirt in the bottom, get a small bowl to put their food in, though I'm not sure where you'd get something small enough. It still needs to be heavy so the snail can't lift it, so small plastic containers are out, but nothing too big. Seems a lot of people use bowls like this one, though usually it's for larger snails.

Make sure you spray them with water near daily. Keep the walls and floor moist (but don't flood it), feed them pesticide free/organic veggies (and some fruits, but it's said that citrus can hurt snails in large doses, so just be wary, especially because of your snail's size), get them a cuttlefish bone (found in the bird section of pet stores) for calcium to help keep their shell strong. You'll likely only need one as they're pretty big. I'd snap it in half and just put one half in at a time, preferably on top of something so that it isn't dirtied up from the, well, dirt.

I think that's mostly it?? Honestly this may be too much info lol, you only asked for where to put them.

Good luck with them! What're you gonna name them?

u/tokisushi · 8 pointsr/Dogtraining

Stop feeding her out of a bowl.

Try feeding her out of a kong wobbler, IQ ball or similar toy that will FORCE her to slow down. You can also try hand feeding her to help reduce anxiety and keep her eating at a slower pace. They also make special 'bowls' that are meant to help your pup slow down, but I would encourage using a puzzle over these (or at least use them WITH a puzzle toy, 1/3 of the food from this special bow, 1/3 from a puzzle, 1/3 through training/from your hand)

If she is vomiting up her food, she is probably not absorbing all the nutrients she should be.

You can try feeding both dogs together out of your hands (ask for a sit, feed them both some kibble, as for a down, feed them some kibble - you can even make it a game where they compete to be the first one in order to win a kibble prize).

Adding a digestive aid can also help with nutrient absorption which can ultimately help with healthy weight gain. You may also want to consider the quality of the food you are feeding.

She may also need to be fed a little more if you manage to slow her down and she still isn't gaining weight. If she is still throwing up even after you slow her down significantly, you may want to consider an intolerance to an ingredient in the food or see your vet to rule out any health issue.

u/catsncupcakes · 7 pointsr/puppy101

Adding to the snuffle mat suggestions - you can get all sorts of puzzles feeders too. Or for wet food use a Kong - freeze it for extra difficulty!

We use these:

GREEN Interactive Feeder, Large

Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Treat Puzzle Dog Toy by Outward Hound

The second looks harder but the first actually takes him long and is easier for us to set up! But we try to use both to change things up.

u/trexmafia · 7 pointsr/dogs

A friend of mine with a very messy Great Dane swears by the (admittedly, VERY expensive) slobber stopper bowl.

u/Havavege · 6 pointsr/videos

This one is made by Northmate and is called the "Interactive Slow Pet Feeder" -- dinner time went from less than a minute to about 15 minutes.

u/DinkaAnimalLover · 6 pointsr/Rabbits

eeeek :) Maybe I can help still....

There are these bowls that you can clip to the side of an enclosure like an xpen - like this or this or this - clip it low to the ground so it's basically still is on the ground for him but clipped in. Or even a gravity feeder like this.

u/tato_tots · 6 pointsr/PeopleFuckingDying

I had to get my dog this bowl because he used to eat ridiculously fast, you'd think we were starving him. He has mellowed out with age and can eat with a normal bowl now but his excitement just before a meal shall always remain.

u/BogusBuffalo · 6 pointsr/ballpython

Go with the PVC set up. As some one who has used glass set ups and tried to find ways to alter them to make them better for BPs: don't bother. It costs more to make the set up 'right' and then to maintain it, because you will have to maintain it constantly. When I began, I thought I could engineer my way through and turned the tank on it's side, built a door, all kinds of things...and yeah, it worked, made a beautiful glass enclosure and I could see my snake, but it was never consistent enough to not have to check daily, like a PVC should be.

Stay away from glass. It's just not worth it.

Good choices on the reptile basics stuff.

This is the thermometer I use: Acu-Rite Indoor/Outdoor - it also keeps track of humidity.

Stay away from the Zoomed coconut husk stuff and go for ReptiChip - it's less dusty and slightly bigger chunks so it's safer for your BP. Plus that package is big and perfect for several full substrate change outs.

The water dish is not big enough - it's only 3 inches wide. Definitely won't help with humidity, unless you get 2-3 of them and put them around the set up. Get a ceramic dog bowl like this instead. It's big, won't run out quickly, and will let your BP soak if it wants to.

Use the reptibasic hides. They're sturdy and easy to clean. 'Decorative' hides are usually a pain to clean.

I've tried the decorative vine and it's no good; when your BP poops on it, the poop stays stuck and unless you're going to pull it out and sanitize it every time (the leaves are fiber, not plastic), it's just a pain to have.

Lastly, don't even bother with mice for your BP. Just start straight from rats. The sooner your BP is on rats, the easier life will be.

u/LonesomeObserver · 6 pointsr/Hedgehog

Another male? Aspen is ok though carefresh or better yet (and certainly cheaper in the long run) fleece. You can just go to a Joann's or walmart or any hobby/sewing store and buy some fleece. Toss it in the wash as needed with an extra set in reserve. Cat food is what you should transition him to, high quality. I do blue buffalo cat food personally. It will last you a VERY long time. Hedgehog food is never as good for them as it should be. I will provide some amazon links for things you should probably get, the main one that you should but not quite have to if you have a room in the proper temp range is 72-80 degrees. Please come over to Hedgehogs Anonymous on Facebook request to join, then once you are in simply go to the files and take a look at them. I am a college student myself so I do my best to keep costs low though obviously start up costs will be high but after that its really quite cheap mostly (aside from possible vet visits).

Modular shelving can be the cage and gives him plenty of open room to roam and play around. This is the shelving I personally use and can vouch for. I have a 3x3 grid so 9 sq ft.

Here is the food I get for my Sophie.

Heating set up, again this is only if you need it and can keep the temp in the right range naturally. I dont know where you live so I do not know what your winters are like but if you get temps in the 50s or lower I do recommend it. Another preventative measure is to put the cage a foot or so off the ground, will actually keep your temps a few degrees higher than on the ground. Ceramic Heat Emitter - Use this and NOT a heat light or something for reptiles, they need to have a period of darkness to be naturally awake 12/12 light on/off schedule All that the CHE does is emit heat, no light. Thermostat with a temp probe. Plug the CHE lamp into this and it automatically turns the CHE on and off to keep the temp in the right range. The lamp part to plug the CHE bulb into.

Hide -

Mint Stick (it seems all hedgies love these things lol)

food dishes

These are all the bare essentials aside from a wheel. I and most other people will recommend the Volcano View Hedgehogs bucket wheel or Carolina Storm bucket wheel.

I was just trying to be a thorough as possible without really leaving out anything. Again please join us over at Hedgehogs Anonymous on facebook. Everyone in the group absolutely loves helping everyone with a hedge. Any question that you may have can and will be answered fairly quickly. Most if not all members would recommend getting from a USDA certified breeder just so you know the full medical history of your baby and his parents. Its also generally cheaper as the cost from a breeder is generally around $200 though that depends on the coloring. I am by no means saying do not get him from your pet store you played with him at. I dont like pet stores having hedgehogs just because they are a more sensitive exotic animal that doesnt do well in a retail setting when you have to take care of hundreds of animals at once with high overhead. But if he is behaves well with you now then absolutely get him from there. He looks on the smaller side so hes pretty young.

Again please join us over at Hedgehogs Anonymous. Cant wait to see you and your baby on there. You could potentially take him home today with a cheap bin, simple fleece bolts and food and water dishs from what you have in your house and thatll last until the rest of your supplies are acquired.

u/khamir-ubitch · 5 pointsr/pics

Same here, I had to look it up to get some relief.

u/GreatMoloko · 5 pointsr/dogpictures

I know it's a crazy expensive water bowl, but seriously, it's amazing.

u/bloomindaedalus · 4 pointsr/salamanders

There are many many options for housing a salamander. Nobody knows has a better internet presence for keeping them then the folks at as mentioned by u/ye_ol_chuckaboo below. They have a helpful forum where you can get info advice and answers to questions. they also have care-sheets. So i suggest you spend soem time looking there.

Some simple ideas would start with something like:

go get a 40 gallon aquarium or larger. or 3 - 4 foot plastic storage box or like this

whatever you use it will need a lid to keep things out and the salamander inside but it must allow air to pass through

the main thing here is that it doesnt need to be more than 15 inches tall but should have as much surface area (footprint) as possible. A good minimum is about 4 - 4.5 square feet. or anything at or above the "40 gallon size " on the standard US tank sizes chart here

buy some organic untreated (chemical free, fertilizer free) topsoil from a garden store.

plan to use at least 6 - 8 inches of soil at the bottom


order several cork bark hides like this logs or half logs will be good to partially bury and to keep on the surface so the animal can choose a hide.


get a *large* smooth sided glass ceramic water bowl like this or like this


use only smooth objects stones, smooth glass ceramic, plastic. no gravel no sharp rocks no sharp wood.

Moss and plants can help add humidity and attractiveness.

a water mister bottle is helpful to have around


feel free to ask any specific questions

u/sneaky_dragon · 4 pointsr/Rabbits

If you're hydrating him enough with vegetables, he might not drink that much to begin with.

I would suggest figuring out to set up a water bowl instead though, if it doesn't seem like he likes using the water bottle. Use a heavy large ceramic crock and keep it on the other side of his enclosure so that it's harder to get hay into it.

e.g. 7" ceramic bowl:

u/SenatorChuckSchumer · 4 pointsr/puppy101

I was having the same issue, my vet just told me to clean off a big fat rock and put it in his bowl so he has to eat around it. She also suggested if I was weirded out by doing that, I could buy one of these. Rock worked though!

u/orangetangerine · 3 pointsr/puppy101

I think Kongs are a good start.

I think with young puppies though, depending on their food drive and motivations, they may or may not take to puzzle toys early, so don't feel badly if it's too much for them.

We actually didn't start our dog on puzzle feeders for any "intelligence" benefit - she had super high food drive and kept eating quickly without chewing, vomiting out her meal, then eating her vomit, so we bought a slow feeder bowl which was perfect for her at 4 months old. We fed her out of frozen-solid Kongs in the morning starting when she was 5 months old to help curb her separation anxiety, and then eventually bought a Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble. Even on the easiest settings, she struggled quite a bit as a puppy so we cut down the stoppers to make the flow easier. When she got better at the game, we re-bought the toy and made it substantially more difficult.

My younger dog, a Samoyed, actually doesn't eat out of toys. He has a lesser food drive and while he'll occasionally eat out of a toy, he prefers to just eat his food and work for better snacks (i.e. training for high value treats), so figuring out what your future dog's preferences are is definitely going to be something you'll have to do as your dog grows up. This dog did not eat out of Kongs until he was about 6 months old, either. He's just as smart, just not as insanely food driven as my first dog!

u/Its_Just_Chris_ · 3 pointsr/ballpython

I don't know if thats a regular log or a log hide on the bottom part but you need 2 hides. Also, get rid of the aspen bedding. Pet stores tell you its fine for BPs but its really not. They need something like coco husk that will help retain humidity and not get mold. Also, I suggest getting a much sturdier water bowl. The tupperware container you have will easily get knocked over and spill. I suggest these ceramic ones:

What are you doing for heating and is it attached to a thermostat?

In this subreddit there are pinned posts and a BP wiki that has a lot of useful information for setting up good enclosures. I highly recommend you check it out.

u/StargateGuy · 3 pointsr/RATS

MidWest Critter Nation Single Level, two level optional depending on budget.

u/MKEgal · 3 pointsr/cats

It's just like losing weight for a human - eat less, move more. Keep the foods she likes, just give her less of them. Talk with the vet about 1) what is her healthy weight, 2) how many calories should she eat to maintain that weight. Then do some research on the foods she's getting to figure out their calorie content.
While there are other cats around, it's going to be difficult to control fatcat's intake. So maybe focus on playing with her more? Chase the laser pointer for a couple minutes, feather on a string, etc. Remember that any activity is more calories she's expending, so it doesn't have to be the kitty equivalent of a marathon!
Once she's by herself, try feeding several small portions of regular cat food per day, so she's not actually hungry in between. Basically, snacking all day. Some days it's only going to work out that she gets fed at breakfast, when you come home from work, and at bedtime, but that's OK.
For canned food (which has fewer calories per weight than kibble, so use more of it), take that spoonful and s-p-r-e-a-d it around her bowl, smush it down a bit so she has to take more time working to eat. It will at least occupy her longer.
For kibble, how about a slow-eating bowl or mat? They have ridges which contain the kibble and prevent scarfing... again requiring more time and attention from kitty. She's eating longer, maybe she thinks she's eating more?
Here's an example; there are many different designs:

u/demamp-camp · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

> However, he's intelligent enough to know that when I'm not at home, he can do whatever he wants.

This is a common concept throughout the animal kingdom. Humans, too. It's why corrections are ineffective for this type of situation, because he does these things when you're not home, therefore negating the ability for anyone to correct the behavior. Management, daily mental/physical stimulation, and short, fun training sessions are the top ways to address it.

Have you tried a slow feeder bowl for water?

How do you feel about crate training for when you are gone?

> I have tried pretending to leave and catching him in the act.

It sounds like this has exacerbated the problem. I would stop doing this if you are. He is learning how to test whether or not you are home, as you've discovered.

I would absolutely try fun, positive vibe-feeling crate training for this sort of stuff. If you play lots of games with the crate (many on Youtube), make it very fun and all about good things, give him food, treats, bones, etc. in there, he will learn that it's a fun and safe space where good things happen.

However, if he is only doing these things when you're not home, it could be that he is exhibiting separation anxiety. If you find that crate training or placing him in a safe room/bathroom is unsuccessful, I would recommend contacting a veterinary behaviorist or extremely competent behaviorist or certified trainer. I say vet behaviorist first because if it is true sep anx, and it is severe enough objectively, pharmalogical intervention can help training sessions actually sink in, because anxious brains can't learn.

u/KuipersDad · 3 pointsr/Greyhounds

I have only had my greyhound, Kuiper, for 3 weeks, so I can speak to what the first couple weeks with a shy dog is. He is also a retired racer (race name Bella Kingo) and was off the track for about 2 months before coming into our home. What is your girls racing name? What is her new name going to be?

Greyhounds in generally seem to be a very reserved breed at first, but they then open up and ours is becoming quite the goofball!

I don't know if you plan on kenneling her at all, but we chose to kennel Kuiper and are very happy we did. He likes to "get away from it all" sometimes and just goes to his kennel to take a nap. Also, he prefers to eat while standing in his kennel - while reaching to his food bowl outside.

As for things to keep in mind. The first day is often overwhelming for the dogs (at least it was for Kuiper.) Hourly trips outside until he got on schedule (he didn't go poop for the first 2 days!) and we ended up adding some metamucil to his food to solidify his stool. Greys can be sensitive, and you'll notice it most when they go to the bathroom. Also, we kennel Kuiper in our room at night and the second night his stomach was grumbling so loud it actually woke us up. That sometimes happens with the stress of new scenery and a new diet.

Also, patio doors! Our grey took one look at our deck and headed right into our patio door. He didn't hurt himself, but was kind of confused as first. So, if you have a patio door, just draw the blinds or put some masking tape on it and then introduce it to him.

I'll give you our experience with our cats. When we first got Kuiper, we put the cats in the basement for the first day to give him a chance to acclimate himself to us and our house. The second day we brought the cats up and every time a cat would come near, Kuiper would jump to his feet. At first, we thought it was a sign of aggression, we soon figured out that he was TERRIFIED of them and just wanted to leave the room when they came in. 3 weeks later, he still doesn't "like" them, but generally completely ignores them.

Another thing you could do to help the bond is grooming her. We bought a grooming glove which Kuiper really likes. I think it helps build the bond between him and I.

I had the chance to take off some work and spend the first couple days with him - I think that helped. All in all, we are still learning a LOT. He hasn't had any accidents in the house and only barks (or whines) when he needs to go outside to relieve himself. Honestly, it has been nothing short of fantastic!

Edit: I would also recommend a harness instead of a collar for when you go outdoors. I was reading an article just the other day that said there has been an increase in cases of dogs having esophageal problems because of collars. With shy dogs, sometimes they like to just freeze and stand there - and sometimes you need to move them for their own safety (i.e. Kuiper likes to freeze when people on bikes come towards him and we need to gently move him to the side of the trail.) The harness takes the strain off the neck. Just my two cents :)

u/unicornsprinklepoop · 3 pointsr/Greyhounds

Greyhounds love slumberballs! I got my 60 pound girl a extra large one since I knew she'd like a lot of room to stretch out on it, so you could either do that size or size up to a giant one to allow him to be more comfortable. Either size would work though.

Did you get toys yet? How about a raised feeder? In my experience with fostering and owning my girl, they don't seem to be too big on chew types of toys, but love squeaky toys. Mine loves this squeaky toy since the squeaker is super loud and strong, and this plush toy. A little while after we got her we also realized that while she wasn't into small balls like tennis balls or anything, she really loved big balls like soccer balls. I was sick of her destroying soccer balls quickly, so I got her one of these since it was recommeded to me by someone at the dog park, and that thing is seriously indestructible. As far as feeders go, if you haven't gotten one yet then I'd recommend this one. $20 and comes with two bowls. I've had it for a year now with no problems.

u/fwizard226 · 2 pointsr/dogs

What do you use to feed her meals? Would something like this slow feeder work for her? I've heard it keeps dogs occupied for a long time, and it's good mental stimulation which can be just as tiring as physical activity.

u/Devlik · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Second vote for the Tug a jug, Buster Maze also the Mushroom are also good the Bobs A lot Also works great as it has variable settings for difficulty. Puzzles like this are great but they tend to be useless once the dog figures it out.

u/jerjerjerjerjer · 2 pointsr/corgi

I recommend them. When we got our corgi he wolfed down food so fast we were scared he would get sick. Corgis tend to be pretty food focused. We use this one:

u/hatchetations · 2 pointsr/Bulldogs

My bully is also 7! We use Earthbath shampoo. I'd recommend these Keto-C Antiseptic wipes if he has any skin fold irritation. You might want to try a fish oil to add to his food; that should help his hair and they just love it. My pup has some arthritis and hip dysplasia, so we give him a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement. He has a bit of a grain sensitivity so he eats Rachel Ray Just Six. I keep Benadryl on hand (vet approved) because it helps when he gets seasonal allergies. Get some dog toothpaste and a brush; it really does help. My pup loves any kind of dental bones, also. Keep an eye out for a head tilt or unusual ear wax/discharge as bullies can be prone to ear infections. Make sure he wears a harness (we've used a cheap roman harness for years but recently got this harness) and take good care of his neck- my boy has recently been dealing with a prolapsed intervertebral disk, which is caused by normal play like tug of war and fetch, jumping off the couch, going up and down stairs, and generally having a huge head. So now we play very carefully, carry him on stairs, and have him on an anti-inflammatory. He uses a raised feeding dish to prevent strain. We also put a little tennis ball in his food to make him eat slowly (he has a tendency to eat too fast and throw up). I use Argan oil and petroleum jelly on his nose when it gets dry.
I'm sure he'll let you know his taste in treats and toys soon, but my buddy likes antler chews, Busy Bones, and all stuffed animals. Rawhides make him throw up. Congratulations and good luck!

u/ariathel · 2 pointsr/Pets

Not here for the gold, just with suggestions.

This requires some rigging:, but literally one of those types of kennel water bowls - if you can find something to screw it in to, it locks in to place. Put one of those plastic placemats underneath (you can find them at most pet stores) - they'll catch the mess, and your cat can't drag a screwed in water bowl around.

Going off the kennel idea, you can easily train a cat to use one of these licking water bottles.

Also, magnetic bowls. There's tons of different types, and might be difficult to move. You can also find these in a lot of pet stores, make sure to take them out and see how they do, or order off Amazon and return it if it's not a powerful enough magnet.

Also, seconding the dripping faucet, or springing off that idea - a bowl in a guest bathroom sink, or a second bathtub. Then, if there's a mess, there's a convenient drain for it.

Good luck!

u/augustfrst · 2 pointsr/dogs

I'm wondering if maybe a no-spill water bowl, like this, would help?

u/kmfoh · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

We have a beagle that was inhaling her food so we bought this and have not had the problem since. After a few weeks of using it she got used to eating slowly and realized we were not ever going to take her food away and now she eats slower even if we use the normal bowl. It also helps if we feed her alone in the kitchen and make sure that our other dog can't access that area for a bit.

u/mcmUK · 2 pointsr/dogs

Maybe try a "non-spill" water bowl, like a road refresher?

u/alphalicious · 2 pointsr/puppy101

my black lab pup does this. it's pretty adorable, but it makes a huge mess and tile is super slippery when wet. i haven't done this myself yet, but a friend recommend i try a raised feeding tray, something like this:

u/BlueBG82 · 2 pointsr/puppy101

Most Labs do tend to eat with gusto. Make sure he's getting enough food. They do make some different food bowls to supposedly slow dogs down.

Interactive slow pet feeder

Skidstop slow feeder bowl

Gobble stopper bowl addition

Buster dog maze

I personally have had success with the treat type balls.

Kong wobbler

Kibble Nibbler

u/ayimera · 2 pointsr/Greyhounds

We used a raised feeder with a suction cup object in the middle of the dish to slow her down (otherwise she will inhale her food). Our adoption agency didn't really say either or, but she just looks more comfortable eating that way. We haven't had any problems; she doesn't ever have gas. We just make sure she isn't active for 30 min afterwards.

This is the feeder we use.

u/CorgiDad · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Try This Bowl, it's worked wonders for my adopted dog, who would wolf her food down so fast she'd sometimes get sick when I first got her. This bowl increased her eating time from about 10 seconds to about 3 minutes. Not a huge amount of time, you might think, but for my other dog (who has always eaten at a "normal" leisurely pace), his eating time increased from about 1 minute to 5-6 mins with the bowl.

u/ms_slyx · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I'm pretty sure this is the exact one I bought. My dog is about 65lbs and I went with the 20oz size, although he has another larger water dish available when he's not in the kennel.

u/ShirtlessGirl · 2 pointsr/gifs

They make special bowls to slow dogs down. OP those are much cheaper than surgery

EDIT: here’s an example.

u/cgrimes85 · 2 pointsr/gifs

Get a slow-eat dog bowl


u/Bamboo-Footprints · 2 pointsr/gifs

They sell food bowls for this.

JASGOOD Dog Feeder Slow Eating Pet Bowl Eco-Friendly Durable Non-Toxic Preventing Ch...

Slow Feed Non-Skid Dog Bowl Large (Blue/White)

Outward Hound Slow Feeder Dog Bowl Fun Feeder Stop Bloat Bowl for Dogs, Large, Teal

u/Sardonnicus · 2 pointsr/gifs

They make special food bowls with large round "prongs" that stick up to slow down fast eating dogs.

My sister had a golden retriever that would eat so fast he almost choked, so she got one of these bowls and never had any problems.

Here... this is so much safer than rocks.

u/Duckie17 · 2 pointsr/Pets

If the problem is him eating too fast (which many dogs "vacuum" food when eating too fast!), try one of those bowls that forces the dog to hunt down the food and make them eat slower. Something similar to this.

A friend of mine had pretty good luck with something similar to help her dogs slow down when eating, but I haven't tried any personally.

Edit: formatting

u/usernamedottxt · 2 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

You need one of these:

Slow food bowl:

u/GLAXAY · 2 pointsr/shiba

One of my shibas throws up sometimes after eating but that is because she is eating too fast. We got her one of those slow feeder bowls (like this), which solved the problem.

u/Cyt6000 · 2 pointsr/RVLiving
u/Skynt87 · 2 pointsr/crochet

Amazon! There are a ton of options when you search raised dog bowls. This one is adjustable to different heights. We have an 8 month Goldendoodle. She needed something off the floor, but we also have a collie/pit mix who is 15 years old. So, we have his set to a shorter position.

Pet Zone Designer Diner Adjustable Elevated Dog Bowls - Adjusts to 3 Heights, 2.75", 8", 12'' (Raised Dog Dish with Double Stainless Steel Bowls)

u/SamusAran388 · 2 pointsr/parrots

I bought some similar to this but instead of a stainless steel bowl in the inside, it's a ceramic dish. I've also used these I like the ceramic over plastic because you can sanitize the dishes better and they don't get scratched up over time. The other reason I like ceramic over the other dishes is they have a thicker rim around the edge and I would think that would be more comfortable to perch on the edge of for your bird. They are hard to find though, unless you can find a local bird farm that carries them or a bird expo coming to town. I've bought my last couple of batches of dishes when the vendor shows up at the bird expo near me.

Either type can be hung anywhere in the cage. You'll get the hang of where to place the dishes in the cage! Even after I do a make over on the cage I usually end up moving a few stuff after a couple of days because I can see that my bird can poop on something from certain points.

u/Winooski · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

Our newly adopted bunnies are very tame about their water dish, it's got an amazing clamp that's secured to the xpen. They can't move it about, and it's at a height that food/hay generally can't fit in. We gave them their choice between that and the bottle, they won't touch the bottle. :)

u/kororon · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I use a gobble stopper. Seems to work in slowing my dog down.

There's also this Northmate green feeder, but I have never used it.

u/kvnryn · 2 pointsr/DobermanPinscher

Slow feeders are an option too. This is the one we have, for example. Increases our dude's feeding time from about 45 seconds (standard bowl) to over 5 minutes.

u/jasybar · 2 pointsr/BorderCollie
u/Baconsnake · 2 pointsr/BostonTerrier

He's adorable! One thing that you should try is to raise the level of the food bowl. This has helped Rex immensely and prevents most of the hiccups that he was getting that would sometimes go too far and have him throw up.

We have one similar to this, which is just a 4" rise.

Give it a try!

u/rkenglish · 2 pointsr/parrots

Ugh! My lovies did that all. the. time! It drove me nuts! I first got a water dispenser like this one. Since it clips into the cage, the little squirts couldn't tip it over. Refilling and cleaning it are kind of a pain, though, because you end up spilling water when you take it out of the cage.

I'd recommend a bowl like this one. This is the one I'm using now, and I love it. It's heavy, so the bird can't turn it over, even if the bird stands on the edge of the bowl. And it's so much easier to clean! I put it on the floor of the cage (away from the perches) it works great!

u/aanderson81 · 2 pointsr/Newfoundlander

First off stuff to buy.

  1. Crate. Unfortunately from my personal experience you will likely end up with 2. I got the largest I could find locally and it worked well for the first year or so and had a nice divider so that crate training worked well, but by time Minnie was full grown it was too short for her and ended upgrading to this massive beast and she loves it

  2. Beds are a waste as others have said, they will look for what ever is cold and will lay in some of the most awkward positions you can imagine. So with that said i recommend the following pad if you are going to spend quite a bit of time in a room that is carpeted. Its filled with water and does a good job making a cool spot for them to lay. If you are handy i recommend getting some thin fabric and making like a giant pillow case for it as it will make cleaning it 100x easier and will further prevent rips from their claws (although it is quite durable on its own)

  3. Dryer. This you wont need now, but once their adult coat starts coming in around a year and they are swimming more a high velocity dryer really makes a huge difference in getting them dry and keeping their skin in good condition. I recommend googling this a bit and looking at some reviews. These can get pricey but generally you get what you pay for. I personally went with the B-Air Bear Power 4hp model, but it comes and goes in terms of availability at a decent price.

  4. Toys, they really can do a number on toys so you'll probably want to skip most plush toys and stick to the more heavy duty canvas and chew resistant toys. Generally dont spend a ton on toys because they will likely be destroyed, keep an eye on them and take them away once they really get into them and starts ripping them apart. The one brand I will however absolutely recommend is Chuck-it. They are the Orange and blue toys and I have no idea what they make their toys out of but we have several of their large balls that are going on 3 years old still in like new condition. Minnie can chew them like bubble gum and hasn't managed to destroy one. their water bumpers are nearly as indestructible.

  5. Flea and Tick meds. This will likely be controversial because ask 10 people and you will get 11 answers. But we started Minnie on Advantix II and it worked amazing, as long as you applied it frequently. Its once a month under ideal conditions, but with heavy swimming it can be as little as once every 2 weeks. As long as you are applying it on schedule it does great. Never saw anything on her and we are in New England where the tick season has been crazy the last year or two. However the cost and application timing was getting a bit much so we switched to the Sorresto collar and it appears to be working just as well (doesn't protect against mosquito like the advantix however but with their fur i figure thats a minimal issue). The advantage is with the collar is that its good for 5 months even with regular baths / swimming. So overall the cost is lower and you arent having to keep reapplying it.

  6. food and water bowls. I found these on amazon and love them. they are good and heavy, dishwasher safe and nice and large. For the price they have been amazing. The nice thing is with their weight that Minnie doesnt try to move them around to flip them over if she splashes in her water bowl. I got the 9.5" version. One note of caution, they can get chipped in shipping, so really look them over if you get them. Amazon is great on exchanging them if you get one not in perfect shape.

  7. Health and wellness. Where possible dont buy "dog" things here. A good example is if you end up having to do dewormer. Panacur-C is quite expensive because its done by weight. The same medicine is sold on amazon / Tractor Supply for goats at a much lower cost and you can easily calculate dosage based on what the mg in the comparable Panacur-C package. Same goes for probiotic. Like we use this and its lasted close to 2 years and its been a much better value than buying the dog version.

  8. Microchipping. If you have a VIP pet care in your area they do the chip and lifetime registration for under $20.

  9. Food. As a pup its important to find a food that has a low calcium content. Eukanuba Large breed puppy is one of the few that I've found that meets this. You want less than 1%. As they get older you will want to find a quality food. Kirkland Salmon is affordable and gets good feedback.
u/JSaltsea · 2 pointsr/BackYardChickens

I've got little Foggy in a dog crate settup on my porch. First two days was easy since she felt so poopy but now she's active and feeling better and she's spitting up the pills. We got some tiny tomatoes and grapes and hiding them in it. It's best to let her eat the pills vs forcing them down her throat.

Also clean clean clean, it's super important to keep their environment clean. I have 6 large bath towels on rotation and a good layer of news paper underneath. I change the towels 3 times a day to make sure she doesn't sit/stand in wet/poop.

Also these are literally the best. She can't tip them over for food and water:

Good luck!

u/joe100su · 2 pointsr/nfl

Maybe mix it in a little [what we do with our pugs]. My older one doesn't like the new allergen-free food, so we mix it a bit with his previous one.

Also for any pug owners out there, this dog bowl has done wonders for keeping extra shit from getting stuck in his face-folds.

Props on the new cat, I love our little adopted girl kitty. All she does is eat, cuddle, and poop a whole lot.

u/adamsorkin · 2 pointsr/Greyhounds

I use this one. It's not what I would call cute, and I don't particularly love it, but my notoriously picky greyhound (who will not eat off the floor, or out of smaller bowls) likes it.

u/Miroet · 2 pointsr/puppy101

We tried so many and found none that he went crazy for. So we went back to cheap nature's domain from Costco. He ate it about as well as he ate anything.

I guess poodles are so smart that if things aren't a challenge, it's not worth it to him. It was really frustrating for a long, long time. It still is, but we found a system that worked. Kong stuffed with kibble and a tiny bit of Kong stuffin spray peanut butter for breakfast. Dinner in a slow feeder or that treat ball linked earlier, or as "treats" for training. My vet tells me he is the absolute perfect body type, and he can hike 20km with a pack no problem. So I guess he's just a princess.

My wheaten isn't a chow hound either. But I mean, he didn't cause himself to throw up multiple times a day for months because he refused to eat. So that was a win.

u/clepsyd · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

Here are the agility and the other style I meant was a maze another maze.

Of course the agility one is harder so it depend on your dog capacity at solving puzzles. My sisters dog would die of starvation :)

u/voozhadei · 1 pointr/aww

I had to get something similar for my dogs. Otherwise they scarf down their food in under 10 seconds.

Edit: added a link

u/Annihilinth · 1 pointr/GermanShepherd

Clean water should be accessible 24 hours a day to your dog, and once she realises the water bowl is always there, and always has water, she will learn to drink at a calmer pace, failing this, you can get bowls to help your dog drink slower. [Like this one.] (

As for your post, i'd personnally recommend having family meet all three of you in an outdoor setting, then having said family walk in your front door IN FRONT of your dog. To a dog this is pack hierarchy. I'm not an expert, but this is how i solved my gsd's behavorial issues, which were pretty much as you described in your post.

u/-ipaguy- · 1 pointr/pitbulls

Yeah it's this one. It slows him down from about 15 to 90 seconds.

u/nkdeck07 · 1 pointr/dogs

Green feeder? They really need to use their tongues on it.

u/SharpStiletto · 1 pointr/puppy101

P.S. (It didn't fit in the other post!) I've now tried the second feeding device that I got, the Company of Animals Interactive Feeder, and I am very happy with it; Indra seems to be too! I am alternating between feeding him in this and the Kong Wobbler. It definitely slows the process down and he has to work at getting his food, which is apparently the "mental stimulation" thing. :~)

u/lightcolorsound · 1 pointr/roasting

I️ just got into doing the HG/DB method from researching this sub. Can’t tell you how my roasts have turned out as today was the first batch, but here’s my set up. The slow feeder bowl is supposed to distribute the heat better. I️ also have an air popper but am not fond of the small batch size.

OurPets DuraPet Slow Feed Premium Stainless Steel Dog Bowl

Wagner Power Products 503008 HT 1000 1,200-Watt Heat Gun

u/slaypay · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I could really do with this:

For my puppy. He eats his food too fast and always ends up being bloated and sometimes getting sick because he just gulps it all down. We have tried lots of different things with him to try and slow him down but nothing seems to be working. I think he was underfed when he was born and that is why he just shoves everything down his throat. I would very much appreciate the bowl!

I took a sip of something poison, but I'll hold on tight

Merci <3

u/grammarwow · 1 pointr/videos

There is a thing called a Portion Pacer, which is a heavy stainless steel ball that prevents fast eating. My Great Dane uses it and doesn't throw up due to food anymore.

u/powerrink · 1 pointr/aww

This works well with my boxer. OurPets Premium DuraPet Slow Feed Dog Bowl Medium

u/Cadder-12 · 1 pointr/leopardgeckos

Go to petco or petsmart. Sometimes they have them in the reptile area and other times in the hamster/gerbil area. I've seen them in brown, blue, green, grey, pink, and a few other colors.

u/redneckrockuhtree · 1 pointr/AfricanGrey

We have a Conure that's notorious for this. He'd dump not only his food, but also his water several times a day.

We solved that problem with these. They come in various sizes; we used a much smaller version for our Pineapple Cheek.

u/push_forward · 1 pointr/Zoomies

Here ya go for the Amazon link. The words I googled were “raised dog bowl and storage” :)

u/clickerlogic · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

In this case, it is really hard to give advice, I would want to watch all of the interactions and level of guarding, aggression and injuries. I would be concerned about getting you hurt. Generally, I like advising the book you have been working with, beyond that, I would suggest working with an IAABC or CPDT-KA trainer/ consultant.

I do have a couple exercises that you might consider in the mean time, if it is safe, it's yer choice - susan garrett, normally I use kevlar gloves to protect my hand with dogs who will make me bleed. If you can be safe, I would consider switching to hand feeding.

Otherwise, it is a management issue until you can bring a consultant into your home. I would only feed in a crate with the door closed with a bowl attached to the door. I like the Snap Y Fit bowls for this propose. Normally, I have my dogs go into the crate and offer a sit with their nose inside the invisible door boundary before I drop their food into the bowl.

Whatever you do, keep your self safe and try to prevent instances where the dog practices the behavior, this becomes a self reinforcing behavior.

u/the_piranha · 1 pointr/

Our dog figured it out when we tried it. Then our trainer recommended one of the stainless steel Omega balls and he couldn't pick it up if he tried. It's slowed him down a lot too.

u/c130 · 1 pointr/dogs

Be aware that eating too much, too fast and exercising immediately after eating can potentially cause bloat. My vet recommended no exercise for 1 hour after eating - so I usually feed my pup post-walk.

Sudden changes to his diet can cause tummy upsets and diarrhoea. Not chewing isn't really an issue, just a side effect of how fast he eats.

If it's dry food, bear in mind it swells when damp, so a stomach packed full of dry food can become over-full and he'll puke to relieve pressure - if that sounds possible, you could reduce the portion size and increase number of meals per day so he can't overstuff himself in one sitting.

Check out Green Interactive Feeder - my pup takes around 20 minutes to clear his.

u/hiddenworldphotos · 1 pointr/gifs
u/Hooterscadoo · 1 pointr/gifs
u/dreamendDischarger · 1 pointr/gifs

Yeah I hope the dog's owner eventually was able to get a proper bowl for him! We found one of these slows her down enough to actually chew her food but doesn't frustrate her the way a maze bowl does (way too slow). I'm considering smaller maze-style dishes for my ferrets and cat though, although my cat started slowing down with her dry food when I finally put up a damn baby gate to block my mom's fat, bitchy cat from entering her territory.

u/SplotchyCOWS · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I'm sure your puppers is fine, most dog enjoy or need a trick to be granted their meals but they are making these dishes now that are stimulating for them. Like this:
JASGOOD Dog Feeder Slow Eating Pet Bowl Eco-Friendly Durable Non-Toxic Preventing Choking Healthy Design Bowl for Dog Pet Stop Bloat Bowl

u/micrographia · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

There are many products designed to slow down dogs eating so I googled for dogs drinking and it turns out many dogs have the same issue as yours and there are products to slow them down! There are several different styles: Slow-Down Pet Water Bowl, Dogit Slow Anti Gulping Bowl, I feel like something like this would work too.

EDIT: Just realized I was on /r/Dogtraining and not r/dogs and you were asking for reshaping behaviors not other solutions. Sorry I need sleep! I'll leave this up in case anyone is searching for the same thing.

u/toadstyle · 1 pointr/DobermanPinscher

Ive used this with good results.

u/striving_forthestars · 1 pointr/beagle

Growing up I had two beagles, and we used a bowl like this one here. Also, we would water down half the kibble so it was kinda soft/mushy and then mix in the hard half, and that seemed to help too.

u/T--Frex · 1 pointr/dogs

We have a Snap'y fit which is way more secure than the hoop. The lip of the bowl literally snaps into the semi-circle and it is actually a huge pain to get out, haha. You have to tug directly out super hard, pushing down/up doesn't do much.

u/plb49 · 1 pointr/funny

Needs this, seriously!

u/sydbobyd · 1 pointr/dogs

My dog likes to play in her water bowl sometimes. A slobber stopper type bowl might help you.

u/Spiffaru · 1 pointr/ferrets

I bought two of these - they're game changers.

Living World Lock and Crock Dish, 20-Ounce

u/AntaresiaMaculosa · 1 pointr/Boxer

I use this bowl to slow down my boxer mix:

It looks like there are also some other options for bowls like that, like this one:

u/fluttershy123 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats! Purple Penguin

Under $15 my puppy's bowls are currently on the floor and I can tell he doesn't like extending his neck to drink and eat food.

Cheap item for $1.13

u/OmegaSeven · 1 pointr/aww

So like one of those bowl lift things for large breed dogs that have back and neck issues?

Like this:

u/stealthysocks · 1 pointr/pugs

Thanks for the replies. These are all the things we bought so far:





I think I'm going to buy a harness and cage in person because I want to make sure its the right fit.

Oh and here's a picture of the little guy :)

u/lapagecp · 1 pointr/snakes

Consider getting something like this. You can pick your size. They are relatively cheap. Hard to tip over and I think they are an attractive solution.

Ethical 5-Inch Stoneware Crock Dog Dish

u/shadeybee · 1 pointr/puppy101

for the water bowl get something like this:

lifesaver. i took out the floating part + put a stainless steel bowl inside just to make it easier to clean.

also just wait til you get into shiba adolescence. goodluck. !

u/LorraineRenee · 1 pointr/puppy101

I got it on Amazon for $5. It's an add-on item, but they sell larger ones that come with Prime shipping for about $10. It's great! No more spills in the crate!