Best dog feeding & watering supplies according to redditors

We found 710 Reddit comments discussing the best dog feeding & watering supplies. We ranked the 313 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Dog Feeding & Watering Supplies:

u/ScorpiusDelphinus · 221 pointsr/AnimalsBeingDerps

Looks like this Pet water fountain

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/ztaag · 91 pointsr/AbsoluteUnits

Link please! Last time I looked for a product like this they all looked terrible. Edit: nvm looks like I just didn't want to spend $300 for two feeders. This looks pretty great though: SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder

u/RejoyceBerkzz · 54 pointsr/funny

Here I found it out of curiosity

Edit: Whoever Gilded me, you have made my day! Thank you.

u/Slojah · 43 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

I use these Dog Waterer

u/MikeyMet · 41 pointsr/gifs
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/panniculus · 37 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Here's what I've picked up for christmas gifts so far:

  • Husband: Nintendo Switch, Zelda and Mario; and a microwave popcorn popper with a variety of popcorn kernels
  • Mom: Kate Spade handbag from the surprise sale
  • Dad: Chipolo Classic 4-pack
  • Every parent and stepparent in my husband's family: 23 and me ancestry kits
  • Brother in law: Books (his request)
  • BFF: She requested bright, cute and practical kitchen accessories so I got her this sponge caddy, blue le creuset salt and pepper shakers (acquired locally), these tea bag holders, this cast iron trivet and this spoon rest.
  • Work friends: These are more like gag gifts that make more sense if you know the people-- but I got one guy a blind box from an aquarium-themed cat hat collection and another guy a fidget pen.
  • Dog themed secret santa: This was a pretty high budget exchange that I took part in this year. My recipient has a blind dog so I got her a snuffle mat, a giant bone and I found a company on aliexpress that literally has someone HAND-PAINT whatever image you want onto canvas and mail it to the US for like $20. So I ordered a painting of a modern pop art style greyhound. It hasn't arrived yet though.

    Still need to arrange a low budget work group secret santa, pick out some liquor for my boss, a nice candy set or something for some of our support staff downstairs and maybe something more personal for each of my in-laws-- I did find a beautiful painted glass Turkish bowl for my MIL but I'm at a loss for the others.
u/MeowsAllieCat · 30 pointsr/aww

You might want to invest in an auto-feeder. I used to feed the cat her breakfast at 7 am. She assumed, "When mom wakes up, I get food! Therefore I must wake her as early as possible, for I hunger greatly." I ordered this auto feeder from Amazon & set it to go off at the regular time. It took her a while to realize that I don't HAVE to be awake for food to happen. She still sometimes wakes me up early on weekends just because she's an asshole. But it has helped a lot!

(Also, she figured out how to pry the lid off and gorge on 6 meals. She is not very smart sometimes, but where food is involved she's goddamn Einstein, given enough free time. I had to add velcro straps, which were still not quite sufficient. Eventually I upgraded to a bigger, more secure, more complicated auto-feeder. But if your cat's not a relentless food monster, it should work!)

u/CataclysmicKitten · 26 pointsr/cats

This is the one that I use for my fluffy monster! He used to wake me up at 6 am begging for food, so I quickly bought an automatic feeder and put a stop to that.

I really like this one because you can program it to whatever times you want. I have mine set to go off three times a day so he gets plenty of small portions without throwing a fit about it. it also is pretty durable and Nero hasn't been able to break into it for the food.

u/Cal_From_Cali · 24 pointsr/funny

This is why I bought a bowl that rotates.

So he can be mad that he ate all his food, but in 6 hours while i'm at work, there's the next portion.

Of course, he learned how to rip part of the lid out, so he could get to the food early. And he learned how to steal food from the next bowl over.

So it's only a 4 portion feeder for me, but it works to stop the 2am wakeup call for food.

u/Vio_ · 23 pointsr/funny

You could get a bowl that has a food timer on it. Once it hits the right time, it slides open and feeds the cat when you're not around.

u/poopies4lyfe · 20 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm a dog fanatic, so here is a list of awesome dog supplies for under $25, for those interested!
-[vet wrap] ( for any time you need to help your dog with his/her boo boo.
-[large chuck it ball] ( that my puppy is addicted to.
-[topical spray] ( to help with your doggos minor cuts.
-[slip lead] ( for quick trips outside.
-[Kong Zoom Groom] ( for brushing out those thick double coated pooches without tearing the coat or scratching the skin.
-[treat pouch] ( for those fun training sessions!
-[large pet waterer] ( so you don't have to keep filling up a bowl.
-[Kong Wobbler] ( for those really fast eaters.
-[Herm Sprenger Prong Collar] (, an excellent training tool for beginner and higher level dogs when used properly.
-[Red Barn dog food roll] (, great training treats, and you can cut them up into any size you want to.
Let me know if you want more!

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/Duke_Phelan · 18 pointsr/Catswhoyell

Ugh, ours did that so we purchased a timed feeder. It popped open around 4:30am, problem solved. It also had the added benefit for when we went to 100% wet food, we could stretch out the feedings before our sitter needed to come by when we were out of town.

u/shagreddit · 17 pointsr/funny

I've raised a St.Bernards in Texas. The tub is cool. Instead of a dog bed get him a big piece of linoleum he can sprawl out on some where.
My dog (Bernie, short for bernard) had a dog house inside the garage. I decked it with linoleum and added a window unit ac. Wish I had pics. He loved that little house. I rigged one of these bad boys to a water cooler in the corner for him, he could lick it and get ice cold water whenever he wanted. He could kill a five gallon bottle in a few days during the summer.

u/HairySquid68 · 14 pointsr/videos

this is the model, but I can't find one currently available

u/carry_on_phenomenon · 13 pointsr/Dogtraining

Oh Lordy I have a ton...I'll try to categorize them...

Best for Puppies
These are all easy toys that dispense a lot of kibble with very little movement. Perfect for baby puppies or really low-confidence dogs. These can also be upgraded in difficulty later by stuffing them with wet food and freezing, or stuffing with a large, hard to extract treat (like a slice of lunchmeat).

  • PetSafe Busy Buddy Twist 'n pain in the ass to fill if you put more than half a cup of food in it, but it's a great "intro to puzzle toys" for a dog that has never had to work for food before. Also very easy to clean.
  • Soda Pup Coffee Cup...representative of a whole genre of "rubber toys with large holes" that make great easy kibble toys or challenging stuff and freeze toys. Some other toys in this genre are the Kong and the West Paw Toppl. I like the Soda Pup ones best because they have higher capacity and a flat bottom.
  • Planet Dog Orbee Tuff Snoop...pretty easy by itself with kibble, can be made more challenging by stuffing a Mazee ball in the large hole.
  • Plastic Milk Jug...or a water bottle, raid your recycling bin. You'll have to supervise to make sure your puppy doesn't shred and eat the jug, but it's a relatively easy and fun (and free) enrichment item. Another puzzle toy you may find in your recycling bin is a cardboard box filled with paper balls. Sprinkle some treats in the box, fill with the balls, and let your dog forage around in your DIY ball pit.

    Easy Rollers
    These basically just dispense kibble by rolling. Not particularly complex, but good for the dog that prefers to solve puzzles by brute force.

  • IQ Treat Ball...this toy takes the longest to empty out of all my toys, but it is way too freaking small and loud as hell on my hardwood at 6am. Really easy to fill and clean though, as it comes completely apart.
  • Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball...a lot quieter but it empties faster and isn't as easy to fill (or clean).
  • Kruuse Buster Cube...this one is also ungodly loud, but it takes a good while to empty despite the fairly consistent payoff per roll. It's a cube (but they also make a spherical one) and the insides have a few baffles to keep kibble from just falling out.

    These require a more finessed rolling motion to empty, so they're the next step up from just batting a toy around.

  • PetSafe Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble...more of a wobbler/roller hybrid. Surprisingly time-consuming for how huge the holes are, and it gets an A+ for filling and cleaning. Unfortunately my GSD knows how to unscrew it, so it's not much of a challenge for him.
  • Starmark Bob-A-Lot...lots of ways to adjust the difficulty on this one, which is nice. I had a foster chew the yellow piece off of mine, but it still works well.
  • Kong Wobbler...pretty standard toy, I actually do not have one of these but I know a lot of people that like them. They're available at big box pet stores which is nice.
  • Nina Ottosson Pyramid...very similar to the Kong Wobbler, but the hole is in a more difficult location. Good toy but the bottom could use more counterweighting for the wobble action.
  • PetSafe Busy Buddy Magic Mushroom...really good wobble action, but for some reason it's common for dogs to try and chuck this one down the stairs and break it. I've heard of a few dogs doing this, including my GSD. I have no idea what about this toy screams "fling me down the stairs!"

    Complex Action Toys
    These need movement in more than one direction (or very specific movement) to get kibble out of, which makes them pretty challenging.

  • PetSafe Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug...this toy is hard to learn but easy to master. Once your dog figures out the mechanism it doesn't last long. Also that rope gets SUPER GROSS.
  • Nina Ottosson Board Games...I don't personally have any of these because my dogs cannot be trusted with small parts, but I've heard people say good things about them.
  • Trixie Mad Scientist...this toy is cool because the dog has to learn to spin the tubes slowly or centripetal acceleration holds the food in. Good exercise in impulse control. I had a DIY one for awhile but my dogs decided to brute force this toy.

    Soothing, Low Energy Toys
    Along with the stuff n' freeze toys, these are good for dogs on crate rest or who need some extra help relaxing before bed.

  • Snuffle Mat...great toy for activating a dog's foraging instincts and calming their minds. This is a good DIY project, or you can get extra lazy and chuck a bunch of food into the grass for nature's puzzle toy.
  • HyperPet cats eat their wet food from the orange kind ("buddy"), and my dogs use the green kind ("soother") with some PB or cheese as a distraction during grooming. You can spread a thin layer of something tasty on them and freeze for a long-lasting treat that promotes the calming behavior of licking.

    My dogs (and cats!) eat all their food out of puzzles so I am constantly on the lookout for new challenges! I'd be happy to provide more details on any of the toys I have, or buy and review any toys people have been wondering about :)
    EDIT: btw this Jackson Galaxy Asteroid is my favorite cat puzzle toy. They really need to make one for dogs because it is kinda quirky with its bounciness and super quiet.
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/AddChickpeas · 12 pointsr/Showerthoughts

If your dog likes sniffing around and foraging, you should look into a snuffle mat! I have a super smell driven pupper and she loves it. Meal time taking 10-15 minutes is great and exercising her sniff senses definitely chills her out a bit.

That said, if you have the type of dog that will immediately search for the fastest way to get the food, you might need to teach them to use by starting with only 5-10 pieces of kibble. I'm sure my lab growing up would have realized flipping it over is the fastest way to get the food if we just dumped food on it.

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/cookieleigh02 · 10 pointsr/Pets

I had the same problem with my cat and (overweight) dog. My cat abnormally has a bit of a fear of heights, and won't eat if his food is off the ground. The only way I solved it was by purchasing an RFID pet feeder. It was expensive but has worked extremely well. You place a small chip/tag on the pets collar that the bowl is for, and the lid on the bowl only opens when the animal wearing the collar is near enough to eat. Once they move away, the lid closes and the other pets can't get at the food. I have this one, but there are other more economical options.

u/JBB_Alien · 8 pointsr/videos
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/CoGa · 8 pointsr/funny

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

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/flippant_gibberish · 8 pointsr/dechonkers

I have 3 of these and I highly recommend them.

u/thinking_space · 8 pointsr/CatAdvice

What's it worth to you? Microchip pet feeder

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/cojohnso · 7 pointsr/Chonkers

The cat food feeder that reads chips - 3 cats all on separate diets! u/tistonyofist

Amazon: Surefeed Selective Feeder

Edit: Vet recommended this when my cat was eating the kittens’ food & she chonked up fast. Would highly recommend!

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/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/bolivar-shagnasty · 6 pointsr/puppies

This thing on Amazon is about $3.

They're great and make it easier for them to drink.

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/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/tastesharibo · 6 pointsr/aww
u/spaacesoul · 6 pointsr/CatTraining

There are a couple things you can try, depending on their level of stubbornness. You can try to stick it out and keep ignoring them, but 6 is pretty early in the morning, and it drove me crazy when my cat did that lol.

As previously suggested, you can put tape or some other deterrent on the door. Aluminum foil is a good choice, or you could get a citrus scent to spray on the door, as most cats don't like that smell. A pheromone spray may also be effective. You can switch up their feeding times so they don't know when to expect food, but that can be difficult especially if you are forgetful or have scheduling conflicts.

The last thing that I tried, and what worked for me, was to buy an automatic feeder. I got this one from amazon for about $40, but you may want a different one since you have multiple cats. It took about a week for my cat to realize that food no longer comes from me, so he doesn't wake me up early in the morning to ask for it anymore. He now sits patiently by the feeder for about an hour prior to it opening and doesn't bother me at all.

I hope this helps!

u/areraswen · 6 pointsr/aww

You're going to see that with every feeder, because sometimes cats are just fucking determined. I got one that has six individual slots that rotate and the lid has an opening just big enough for one compartment. It minimizes the amount that the cat can get into-- you're never going to be able to keep it out of the food entirely, but this minimizes the collateral damage to one compartment instead of just all the food in the machine.

Here's the feeder that I got

If you do get it, make sure you read all the reviews about how to program it, because it's kind of confusing. And of course, most of the reviews say that their cat can get into the initial compartment. But it's better than most of the gravity based ones.

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/sassypants55 · 6 pointsr/CatAdvice

Try microchip food bowls. They unlock when the cat with the programmed microchip approaches. You can have more than one pet on a bowl, so you could have one bowl for the heftier cat and one for the other two to share.

u/AggressionSsb · 5 pointsr/shittyreactiongifs

I found it but it seems in every video the water doesnt go as high. Maybe this is a high pressure hose or something in this gif.

u/disshortybtexan · 5 pointsr/aww
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/raydavis1776 · 4 pointsr/RedditInReddit

I think it’s this.

u/trose89 · 4 pointsr/videos

WTF $160? Are you just looking for ways to throw away money? You could jerry rig something with a cheap nozzle and two clip boards for like $30 + duct tape.

u/CynicKitten · 4 pointsr/AskVet

Feed them their meals separately - someone eats in a closed bedroom/bathroom/kennel/etc - twice a day.

There is another option (more expensive) - this feeder only allows the cat that it is programmed to to eat from it. You would program it to the underweight cat, so they can access the food freely but the overweight one cannot.

Have the vet calculate the underweight cat's daily caloric needs, which will help you with getting him back to his normal weight.

u/sugar13magnolia · 4 pointsr/ADHD

I’ve forgotten whether I did or didn’t feed my dog almost every day for the last 10 years, leading to all over the place food schedules for her (generally overfed). FINALLY I got around to looking for a cheap fix to it and found this thing on amazon! It’s ~9.50 and I have it ON the container of food so there’s less of a chance I’ll forget. It’s worked so so so well for me so far!

Dog Food Reminder

u/Wenge03 · 4 pointsr/WhatsWrongWithYourDog

A rescue local to me has started using things like


To slow down their fast eaters. Those are just the first that came up on amazon for an example BTW

u/YahtzeeDii · 4 pointsr/Dogtraining

Not the OC, but I've used the IQ Treat Ball and Omega Paw ball with success!

I also recommend a snuff mat, especially if you'd rather keep your floors kibble-free! Not necessarily recommending that specific brand of snuff mat as I think snuff mats generally work the same, just wanted to show you the product. :)

u/J-Brosky · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I would consider using a vittles vault pet food container. Its food safe and once your done with it you can always use it to store grain or other beer related activities.

u/BlueBG82 · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I've found the treat holders from Premier great. I've also used fanny packs.

Good luck with your training! What breed did you decide on?

u/StargateGuy · 3 pointsr/RATS

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

u/kilbasar · 3 pointsr/pics

My tabby is insanely pushy and vocal about getting food, and was really cutting into my slumber/sanity. I know it's possible to train cats to not do that, but good luck with that. The only real solution I know of is auto-feeders. Most of them suck and can easily be broken into by a smart/hungry cat, but there are a few good ones.

If you use dry food, get the Bistro. My girl is diabetic and can only do wet food, so I use the Qpets. Nearly every other feeder is defective in one way or another, but these two are great. Either way, just make sure the feeder itself is secured (I velcro to a wall).

After a while they'll learn that they get fed at precisely X o'clock by the robot, no matter how much they meow at the human, and mostly stop meowing.

u/theycallmeheisenberg · 3 pointsr/Pets

YES definitely this.

my cat was a big old chubber when i got her.... that and i was a pretty busy grad student at the time, i wouldn't always be home to feed her. got a $40 one off amazon that has been working for about 3 years now. the only thing i do is leave her dinner time one empty so that she can get some wet food in her diet but that is it!

this is my exact model

u/Dalismustache · 3 pointsr/BravoRealHousewives

Treat yourself to an automatic cat feeder. We've had this model for 2 years and it's great.

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/alex_moose · 3 pointsr/dogs

We have a very similar situation. After lots of experimenting, we finally settled on:.

  • [Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder] ( for our older, skinny cat so she can continue to free feed throughout the day and the fat cat can't get to the food.

  • Scheduled feedings of wet cat food in separate spots

  • Fat cat's kibble goes in a [FUNKitty Egg] ( or slow feeding bowl. If he's really hungry and willing to work for it he can get food. But it slows him down and has eliminated boredom eating.

    Use a cat calorie calculator online to look up the recommended calories for a cat 1-2 pounds less than him. Then figure out how much canned food, kibble and treats he gets each day to add up to that. Once he's almost at that target weight, look up the calorie level for a pound less and adjust the food accordingly. Repeat until you reach his ideal weight.

    Don't just calculate calories for his ideal weight starting now - too rapid of weight loss is harmful to them.

    Also, add in some vigorous play time, preferably before each meal since that mimics the natural cat life of hunt-eat--groom-sleep. The exercise will help him get in shape and burn off calories. He may be able to go less than a minute initially, but you should be able to build up. I highly recommend [Da Bird] ( It's far better than other wand toys; I've never met a cat who wasn't excited by it.
u/Soupfortwo · 3 pointsr/bengalcats

My vet recommended this website for food questions. It's pretty ghetto design but it should give you all the info to figure out how much food he should be eating and what kind. It's nutrition so you'll have to take your time reading it because dem calories aren't the only consideration. That will solve the question about volume of food he should have. Obviously check with you vet about whatever plan you develop first. To give some perspective my female bengal is a month younger and ~2.7kgs, your male has another ~2kg to go till he's at the average ~5.5kgs and males are typically bigger then females. You do not want to starve a kitten either, you can address the weight when he's fully grown and you will notice if he begins to become a total chonker. Keep in mind he could just be a much larger cat then his parents.

You can give the second cat an RFID enabled bowl so only the female can eat from it. No sense in the second cat developing food anxiety as well. Here's an example, but honestly feed free to find one that suits your budget/needs

The lack of activity for a bengal is weird but not unheard of. I'd bring that up with the vet. For now enjoy the quiet, my female is full of turbo charged jelly beans at all hours. I have to run her up and down the hallway daily, and if I'm home take several play breaks to help her wear down.

u/PunkAssBabyKitty · 3 pointsr/PetAdvice

First, thank you for putting all the info about the cats!

Watch Jackson Galaxy's My Cat From Hell videos if you haven't watched them already.

In the video both have their tails up so they seem confident. Have they had a chance to sniff each others butt? Sometimes it creates an awkward relationship if they can't get a good sniff of them.

We have 2 that will lay within a foot of each other and eat next to one another one minute and then stalk each other 5 minutes later.

This is what we use to keep cats on their own food.

SureFlap -Sure Petcare - SureFeed - Microchip Pet Feeder - Automatic Pet Feeder Makes Meal Times Stress-Free, Suitable for Both Wet and Dry Food

u/1jl · 3 pointsr/dechonkers

Just buy one of these

That what we had to do, microchip sensor, skinny kitty eats at own pace when it wants without fear of chonk eating all the food. Chonk has to eat food when it's put in only his bowl.

u/PhotonicEmission · 3 pointsr/functionalprint

Thats so much simpler than the sign my room mate bought:

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/Kmille17 · 3 pointsr/dogs

This isn't a puzzle toy, but we feed our dog using a snuffle mat. It slows her dinner down from 5 seconds to 5+ minutes, her poops have gotten better, and it has the same kind of energizing/entertaining/mental stimulus factor.

u/Aubi_the_Corgi · 3 pointsr/puppy101

Kongs are the simplest and its really easy to "level up". Start by just putting in dry kibble, then wet kibble, then freeze the wet kibble and seal up the big hole with yogurt or peanut butter. Then you can layer it so its frozen wet kibble, cheese, kibble, yogurt, kibble, peanut butter etc. It'll start taking longer and longer to get everything out. My pup loves the Kong Wobbler too! Not only does it tire him out, but it spreads out his meal so he doesn't eat it as fast. Same with the IQ ball. The puzzle board was great for awhile but then got too easy for him. Snuffle mats are pretty easy to DIY too if you don't want to fork over the money to buy a real one.

u/LastDitchTryForAName · 3 pointsr/gifs

Puzzle toys are great too. Kong Wobbler, The Foobler, and Snuffle Mats are great options. You can make your own snuffle mat pretty easily.

u/OobieGnew · 3 pointsr/astoria

I recently used a great cat sitter named Susan after I posted on this sub looking for a female sitter. (She was actually my friend's cat sitter; I didn't get any leads from my post.). I don't know her policy or schedule but she seems really accommodating so you could send her a message and see what she says!

Here's the link to her profile on Rover:

If you haven't signed up for Rover before (I hadn't either), you can use this link
and get $20 off your first booking (full disclosure: I would also get a $20 credit!)

EDIT TO ADD: Also, [I bought these automatic feeders for wet or dry food] (
a couple years ago and they changed my life. I highly recommend them to anyone! You can set up to 48 hrs in advance, and if leaving out wet food for more than 12 hours I refrigerate or freeze it ahead of time so it won't get gross.

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/jab121212 · 2 pointsr/husky

Live in South Texas with a Husky.


We have one of these on the backyard faucet:


She knows where water is if she needs it. In March or April I'll go buy 10 of those blue kiddie pools at Walmart. They last about 10 days each with water in them for her to self cool down when she wants.


She has also dug out a little area so she can go sleep under our deck and the storage shed in the back yard. I am actually amazed at how cool it is under the deck during the summer.


She will also come in whenever she wants as I work from home and enjoy her sleeping next to me while I work during the day.


Walks are reserved for the morning hours. I've gone barefoot in 100 degree weather and burned my feet. I don't need her to have burned pads.


She has never told me that she is uncomfortable, but I don't see signs that she ever has been.


If your plan though is to have your husky as an outside dog all day long with no shade and limited water I'd suggest just watch videos on youtube and skip adopting any living animal.

u/mdeckert · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Vittles Vault Outback 15 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container seal and stack nicely. You could get base malt in 10 lbs increments. With that batch size and no mill, you’re not going to get to buying full sacks, which is where the price changes.

Probably you should subscribe to homebrewfinds, get familiar with the average per pound price of malts you like and typical shipping prices and then watch for deals.

u/Sieberella · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oberon looks like a pimp! I love that picture lol. I think this is a great thing to have for a big or smaller dog, it's perfect if you're going on a long walk or just running around town and need quick access to water!

Here is one of our first pictures of Koda once we got him home. That was a rough homecoming lol. He was very mean and had horrible separation anxiety. Now he's much better.

u/saracuda · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Some of these are probably things you've already thought about, but here is my list.

Please visit /r/puppy101 !

u/773-998-1110 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

You could possibly use a vittles vault, lots of homebrewers use them for bulk grain storage and it appears that a mill would fit on top without much issue.

Something like this maybe?

u/veloshots · 2 pointsr/GoRVing

We use a bin with a lid that twists to get open and closed. It keeps food from spilling, ever.

u/harrisdude9 · 2 pointsr/soylent

I use one of these, mix up about 10 days worth of powder at a time, add liquids and blend the day of. It works pretty well, takes about a minute to do every day.

Its a pet food container, but its airtight and food grade plastic

u/Bearded-and-Bored · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

The weirdest thing I did was turn a dog food container like this into a brew cube so it would fit in my fridge for lagering. It was a brand new container with an airtight screw on lid. Just drilled holes for an airlock grommet and a spigot. Looks funny, but works great.

I also turned my mini fridge into a lagerator by removing the freezer compartment and moving the chill plate to the side so I had enough room for a bucket. Got a temp controller from amazon to regulate it, and it works like a charm.

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/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/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/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/tomchuk · 2 pointsr/somethingimade

My Mastiff drools so much when he drinks that thing would be full of something the consistency of watery jello within a day. On the other hand, this thing has been a total lifesaver. Only took 20 minutes to teach him how to use it.

u/essdeekay · 2 pointsr/Pets

I think I have an unbranded version of this one. We bought it direct from the manufacturer on eBay years ago and it doesn't have a logo but I think this one is it.

I hope it helps :)

u/cdca · 2 pointsr/BeardedDragons

A bit of pre-planning can help. When I'm out for a few days, I prepare small pots of phoenix worms that my housemate just needs to empty into the bowl once a day. They don't need dusting, so they're super simple. If you can't get anyone to help, maybe get something like this?

For longer holidays, you'll need to bathe your beardie and clean out its tank, so maybe get a friend or sitter who knows what they're doing to help for a day or two during your holiday.

u/Wishyouamerry · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I have one of these\

It works pretty well - a little annoying to program, but if you read the reviews for hints and tips you'll figure it out pretty quickly. I never used the message recording feature, though. I actually forgot that was even an option until just now.

u/MooMaddy · 2 pointsr/cats

I have two cats and they stopped ripping up the carpet once we got them a cat tower. They probably weren't as destructive as your cats though.

I had the same problem with one of our cats wanting food really early so I bought this and it seriously changed my life. Now the cat hears the feeder (I programmed it to call his name) and he gets to eat and comes back and sleeps quietly. He usually is a terror when he's hungry: knocking things over, sitting on faces, walking on me when I'm sleeping. I don't rely on the feeder to actually feed them, I still give them a meal of dry food after I get up and some wet food before bed.

u/ladyarwen4820 · 2 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

NTA- I had the same issue with my cat, except he started doing it earlier and earlier on weekdays too! My cat was a food hound, and I felt like more auto feeders would overfeed him, so I got one where I could control the amount of food he got. It worked wonders! I still feed him his dinner every night, so he knows that I still love him.

Try this feeder style

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/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/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/Theral · 2 pointsr/mainecoons

We had the same problem with our two kitties. One is almost 3 kg heavier than his brother and was eating way too much, so we got two of these.

They're a bit pricey, but are perfect for this situation as they only open when the registered microchip is within distance of the feeder. If the fat one tries to bully his way in, the flap will slide shut and force him out. They each get their portion in the morning and can "free feed" from their own dish all day. :)

u/Akajou01 · 2 pointsr/france

Alors ça ira très bien.

u/_halofire · 2 pointsr/cats

Something like this cat feeder

u/Miss_Lethe · 2 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

I dunno the design seems pretty solid but it doesn’t hurt to try and build a better mouse trap.

SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder

u/Karzons · 2 pointsr/Lightbulb

"Rfid pet feeder"
>Designed for multi-pet homes to stop pets stealing each others’ food

u/ZubinJohnson · 2 pointsr/cats

You could look at feeding them in different rooms. Alternatively, you can get a cat slow feeder for the bolder one and it would make him work for the food and focus on his own meal a little longer.

And if it stays a big problem and you have budget, checkout the innovative SureFlap Surefeed feeder. It is designed specifically for the purpose:

u/crick2017 · 2 pointsr/cats

You could look at feeding them in different rooms. Alternatively, you can get a cat slow feeder for Felix and it would make him work for the food and focus on his own meal a little longer.

And if it stays a big problem and you have budget, checkout the innovative SureFlap Surefeed feeder. It is designed specifically for the purpose:

u/show_me_ur_fave_rock · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

If you can afford it, get these.

If you can't afford it, just feed them a controlled amount twice a day when you're home.

u/LetsGoBuyTomatoes · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

yeah, but theyre not exactly cheap lol here u go!

here is a review, it really looks like such a good solution for cats with special diet needs, it kinda sucks that its so expensive lol

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/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/jasybar · 2 pointsr/BorderCollie
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/atlantisgate · 2 pointsr/dogs

Best way to get her to stop begging is to stop rewarding the begging with food - which can be hard in a family where multiple people are responsible for feeding the dog and obviously nobody wants to make sure her dinner gets skipped!

I'd recommend finding some sort of tool that works for your family. A fridge magnet like this, a group text message every night, moving her bowl to the top of the food container to signal she's been fed, etc. It just has to be something everyone will use consistently.

u/katiejaguar · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love this ottoman though it is a bit above the price range.

On the cheaper side, i love little things to make your house feel like home:

-this sponge holder

-this oven mitt

-a darling windchime

-or these helpful moms

EDIT: i also find this to be hugely helpful in my household!

u/spazzypecan · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

If you have a dog and live with people this is great but out of stock :( My dogs try to trick multiple people into feeding them.

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/iamAshlee · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Dogs need two types of exercise, physical and mental. Although what you are doing with him does have a lot of mental stimulation it's mostly physical. Spend some time every morning and evening doing some type of training, either a new trick, or reinforcing the things he already knows.

Also get toys that will keep his mind active. I feed my dog with this every evening. You could also try a Snuffle mat.

I've found that most dogs chew because they're either bored or they teething. Keeping them active both physically and mentally will help cut a lot of unwanted chewing. After that just keep consistent and when you find them chewing on something they are not supposed to chew give them something they can.

It's up to us to teach them what is or is not allowed, they eventually catch on, but sometimes it can take a bit.

u/hpekarov · 2 pointsr/AustralianCattleDog

Yeah he is on the smaller size. He weighs 23-25lbs depending on how much he eats that day haha. I also adopted him.
I put kibble sealed with some banana peanut butter mixture in a Kong a freeze it. I also use wet food occasional and freeze it as well. Takes him 15-20 minutes to finish the whole thing.
Look into a snuffle mat. I made my own using strips of fleece and a bar mat but you can also buy one on Etsy or Amazon.
My dog (surprisingly) does not try and tear or pull the fleece strips. I thought he would to try and get the food faster and because he will tear stuffed animals apart.

u/Shir0iKabocha · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I don't know how we lived without snuffle mats.

This is the best one you can buy that I'm aware of for meal feeding and regular use. We've had a couple for a long time and machine wash them frequently and they've held up beautifully. I personally wouldn't waste my money on a fleece one.

u/jpeezyyyy · 2 pointsr/puppy101

Not sure if this allowed couldn’t find anything in about section that prohibits sharing links but here ya go!

Nina Ottoson Outward Hound Dog Brick Treat Puzzle Dog Toy

PAW5: Wooly Snuffle Mat - Feeding Mat for Dogs (12" x 18") - Encourages Natural Foraging Skills - Easy to Fill - Fun to Use Design - Durable and Machine Washable - Perfect for Any Breed

The last thing we did was get tennis balls and a muffin tin, filled a few with treats and covered the muffin slots with the balls to have her sniff them out.

And the easiest is to hide treats and have her sniff them out throughout the house.

u/Its_Just_Chris_ · 1 pointr/ballpython

Use a deeper water dish like this one:


Will help keep humidity higher, give more room if your snek wants to soak and will keep substrate from being pushed into it constantly. I used to have the same dish as you use, it was a daily issue with something that shallow

u/Archaic_Oblivion · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

Regarding the waterer, they make attachments for standard hose fittings that essentially act as a simple drinking fountain for dogs (I'll leave a link to one below) Essentially it's just a nub then when dogs lick it moves a stopper enough for water to flow out, but not the other way, so I think someone would have a hard time putting poison back in. Combine that with a padlock on the other end of the tube like you've shown for filling, and it should be fairly tamper proof. My only concern would be stray dogs figuring out how to use it. I've seen my grandparents implement one of these with their dogs, but the dogs knew what it was and how to use it because they were shown. But, maybe the dogs deserve more credit.

"Lixit Original Dog Faucet Waterer"

u/thesobie · 1 pointr/stbernards

I had one of these before I moved, too, and they work pretty well:

u/The_Homestarmy · 1 pointr/airedaleterrier

These things are great for avoiding the mess without shaving the signature beard. Definitely worth the investment, in my opinion.

u/PhilosopherFLX · 1 pointr/tifu

May I recommend Lixit Original Dog Faucet Waterer As long as you can dedicate a water tap, you will never need to remember to fill a water bowl. Also don't have the source tap on full so it is easier for the cat to drink.

u/inmyotherpants79 · 1 pointr/CatsAreAssholes

We use this for food storage. Our youngest cat has... issues... with food and can worm into just about anything.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/dogs

If you have a TJ Maxx or Homegoods near you go there; they often have kibble-keepers at half the price of petstores.

We got a Gamma Vault there.

u/thearsenist · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I know absolutely nothing about lorises, however according to Wikipedia, they practice "infant parking" where they leave their young behind in nests with allergenic saliva coating them to discourage predators.

And this please!

u/mrniceguy421 · 1 pointr/shiba

Puppy class is the correct answer here.

Also, if your puppy is getting tired of the treats it sounds like you need to find a more high "value" treat (i.e. something that tastes better/is more appealing) and give smaller amounts. She is tiny right now so when rewarding/training she only needs a small piece to get the point across. Think about 1/4 the size of a dime for now and when she is older she can have bigger pieces.

If you dont already have one, get one of these. Very helpful and you will likely need it for training/socialization classes which, in my opinion, are essential.

Good luck!

u/jrossetti · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Not trying to criticize here.

Based off the size of loaves you got and your 1.25 quote , I'm guessing youre buying 5 pound or similar bags from your grocery store. You can actually be even MORE frugal!

Check this out.

25 pounds of flour for what you probably pay for 2 or 3 five pound bags at the store. We store them in back in containers like this. (We have one for sugar, salt, 2x of rice, bread flour, white flour, cereals and cat foods. They stack neatly on top of one another. This maked a batch of bread using 5 cups of flour much cheaper than when we were getting stuff from the grocery.

You should be able to get closer to 35 to .50 a loaf if you buy your yeast, flour, and shit in bulk.

u/morosco · 1 pointr/dogs

I have this one and love it -

It fits more than it looks like it would - the biggest one is up to 35 pounds. I keep it on a shelf in the closet, so I wanted something without wheels. It's very easy to open and close, is dog proof, and keeps the food very fresh.

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/powerrink · 1 pointr/aww

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

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/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/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/Hooterscadoo · 1 pointr/gifs
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/push_forward · 1 pointr/Zoomies

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

u/franscum · 1 pointr/GermanShepherd

Very cool just plug into a hose!

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/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/p_iynx · 1 pointr/aww

Oh no! Have you considered getting the dog a bowl that uses an RFID chip reader? The one I’ve heard of is called “SureFeed” but I’m sure there are others! It would keep the kitties out of his food :)

u/CrunchySushi · 1 pointr/dechonkers

They make a food bowl for this exact reason. This basically only lets one pet into the designated bowl. SureFlap Bowl Amazon Link

u/chubeccah · 1 pointr/cats

They have cat bowls that respond to collars on the cats and only open for those cats. Let me see if I can find a link.

I think this is the one I saw online. Hella expensive but if you don't mind dropping the cash I bet this would be a helpful solution. I've always wanted to get these because our dog eats the cats food, so we have to feed them on the kitchen table, but this is too much money for my taste.

u/AlexTakeTwo · 1 pointr/cats

Image: Pixie is confused about why she can't get into her sister Trixie's bowl any more!


For years, I've used the PetSafe automatic feeder to dispense kibble, because my last cat was a food-obsessed only cat and this was the only way to keep him from begging incessantly. When he passed away and I adopted new kitties last year, I continued using the same automatic feeder as they had no complaints about sharing a bowl. Unfortunately, it turns out that one of them will often not eat her share of kibble, and her sister will happily eat the extra, so a weight problem was developing. Enter the SureFeed Microchip feeder. I had been looking for options and ran across a mention of this here on Reddit, and as it will actually read an implanted microchip instead of requiring a collar, it seemed perfect for my needs, although pricey.


I ordered two feeders in early February, expecting to be able to start training the kitties right away. Unfortunately, I missed the teeny, tiny "batteries not included" note on the order page, and so due to weather issues and multiple Amazon delivery failures, it took nearly two weeks to get enough batteries for both feeders (I had enough for one but not both.) In the meantime, however, I decided to set the feeders up with the lid open, and at least start getting the kitties used to the new contraption. Fortunately, since they have a self-cleaning litter box and were eating from an automatic feeder, they're already used to small mechanical noises and just needed to get used to the new bowls.


The first thing I did was take the automatic feeder and large shared bowl out, then put the feeder contraptions in the same place inside the cabinet where the kitties eat. I opened the lids on both feeders, and set the bowls in front of them so the kitties could have a new bowl without having to stick their head into the smaller confined space at first. Once they got used to the bowls, I put the bowls in the feeders and left them with the lid open for another week. During this week, I would occasionally call the kitties over, and push the open/close button on the feeder with batteries to show the mechanism without having it be in the way of eating. Lots of "check this out, isn't it cool!" positive encouragement while doing so. Luckily my kitties are young, curious, and fascinated by movement so they got used to it pretty quickly.


After three weeks of eating in open feeders, yesterday I finally programmed each feeder to read the microchip from one cat. Luring the cats through the hoop was no problem, a couple of favorite crunchy treats dropped in their bowl did the trick for that. Then once the feeder was programmed and the lid closed, another round with crunchy treats to lure them through and show them that it would open for them when they moved their head through.


The first couple of hours with programmed feeders was a little bit dicey, mostly because extra-eating kitty was quite confused about why she could no longer eat from her sister's bowl, and also slightly worried about the bright green light reflecting behind the open lid of her feeder. A couple of times sitting with her an re-assuring her while she approached the feeder and ate took care of that, along with setting the lid to the maximum slow-close duration so she had enough time to approach, open, contemplate, and get comfortable to eat.


The biggest problem mentioned in the reviews is the ability for a second kitty to come over the open back of a feeder and steal food while the "authorized" kitty eats. Luckily mine aren't at the food-stealing stage yet, but now that I don't need a cabinet large enough to handle the automatic feeder, I'll be moving the microchip feeders into a small Kallax cube shelf so each kitty is in a walled-off section that her sister can't invade. Bonus for being able to store the kibble and supplies in the upper sections of the shelf. There is also a back cover available for sale for the feeder, although apparently they can't manage to keep that in stock as it keeps going "unavailable" on Amazon. The only other change I need is to order a second set of the stainless steel bowls for the feeder, the included bowls are plastic and based on past experience, plastic bowls often cause chin acne in cats. I'd prefer ceramic over stainless, but so far I can't find the right size/shape of ceramic bowl to use with it.


Overall, a pricey option for multiple kitties, but worth it to be able to control feeding portions without having to separate kitties or add more daily feedings or other sort of crazy additions to daily life. Open feeders twice per day, add appropriate amount of kibble, and done. (Supplemented with wet food, which is a whoooooooole other thing. Note, though, that the lid on this feeder closes well enough it could support feeding wet food instead of kibble if needed. )

u/Lazilox · 1 pointr/funny

/u/bakingbink we have the same problem in our house. It’s even more important as each cat gets different drugs each feeding. You might want to consider sure flap feeders ( to give each cat the appropriate “security clearance” for their food.

u/PloppyCheesenose · 1 pointr/engineering
u/Pguin15 · 1 pointr/cats

It's definitely something to consider. Microchip feeders are amazing to have for situations like yours. You can buy one that only your slower-eating cat can get into, so she can graze whenever she wants and your bigger guy can't get into it.

u/moqingbird · 1 pointr/cats

After resisting for ages due to the price i finally gave in and got one of these:
Totally worth it. The healthy cat eats fast and finishes his food so luckily i only need one (to stop him stealing the prescription food), but having used it i now think if needed i would happily bite the bullet and put a second one on my credit card. Not only does it keep other pets out, it keeps wet food fresh for longer which means the little parient is eating more of it and doing noticeably better.

u/helpful-egg-friend · 1 pointr/funny

We got this plastic slider chart for the dog which is a similar concept. It is a life changer in a house of 7 people. I just free feed my cat because he isn’t very food motivated.

u/hiddenworldphotos · 1 pointr/gifs
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/ClaraJustClara · 1 pointr/puppy101

I have a pup who occasionally gets in a picky mood so I got one of these wobbler feeding balls to mix up his mealtime routine.

If he still seems disinterested, sometimes I throw in one or two pieces of a small treat that I know he will smell and go after. It's a lot of fun to watch, too!

Edit to add: Since you mentioned that she sometimes eats it when scattered on the floor... have you looked into a Snuffle mat? They are basically small fringed rugs that the food "hides" in and they have to sniff it out.

u/Leviroo15 · 1 pointr/husky

This is the one we have, wouldn’t let me copy the link directly for some reason. They have all sorts available!

u/rubberduckie819 · 1 pointr/puppy101

I made mine out of a rubber sink mat and strips of fleece fabric. There's a link to the pre-made one

If you want to make one just google snuffle mat and you'll get like 15 different tutorials or videos about it!

u/lady-fingers · 1 pointr/Seattle

You could always order one from Amazon - this one has good reviews - and have it delivered to an Amazon Locker in the city for pickup.

u/sydbobyd · 1 pointr/dogs

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

u/maadison · 1 pointr/SeaWA

You can get a bowl that opens on a timer and set it to open a bit before you plan to wake up. Cat won't come wake you up.

These are pretty good. I set it up when I feed 'em dinner. Lots of fancier stuff out there too.

u/DullUselessDinosaur · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole


As for your wife's first 2 concerns, I use these less advanced feeders

You put one serving in, and it opens up and they can get that one serving, no way they can get extra food, and no way it won't give the right amount.

The other 2 concerns are kinda ridiculous, I'm sure your cat doesn't care or love you any less if literally 2/14 meals a week are from a feeder

Why is she okay risking him not getting the right amount of food when you're on vacation, but won't risk it twice a week lol

Edit: I guess people have already suggested these kind, whoops

u/audreywildeee · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

My friends have one of those:

You put food in it, turn the timer and ta-da!
You can hear the timer ticking so you know it still has batteries. And you can put only one meal per section.

u/kittysezrelax · -1 pointsr/AmItheAsshole


Have your roommates buy this and then be an adult who lives with other adults.

The Original - Did You Feed the Dog?

If you can’t imagine being helpful without getting something in exchange, ask them to take over a different chore, like taking out the garbage. You are sharing a household, and those dogs are a part of that household. If you don’t like that, move out. It’s absurd that you have the ability to feed them but are refusing to do without being payed.