This $6 feeder keeps pups from inhaling their food: 'He actually chews now'

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Make sure he enjoys every last bite. (Photo: Chewy)
Make sure he enjoys every last bite. (Photo: Chewy)

Who needs a vacuum when you have a dog?

No matter the size or breed, most pooches see their bowl fill up and instantly scarf the food down faster than you can tell them to slow down. While this is OK for some pups with tummies of steel, it can seriously hurt others. Dogs that swallow food too quickly also end up gulping a lot of air, which irritates their stomachs and might make them regurgitate their food.

Slow feeders force your pup to not eat their food like they’re competing in a Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest during dinnertime. They help aid in digestion and keep pups from swallowing air as they munch on their beloved kibble. Thinking of investing in one? Start your search with the JW Pet Skid Stop Slow Feed Dog Bowl — it’s on sale for just $6 (originally $11) at Chewy.

The feeder, which is available in three sizes, is made of stain-resistant plastic that’s easy to clean, and a durable rubber base that prevents sliding. The ridges inside the bowl make it trickier for your pup to gobble up his food, but not so difficult that it’ll frustrate him as he gets his fill.

Plus, over 1,100 shoppers (and their pets) love the feeder so much, they rated it an average of 4.2 stars.

Slow and steady, Buddy! (Photo: Chewy)
Slow and steady, Buddy! (Photo: Chewy)

“My Silky could pound down her food in less than a minute,” one shopper shared. “I’m not even sure she chewed! But, when she started eating with this dish she eats much more slowly, and the stomach problems have really diminished. Love the dish!”

“It slows him down enough he actually chews and finishes last now compared to other dogs,” says another shopper.

Some reviewers even use it for their cats:

“This holds the right amount of food for my three cats and makes my larger ones slow down so they don’t barf,” a pet parent noted.

“Bought this bowl in hopes of slowing down my cat who gulps mouthfuls of food then gags,” another added. “It works! Cat has to paw at kibble to eat it and it takes longer to eat thus stopping gagging. Also the rubber pads keep it from sliding around.”

If your dog loves to have a job, this feeder is perfect:

“My pin min LOVES this puzzle/slow feeder,” another shopper exclaimed. “He loves anything that gives him a challenge. I love it because now he doesn’t gulp down his food and has better digestion. And what’s better? The bowl doesn’t move!”

In short: Spot won’t be winning any speed-eating competitions, but that’s a good thing.

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