Sunday, February 5, 2012
JW Slow Feed Bowl
When she was about 6 months old, my fiance had to give our chocolate lab the Heimlich maneuver. It was then that I knew we had to do something about how quickly she consumed her food. After researching solutions, I came across the concept of a slow feed bowl, which is a dog bowl designed to slow eating in order to prevent bloat and other digestive issues. There are several options available, but the one I ended up choosing was JW's Skid Stop Slow Feed Bowl. Their design of a bowl partitioned into four sections that the dog has to eat around appeared as if it would be the most effective way to slow my dog's eating. What a difference it made! She went from often retching after eating to peacefully licking her chops. If your dog is a quick eater, I would recommend using a slow feed bowl. Even if your dog isn't eating rapidly to the point of retching, a slow feed bowl can help prevent bloat, which is one of the leading killers of dogs. Using a slow feed bowl is a simple, inexpensive way to help protect your pup!