Every dog loves dinner time. For our furry friends, it’s probably their favorite time of day. How does your dog respond when you set the bowl down on the floor? Some dogs idly wander over and begin to eat slowly, taking breaks in-between their feeding.
However, some dogs can’t wait for the bowl to hit the floor and the millisecond that it’s in front of them, they rush to gulp down their food as quickly as possible. We call this kind of feeding behavior “greedy eating.”
Greedy eaters are a problem. Certain breeds, like the Cane Corso, are at risk of developing a condition known as “bloating,” if they eat too quickly. Bloating can lead to rapid death in many different breeds.
Fortunately, there’s a relatively inexpensive strategy you can use to ensure your dog doesn’t gulp down their food. A slow-feeder or puzzle bowl is an effective means of slowing down the rate at which your dog eats. Slow feeders and puzzle bowls come in different shapes and sizes for all breeds and sizes of dog.
A slow-feeder or puzzle bowl helps your dog save them from themselves when dinner-time comes around. Here are the top advantages of using these feeding systems.