Does your dog eat too fast? Do you want to make meal time more interactive and safe?
I have had a few dogs in my lifetime, and they all went through that inhaling food stage. The faster they eat, the less they chew, and this can lead to choking. When they swallow their meal in just a few seconds, they also gulp and swallow air, which in some breeds can lead to discomfort, gas, vomiting or bloat. I have a friend who had a frightening experience with her Golden Retriever who food bloated from eating too much food too fast...
The poor girl couldn't get comfortable, had a hard-as-rock stomach the size of a beach ball, and was making all those pained noises that make us as owners melt. A very expensive vet bill later, a much happier Golden is home again with my friend.
While this is one of the worst things that could happen from eating too fast, I know that none of us want a "surprise" to clean up a few minutes after dinner everyday (GROSS!). So, how do you get them to slllloooowww down?
Making the food less accessible is an option. Creating obstacles to prolong the eating period will force your dog to stop gulping air. Obstacles also force your dog to solve a problem and hunt for their food. Sometimes we just focus on taking our pets out for walks for their physical health and forget about exercising their brains too. Mental stimulation is just as important as physical exertion. Using interactive games will keep them content, slow your dogs eating habits and improve their mental health!
Northmate is a new company who aims "to create better lives for pets." Can't argue with that! They have come up with a new product to make meal time interactive!
The Northmate Green Interactive Dog Dish is the perfect solution for a dog that eats too fast or if you are just looking to make meal time interactive! Check out this video to see for yourself!
This feeder allows all dogs, small and large, to hunt for and push out their food between the many blades of grass. Plastic and dish-washer safe, you'll be making meal time safer and much more fun with this innovative new product!