Sheltie Planet

Slow Feed Dog Bowls

Brain Training for Sheltie Dogs

Does your Sheltie eat too fast? Does he suffer bloating and hiccups after meals? Slow down Mr Gobble Guts with a slow feed dog bowl.

When our Sheltie, Howard, was just a little puppy he used to graze on his kibble all day long.

But as soon as we got Piper, the competition was on!

Imagine our surprise when we fed the dogs that first night. What ensued was a 20-second frenzy of snarfing and gobbling, followed by hiccups, burps and bloating.

Gross! But having a dog that eats too fast is more than a passing annoyance. Your dog will also suffer from:

  • Bloating - by vacuuming up his food, your Sheltie also swallows a lot of air, which causes stomach bloating and hiccups.
  • Digestion - by swallowing without chewing, your Sheltie is missing out on the first stage in the digestive process and is more likely to regurgitate or vomit.
  • Dissatisfaction - by eating and chewing slowly, your dog will feel fuller and more satisfied after a meal.

The Simple Solution

The first slow feed bowl was created by vets for sick and obese dogs. It promotes slower eating to prevent bloat, regurgitation, overeating and obesity.

Slow feeders work by making it physically impossible for your dog to wolf down his food. The maze and spiral designs mean your dog has to eat around the obstacles, causing him to pause and chew more frequently.

It's an amazingly simple solution that brings about healthier digestion and eating habits for your Sheltie. I recommend the bestselling Outward Hound on Amazon:

Try it and see the difference it makes to your dog's competitive eating habits!

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Author Bio

Becky Casale is a writer and science student. She has two Sheltie babies and two human babies who all smell like popcorn. See her Pet Owner's Guide to Shelties and her illustrated blog Science Me.

The Pet Owner's Guide to Shelties by Becky Casale