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SloDog No Gulp Pet Feeder - Review

Most dogs will gulp or swallow their meal in seconds as they would in nature as a pack animal. The big difference is that our domestic dogs no longer live in packs competing for their food, so your pooch ends up just gulping his entire meal down in seconds. 

Whilst gulping is just bad manners in humans, it can create serious medical problems for your dog! These medical issues range from minor complaints like stomach ache, indigestion and excess gas, to more serious ones like vomiting, life-threatening gastric bloat or twisted bowel. 

The SloDog No Gulp is the latest slow feeder on the market and it was designed right here in Australia. 



We have trialled different brands and styles of slow food pet bowls in the past: most slow feeders work by creating obstructions or a maze-like structure to make it more difficult for the dog to get to the food. Our dogs actually have to chase their food around the bowl in order to eat. There is no doubt watching them that this process can be frustrating, especially for our eager Malinois and it could cause stress or anxiety for some animals.

HOW DOES THE SLODOG NO GULP WORK?

SloDog is a unique approach to slow feeding or anti gulping. By changing from a bowl to a plate, a much bigger surface area is made available for your feeding dog. All the food is in plain sight and does not have to be chased around, thereby avoiding frustration. 

The device was designed to split one large meal into multiple mini meals, spreading the food into lots of small shallow pockets. Your dog simply eats one mini meal at a time. 
If your dog tries to eat from two pockets at a time, the food just falls from their open mouth. The plate will hold up to 2 cups (around 500ml).

With its unique design the SloDog invention is logical and simple. It was specially designed for relaxed no-stress feeding time. Testing has shown that using a SloDog No Gulp feeder can slow your dog’s food intake from a few seconds to many minutes!





OUR VERDICT

This slow feeder - like most slow feeder dog bowls we tested - works best with dry food so if you're feeding home-cooked meals or a raw diet exclusively, this device may not work as well for you.

Our opinion is that this device will work a lot better to slow down smaller dogs. We tested it a few times with both our Belgian Malinois and after a couple of sessions, it took them -with their very long tongues - less than half their normal time when they used the SloDog.

PRICE & WHERE TO BUY

RRP: $12.95
from www.worldforpets.com.au


You can choose from two bright colours: Pink and Orange.
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