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The Best Dog Food Bowl for Fast Eaters- Brake Fast, Durapet and Auto Dog Feeders

Updated on July 15, 2011

Fast Eating Dogs

A dog that eats too fast is at risk of damaging it's health. There are many reasons why dogs rush when eating and there are many slow down dog bowls available. Brake Fast slow down dog bowls are the one my dogs use and the ones I would highly recommend. If your dog eats too fast and you want to slow his eating down then buy a Brake Fast dog food bowl.

Brake Fast are an award winning dog food bowl company based in Virginia, they started out designing dog food bowls to stop their own dogs eating too fast, the design was so effective it soon turned in to a successful business.

In this article we will explore reasons dogs eat too fast, health risks too fast eating dogs and the Brake Fast dog food bowl range.

Why Dogs Eat Fast

There are many reasons your dog will eat his food fast, most are learned behaviors that can be changed.

I own Labradors, they are very greedy dogs, they will eat until they burst if you let them. This does not mean that they are unable to learn too slow down when eating their food. Greed is one reason a dog will rush his food.

Puppies in a litter are often fed together, they are left to fight over the food, eating fast is a prerequisite to survival in the litter. Back when dogs were wolves in the wild; eating fast was the only way to guarantee you would eat that day, so again learned behavior.

If a dog is in your home and recognises you are the alpha male, the dominant one; he will often eat to fast for fear of you removing his food, the good news is that as these are all learned canine behaviors they can be undone with the help of a slow down dog food bowl.

Health Risk Too Fast Eating Dog

Like humans dogs take nutrition from food. A dog that is eating his food to fast is at risk of nutrition deprivation. In order to get the most from dog food he needs to be able too digest the food, swallowing food without chewing makes this much more difficult.

Fast eating dogs also run the risk of developing Gastric Dilation/Volvulus or Bloat as it is more commonly known, this is a very serious condition and can be fatal.

Bloat is a condition that is characterised by air in the wrong part of the stomach causing it to distend. This can mean the dogs stomach twists causing the dog to go into shock and can lead to death.


Bloat in Dogs

Brake Fast Dog Food Bowls

Brake Fast slow down dog food bowls can be made of plastic or metal and come in a range of sizes to suit all dog breeds. Key features of these dog food bowls are:

  • Plastic/Metal
  • Range of sizes
  • Non slip
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Hygienic
  • Promotes healthy eating
  • Dry dog food or canned
  • Tested and recommended by Veterinarians

Most importantly they are effective in slowing down fast eating dogs and are an inexpensive way of promoting health and nutrition in dogs.

Brake Fast Commercial

Slow Down Dog Food Bowls

Slow feed dog food bowls are not unique to Brake Fast, there are a number of other well respected suppliers of slow eating dog food bowls. A selection of these bowls are highlighted below, I cannot recommend them as I haven't used them but they do have good reviews.

Auto Dog Food Feeders for Fast Eating Dogs

Automatic dog food bowls or auto dog feeders as they are more commonly known are an effective way of slowing down a fast eating dog.

They are more expensive but can be used when you are not at home, they come in a range of styles and prices and offer the following benefits:

  • Control fast eating dogs
  • Dispense small amounts of food
  • Hygienic
  • Vet tested
  • Dispense dog food on a timer
  • Dry and wet dog food

The main point it they slow your dog down when eating, you can use the timer to allow small amounts of food to be dispensed, this will force the dog to eat over a longer period of time enabling better digestion of his food.

Slow Down Fast Eating Dog Food Bowls Summary

As you can see there is more to choosing a dog food bowl than simply buying the cheapest plastic bowl you can find in the store. If you would like to read a full review of dog food bowls you can visit my article Dog Food Bowls.

Fast eating dogs need to be helped too slow down. Slow eating dog food bowls are an ideal way of controlling your dogs eating habits. Choosing the right bowl for your dog is important to prevent unnecessary health problems.

If you enjoyed this article please read my other dog accessory reviews and share them with your friends.


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    • Aiden Roberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Aiden Roberts 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      They are suitable for cats too, they are great for helping pet's digest food properley.

      Thanks for dropping by.

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      Sam Kear 

      7 years ago from Kansas City

      I did not know such a thing existed. I could use one of these for my cat. He tends to eat too quickly sometimes.

    • Aiden Roberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Aiden Roberts 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks Angelllite,

      These dog food bowls really do work, one of my labs suffers with excess gas in his intestine and his bowl has made a real difference.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      7 years ago from United States

      Will definitely check out all of your articles. This one I'm sending to my daughter for her dogs!


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