This is an excellent product for pets on the go. We love that the bowls can be folded flat for a backpack or in the car. We don’t recommend for daily use as it doesn’t look to be as durable. The rings around the top are made of plastic and could crack with repeated folding/unfolding.
Best Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Slow feeder dog bowls are a great option for pups who are enthusiastic eaters. There are many shapes, sizes and types on the market, predominantly made from stainless steel, ceramic, plastic, or silicone. We’re a big fan of silicone and steel feeding solutions because they are durable, not as porous, and easiest to keep clean. When purchasing a plastic bowl you should ensure the plastic is non-toxic, phthalate-free, and BPA-free. Plastic bowls will need to be replaced more frequently as well as the plastic breaks down.
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when choosing the best slow feed dog bowl
STARUBY 2 Pack Collapsible Dog Bowl
5” bottom diameter
2.5” deep when expanded
0.7” deep when collapsed
Simply Pets Online Slow Feed Dog Bowl
JASGOOD Dog Feeder Slow Eating Pet Bowl
Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Feed Bowl
Large (11.8” diameter x 2.7” depth)
OurPets DuraPet Slow Feed Premium Stainless Steel Dog Bowl
Medium (9.5” diameter x 2.25” depth)
and Large (11.25” diameter x 2.5” depth)
Medium (5 cups)
Large (8 cups)
Decyam Pet Fun Feeder Dog Bowl Slow Feeder
Coodeo Slow Feed Dog Bowl for Small Dog & Cat
Dogit Go Slow Anti-Gulping Dog Bowl
Small (7.1” diameter x 2.5” depth)
Medium (8.7” diameter x 3” depth)
Large (10.8”diameter x 3.8” depth)
TechDutch Pet Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Foir Anti-Gulping Fun Feeder Slow Feed
The Company of Animals - Northmate Interactive Green 1 Feeder
Martha Stewart Slow Feeder Pet Bowl
large (8.7” diameter
large (15.6 fl oz)
AmazonBasics Dog Slow Feeder Bowl, “Tic Tac Toe”
ALL FOR PAWS Interactive Food Maze Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Hubulk Slow Feed Dog Bowl
ProSelect Dog Stainless Steel Brake-Fast Slow Feed Bowl
medium (10.5” diameter
large (13” diameter
medium (5 cups)
large (8 cups)
JW Skid Stop Food and Water Bowl Slow Feed
large (10.5” diameter x 3.25” depth)
jumbo (13.25” diameter x 4” depth)
large (3 cups)
jumbo (6 cups)
H&ZT Cloud Shape Pet Slow Feeder
Buster Dog Maze
large (16.5 x 15.8 x 2.8” depth)
large (3 cups)
Animal Planet Slow Feed Maze Feeder Bowl
large (14” diameter)
large (4 cups)
STARUBY Slow Feed Dog Bowl
Machao Dog Bowl Slow Feeder Food Bowl
large 10” diameter x 1” depth
large (2 cups)
Aikiou HEXA Dog Slow Feeder
AïKiou Dog Bowl Interactivity Feeder
x 2.8” depth
Mr Peanut’s Stainless Steel Interactive Slow Feed Dog Bowl
large (8.6” diameter
large (3.5 cups)
Kyjen Outward Hound 2874 Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder
Boomer N Chaser Slow Feeder Spill Proof Pet Bowl
Magisso Happy Pet Project Naturally Cooling Ceramics Food Bowl
medium (6.1” diameter
large (7.9” diameter
large (3 cups)
Outward Hound 3in1 Up Feeder Elevated Raised Slow Feeder
KINGSWELL 360 Degree Rotating Fun Feeder Slow Feed Dog Bowl
How to Choose a Slow Feeding Dog Bowl
What kind of food do you feed your dog? Most of these work well with wet food or dry kibble, but some may be better suited to a specific kind of food. What is the size of your dog in relation to the bowl? The length of his snout will play a big role in how effective these bowls are.
Consider the following about materials when choosing a bowl:
Ceramic bowls should be lead-free, smooth and free of any surface imperfections, chips or cracks
- Will need to be checked on an ongoing basis for chips and cracks in ceramic, because the material underneath the glaze is porous and can harbor bacteria.
- If bowl cracks or flakes, loose pieces of glaze or ceramic are dangerous if ingested by dog
Silicone feeders are typically mats or flat feeders, so if your dog is messy consider adding a stainless steel bowl or other tray to contain food.
- An excellent material for dog bowls, as it is an extremely stable compound and will not break down the way that plastic does.
Stainless Steel: Look for a bowl that does not have loose rubber components or powder coating.
- Non-porous, much more durable, not as attractive to chewers, Easy to clean and sanitize
- Corrosion and rust resistant
- Some dogs do not like metal bowls and they can be noisy
Plastic bowls should be high-quality, heavy-duty plastic listed as phthalate, BPA free. Cheaper plastic bowls may leach harmful chemicals and be more porous. These should be replaced more often.
Not every bowl will be right for every dog and it may be a trial and error process to find the right solution. You want to be sure that your dog is challenged and slowed down by the protrusions and obstructions in the design of the bowl, but that his skin is not irritated, he is not panting too hard or growing too frustrated where he either loses interest in his food or becomes destructive towards the bowl.
For this reason, we recommend either the stainless steel bowl, a silicone feeder (which can also be paired with a stainless bowl for containment), or a ceramic bowl. Plastic or ceramic bowls may be more suitable if you are seeking durability and the stainless bowls do not slow down your dog’s eating.