DIY Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Last Updated on June 1, 2022 by ellen

Check out this DIY dog slow feeder bowl you can make to help your dog eat slower. This dog bowl is great for mental stimulation and for improving eating habits.

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Check out this DIY dog slow feeder bowl you can make to help your dog eat slower. This dog bowl is great for mental stimulation and for improving eating habits.

DIY Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

If you’re looking for a way to help your dog eat slower, this slow feeder dog bowl is a great option. This dog bowl is designed to make your dog work for their food, which can help improve eating habits and provide stimulation.

If you want to simply buy a slow feeder, I recommend this puzzle feeder.

What is a slow feeder?

A slow feeder dog bowl is a special food bowl designed to help dogs eat more slowly and mindfully. This type of bowl typically consists of obstacles or gaps that force your dog to take smaller bites while they eat, and it can also be used as a form of mental stimulation.

Some dog owners believe that using a slow feeder can also help prevent common dog eating problems, such as dog bloat or vomiting. Slow feeders may be the answer if your dog gobbles its dry food from its dog dish.

Slow feed bowls can help stop most dogs from eating too much food. When dogs gulp, it can be a choking hazard. So eliminating such eating behavior problems makes for a safer mealtime.

You may have also heard slow feeder dog bowls referred to as puzzle feeders. They are the same thing. They slow down the eating process to improve eating behavior which improves your pet’s health.

Check out this DIY dog slow feeder bowl you can make to help your dog eat slower. This dog bowl is great for mental stimulation and for improving eating habits.

Do slow feeders frustrate dogs?

Some dogs may initially be frustrated by slow feeder dog bowls. However, most dogs quickly adjust to eating from these special bowls and come to enjoy the challenge of finding their food.

Additionally, using a slow feeder bowl can help increase your dog’s stimulation and provide fun for you and your pet at mealtimes.

How do I make slow feeder bowls?

There are many different ways to create your own DIY slow feeder bowl for your dog. Some options include using toys like balls that can be stuck into the gaps in the bowl to make it more challenging or adding obstacles like PVC pipes. You can also simply use muffin tins to create small compartments for your dog’s food.

No matter what method you choose, start with a small amount of food so that your dog doesn’t get frustrated. You can gradually increase the amount of dry dog food in your dog’s bowl as your dog becomes more comfortable using the slow feeder bowl.

A DIY slow-feeder dog bowl is great if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to help your pet eat more mindfully. And with so many different ways to create one yourself, you can be sure that you’ll find the perfect design for your pet.

Check out this DIY dog slow feeder bowl you can make to help your dog eat slower. This dog bowl is great for mental stimulation and for improving eating habits.

How to use a tennis ball as a slow feeder

If you’re using a ball as a slow feeder, start by drilling small holes into the tennis ball. Next, place the food bowl upside down on a table and thread the string through the holes in the tennis ball. Tie it off once the string is threaded to secure the ball.

Now, place the food bowl right side up and fill it with your dog’s food. When your dog goes to eat, the ball will spin and dispense the food slowly, which will help them eat more mindfully.

Toys like tennis balls are great for slow feeder bowls because they can be easily removed when cleaning the food bowl. And with so many options for how you can create your own DIY slow feeder, you can be sure that you’ll find a design that’s perfect for your dog’s meals.

So if you’re looking for an easy way to help your pet eat more mindfully, consider making a DIY slow feeder dog bowl using a ball. It’s a fun and easy way to create a slow feeder that your dog will love.

a puzzle feeder with dry dog food in it

What is the best dog food for a slow feeder bowl?

No single type of dog food works best with a slow feeder bowl. Instead, the food you choose will depend on your individual dog’s needs and preferences. This natural dog food is one of our favorites.

Some good options include wet or raw dog foods, which may encourage your dog to eat more slowly while chewing their food. You can also try combining dry dog food with wet food or using small-sized kibble that your dog can easily pick up.

Ultimately, the best dog food for slow feeder bowls is the one that your dog will eat slowly and enjoy eating. If you want to simply buy a slow feeder, I recommend this puzzle feeder.

There are several slow-feeding bowls you can buy from pet stores. But, it’s really easy to make your slow feeders from a new dog bowl or an old muffin tin.

I think it provides more stimulation than a puzzle feeder. This is what you need to make an easy DIY slow feeder.

materials to make this craft project

DIY Dog Slow Feeder Materials

To make this DIY slow feeder dog bowl, you will need:

an epoxy tube on a plate

How to make your slow feeder bowl

  • Cut the tip off the ends of the epoxy. Then squeeze some out on a paper plate. You will need about a quarter-size dot amount on each side.

mixing epoxy

  • Mix the two well using the craft stick.

spreading glue on the back of a bowl

  • Use the craft stick to smear the mixture over the bottom of the small no-tip dish.

Check out this DIY dog slow feeder bowl you can make to help your dog eat slower. This dog bowl is great for mental stimulation and for improving eating habits.

  • Flip the dish over and place it in the center of the large dish. Set aside and allow to dry. I weighted mine down while drying with a jar of sauce.

Now that you know how to make your dog trainers, I hope you’ll try them at feeding time to see how your dog likes them.

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DIY Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Check out this DIY dog slow feeder bowl you can make to help your dog eat slower. This dog bowl is great for mental stimulation and for improving eating habits.

Check out this DIY dog slow feeder bowl you can make to help your dog eat slower. This dog bowl is great for mental stimulation and for improving eating habits.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty moderate

Materials

  • Large plastic dog bowl
  • Small no spill dog dish
  • Paper plate
  • Wooden craft stick
  • Epoxy

Tools

  • wooden craft stick

Instructions

  1. Cut the tip off the ends of the epoxy. Then squeeze some out on a paper plate. You will need about a quarter-size dot amount on each side.
  2. Mix the two well using the craft stick.
  3. Use the craft stick to smear the mixture over the bottom of the small no-tip dish.
  4. Flip the dish over and place it in the center of the large dish. Set aside and allow to dry. I weighted mine down while drying with a jar of sauce.

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