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PostSubject: Food Bowl   Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:26 am

What do you think about this dog bowl? MOST of the dogs I adopt from shelters wolf their food down at first. I'm always worried about bloat. I don't like plastic bowls because of the bacteria problem, but this one also comes in aluminum.
In the past, I've always just thrown a choke chain in with the food to slow down eating.

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PostSubject: Re: Food Bowl   Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:09 pm

Neka has always wanted to "gulp" her food. So I just turned it upside down and poured the food around the outside ... That slowed her right down Wink

The bowl you are looking at looks fine. Ive never had a problem with plastic, I just wash them regularly ...

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PostSubject: Re: Food Bowl   Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:19 pm

Bacteria in food bowls is always a problem no matter what material, I personally perfer stainless steel but there is no particular reason. The only thing that helps is to wash the bowl thoroughly with warm water and soap (yet even this doesn't get rid of all the germs).

As for that bowl, I've seen it before although I know it with the name (Brake-fast bowl...or something the like), the principle behind it seems to work. Although you can gain the same effect by placing a rock or a ball in the middle of the bowl. Just makes it a bit harder to get the food thus preventing the pooch from gulping the food down. You can also spread the food on a cookie sheet so that they have to pick it up little by little.

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PostSubject: Re: Food Bowl   Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:15 pm

those look like a good idea for slowing down eating...never seen one before. I have always used and heard that it is best to your stainless steel bowls as well. less chances of bacteria growth and falling apart. See if you can find any that come in stainless steel..or stick to that metal one on that site.
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PostSubject: Re: Food Bowl   Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:04 pm

I won't use plastic with Rotties. They chew the edges, especially younger dogs, making it impossible
to get the tiny grooves clean and leaving rough pieces sticking up that can scratch a lip or gum while they're eating. And with bacteria right there on and in the bowl, it's just an infection waiting to happen.
Someone gave me a set once...they came with the raised stand, but I threw them away within 3 months.
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