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Pampered Pals: DogPause Bowl

My greedy lil guy gobbles up his food like it's gonna disappear if he even looks away. I definitely keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't choke or start one of his typical reverse sneezing attacks. Because some owners interpret a pup's enthusiasm for yums for hunger, it can cause pets to be overfed . . . and become overweight.

That's where the DogPause comes in. As the name implies, this pet food bowl has SlowZones and integrated portion control. Learn a bit more about the design of this bowl and


Traditional pet dishes are deep enough for pups to dive in headfirst and essentially suck up the food in a few moments. The DogPause ($17.95), on the other hand, divides the normal portion into four feeding zones – each one is 1/2 cup (max) in capacity and prevents a pooch from sticking his entire snout in, as he needs to use his mouth and tongue for each bite. Then, to get to the next zone, he needs to reposition himself, adding a bit more time to dinnertime. It may seem to be just a simple adjustment, but a slower eating dog has less risk of postmeal vomiting, gagging, bloat, and other icky side effects.

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sanriano sanriano 9 years
this is great! i love how the divided portions also can be used to measure the amount of food. i'm gonna get one for my pug and my boyfriend's bulldog.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
This is adorable. Do they make one for humans? ;)
Aphrosette Aphrosette 9 years
This also helps for indigestion....and there are a few other versions of it as well.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I saw these at Petsmart. I might try one for my gobblers.
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 9 years
Hey, that looks like the Eat Better bowl I bookmarked. I think Eat Better is cuter, but the DogPause is cheaper.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
B-Bop has been scarfing his food for a few days now (I think the extreme heat is messing with him) and today he barfed right after. No bueno.
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