Surprising Elevated Dog Feeders, Heated Cat Bowls, Food Puzzles and More

Food bowls are a necessary part of pet ownership, but there’s more than one way to serve your cat or dog his kibble. There are many products out there for feeding your pet, and some feeders can help solve common issues such as eating too fast or knocking over food and water. We've rounded up our favorites here — think outside the bowl to determine if one of these feeders is right for your pet.  

Cool Dog and Cat Feeders

Kyjen Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder

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Kyjen Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder

Does your dog scarf down his food? The Slo-Bowl might help with that. The bowl’s maze of peaks and valleys can prevent your dog from eating too fast. The dishwasher-safe and BPA- and PVC-free bowl comes in three bright colors and two sizes.

Kyjen Slo-Bowl feeder; from $14.99 to $19.99.

Heyrex Torus Ultimate Pet Water Bowl For Dogs and Cats

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Heyrex Torus Water Bowl for Dogs and Cats

Your pet can enjoy fresh, filtered water everywhere she goes with this durable and travel-friendly water bowl from Heyrex. Here’s how it works: Fill the reservoir with water and the bowl automatically fills as your dog drinks — without batteries or electricity. Although the reservoir can hold a half-gallon of water, you should still change the water and wash the bowl every day. 

Heyrex Torus water bowl for dogs and cats; $59.95.

K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Cafe

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K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Cafe

Keep an outdoor cat’s food and water warm during the winter with this heated bowl. Of course, if it’s so cold outside that your feline’s food is freezing, you should bring her — and her meals — in. But for those who are responsibly feeding feral cats year round, this heated bowl could come in handy during the colder months.

K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Cafe; $37.67.

Unleashed Life Porcelain Pet Feeder

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Unleashed Life Porcelain Pet Feeder

You don’t have to sacrifice style when you're feeding your dog or cat. Unleashed Life’s classy porcelain pet feeder looks swanky in any home. And the elevated dish comes in three sizes, so you can find one to suit your animal, whether he’s a Saint Bernard or a Shih Tzu.

Unleashed Life porcelain pet feeder; from $39.50 to $119.50.

Kurgo Retro Bloom Zippy Bowl

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Kurgo Retro Bloom Zippy Bowl

Looking for an easy way to take your pet's meals on the road? Travel in style with this retro food and water bowl from Kurgo. The waterproof and BPA-free bowl zips into a clutch, so it’s easy to carry and small enough to pack in any bag.

Kurgo Retro Bloom zippy bowl; $6.

Tiger Diner, by Pioneer Pet

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Pioneer Pet Tiger Diner

Turn mealtime into a challenging game for your kitty with the Tiger Diner. The dishwasher-safe bowl engages your cat's hunting instincts and should help her slow down when she's eating. And since your cat will have to work for her food, she may be less likely to overeat.

Tiger Diner, by Pioneer Pet; $19.99.

Steel Select Stainless Steel Hanging Bowl

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Steel Select Stainless Steel Hanging Bowl

Feeding your pet in his crate is a good way to help him feel more comfortable and safe in that space, and the right bowl can be a big help. This clever, stainless steel hanging bowl attaches directly to the crate, so your cat or dog won’t knock it over and spill all his food and water.

Steel Select stainless steel hanging bowl; $9.57.

Top Paw Elevated Double Dog Feeder

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Top Paw Elevated Double Dog Feeder

Bending down to eat from a bowl on the floor can be rough for some dogs, especially those with health issues. This elevated bowl makes it easier for pooches with such problems to reach their food. The removable stainless steel dishes are dishwasher safe, and the base is easy to clean.

Top Paw elevated dog feeder; from $22.99 to $32.99.

Top Paw Dog Faucet Waterer

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Top Paw Faucet Waterer

This cool faucet waterer from Top Paw lets your pup help himself to a nice drink from a spigot while he plays outside. While the product claims that you will never need to fill a water bowl again, you’ll still need to give your canine an indoor water bowl. Think of this as an additional way for your dog to get some fresh H2O while he enjoys the outdoors.

Top Paw faucet waterer; $8.99.

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