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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.