This blog is to give some extra tips on dog food
and answer some of the frequently asked questions like:
How can I stop my dog from eating too fast?
Can I give fruits or veggies to my Dog?
What foods and treats are dangerous for Dogs?
Should I use a plastic or metal foodbowl?
How do I reduce Dog farts?
Eating too Fast
Some bulldogs love their food so much
they will eat too quickly,
which can be bad for their digestion
and can lead to stomach aches and vomitting.
The faster they eat, the less they chew,
which can cause them to choke.
When they race through their food
they are also swallowing large amounts of air.
This can result in burping or passing gas,
not enjoyable for those around but relatively harmless.
So to prevent, stomach aches, burping, reduce the farting
and decrease the chances of bloat
here are some simple tips to prevent
your bulldog from eating to quickly
One simple way is putting a ball into their foodbowl.
This way they have to shove the ball from side to side
to get the food and this will slow them down.
Another toy will do aswell, be certain the object
you place in the bowl it is too large for the dog to eat!
If your dog eats too fast always use a flat pan
in stead of a deep bowl. That way, they won’t be able
to take big mouthfuls of food and
have to work more to get all the bits of kibble.
Most dogs are not smart enough
to get the ball out and start munching again
but when you have a bulldog that does,
the following product shown in the video might be helpfull.
Another way is to use a slow feeder bowl
You can buy these at any petshop and they are
very effective. Make sure to get the right size and depth.
A slow feeder is especially useful
when you feed raw meat in stead of kibble
So to help your dog slow down it’s eating
use a tennisball in his bowl or buy a slow feeder
It is also recommended to spread their meals over the day
and to reduce activity 20 to 30 minutes after their meals
to digest their food
Can I give Fruit of Veggies?
Yes you can!
You just need to know
what fruit you can and cannot give
Dogs digest differently than humans do,
and eating the wrong foods can lead to health problems
Here is a list of Fruits and Vegetables
that are good for dogs
Both fruits and veggies can be a great addition
to any dog diet but there are dangerous foods
Should I use a
plastic, ceramic or metal
Plastic dog food bowls
Plastic dog food bowls are available
in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.
They are usually inexpensive and unlikely to break if dropped
Most of them are dishwasher-safe.
However, plastic bowls are generally
not recommended for many dogs.
Bowls made of plastic can be easily chewed
or scratched by your dog, leaving places for bacteria to build up.
Additionally, some dogs may develop an allergy to the plastic,
resulting in a mild skin reaction on the chin or face.
Ceramic dog bowls
Ceramic dog bowls are often
decorated with fun designs and some
are even handmade by artists.
Their protective glaze makes them easy to keep clean,
especially if dishwasher-safe. However, ceramic dog bowls
will easily break if dropped.
If you have a dog that moves it’s bowl everywhere
a ceremic dog bowl is a good solution,
because of the weight this bowl will stay in it’s place
Stainless steel dog bowls
Stainless steel dog bowls are by far the most durable
and are also dishwasher-safe. These bowls are sometimes made
with a non-skid rim on the bottom to prevent spilling.
Stainless steel bowls do not often come in colors or designs.
However, they are practical, inexpensive supplies
for your dog that stand the test of time.
It’s still important to take proper care of these bowls, however.
They can develop stains or rust, especially if left outdoors.
I myself use a stainless steel water bowl
a plastic slow feeder bowl for food
and a heavy ceremic water bowl in the garden
How do I reduce Dog farts?
The best way to reduce farts
is to use a slow feeder bowl
You also need to know that certain
types and brands of food
will make your Bulldog extra gassy
More about Bulldogs and Flatulence here 😉
Do you have any food tips to share?
Let us know in the comments
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