Every dog is an individual with all the quirks and preferences that entails. Some dogs like to savor their dry kibble, some can’t woof it down fast enough. I was chatting with my Vet about making a dish that would slow down the eating so I would have a chance to exit the room before they finished, she suggested a raised area to make it impossible to take great big bites.
what’s wrong with these tennis balls??
My first thought was “What would a doggie like to see in his or her bowl?”
How about a tennis ball, or better yet three?
Bones are always appreciated.
an example of an extreme slow feeder bowl
a less extreme bone bowl in a pretty speckle green glaze
I’ve been throwing dog food and water bowls for years with pencil drawings of bones and fire hydrants in the bottom. My first 3-d bowls had the bone, ball or squirrel pushed up from the bottom but this severely limited the depth. I now cut the shape out of the bottom of a hand thrown bowl and reattach it inside. For tennis and baseballs I use a press mold to make the ball and add it or them to the thrown bowl.
brown squirrel in a large teal green bowl
a field of dreams
a small bowl for that little dog that will leap into water for any reason
These bowls and more are available for sale in my shop. Some have sold out but I can always make another.
Don’t forget the matching water bowl!
Luna and Basil checking out their new bowls
Basil lives in Australia, he’s got a big bowl to grow into