Weimaraners can suffer from bloat. Bloat occurs because Weimaraners like Nikki try to stuff as much food down their throats, as quickly as possible.
And their stomachs swell up with gas. Bloat can be a fatal condition for dogs. So it’s a good idea to avoid it.
I’ve always been worried about Nikki and her vacuum cleaner feeding antics, so I’ve been looking around for some way of slowing her eating down.
Enter the Eat Better Bowl, by Alpha Paw. As you can see from the photo, the Eat Better bowl has a “wishbone” at the centre of the bowl.
What this does is divide the bowl into three parts, which prevents the dog from opening their mouth fully (ie. gulping).
Which means the dog has to take smaller mouthfuls.
With Nikki, she’s gone from finishing her meal in under a minute, to now taking five minutes.
Not very available in Australia, I purchased mine from Veterinary Companies of Australia. You can also buy them on eBay and Amazon.
Didn’t know what bowl size to buy, so had to ask the seller. Here is a handy little table which gives you an idea which bowl to buy
|Mini (16cm diameter)
||(I’m not sure).
|Petite (22cm diameter)
||Miniature Schnauzers, Silky Terriers, Cocker Spaniels and Shelties etc.
|Jumbo (31cm diameter)
||Weimaraners, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Beagles etc.