June 23, 2008 The team at Contech has come up with two bowl designs to discourage dogs from gulping down food and water too fast - a trait which can cause a range of health problems for pets.

Drinking too fast can cause digestive problems in dogs such as indigestion and vomiting. The DrinkBetter bowl uses a floating obstacle to control the flow of water, encouraging dogs to drink slower and take only as much as they need, without soaking their ears and noses or slopping water around the house. To avoid the bowl skidding around the kitchen, it is made with K-Resin SBC — a high-quality food-grade polymer.

The EatBetter pet bowl concept is similar to the DogPause bowl and is designed to stop your pampered pooch from scoffing his dinner. The EatBetter bowl encourages dogs to eat at a slower, healthier rate by using a raised wishbone-shaped partition that provides easy access to food, but prevents dogs from gulping their meal too quickly. Many dogs eat too quickly which can cause long term problems such as overeating, indigestion, vomiting and even “bloat” — a life-threatening condition requiring emergency treatment. Both bowls are available in Blue, Pink and White for a retail price of USD$24.99 each.

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