DIY Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Do you have a dog that eats too fast? If so, I am sure you have heard it is not good for them to do that. That is when a DIY slow feeder dog bowl is good to have. I will show you how to make one!

Slow feeder dog bowl with food in it and black leash in background

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DIY Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

This dish is to be used with dry food only as I have not tested it with liquid or wet foods.

If you don’t like the idea of using the glue around food it can also be made by drilling a hole through the cap and dish and use a washer, nut, and bolt to hold them in place.

Just be sure you use a rounded end nut at the top of the caps so as not to injure the dog.

If you are not sure what this bowl is for or how to use it, check out our post on What Is A Slow Feeder Dog Bowl & How & Why Is It Used?

If you are looking for some other dog crafts, here are a few to check out.

Makes: 1 Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Time: about 5 minutes + glue drying time
Skill: Easy

Dog bowl, glue and white caps

Supplies Needed:

  • E6000 Glue (or epoxy)
  • 2 (or more depending on the size of dish) PVC Caps
  • 1 Dog Dish (used the no tip kind from Dollar Tree)

How To Make This Dog Craft:

Make sure both the dish and both of the caps are free of debris clean and dry.

Hand holding white cap with glue, dog bowl in background

Then add a generous amount of glue on the inside lip/edge of the cap.

Turn the cap over and place the cap where you want it in the dish. Then repeat with the other cap.

After you place the caps, do not move them.

Set the dish somewhere that it will not be bothered. Allow the glue to dry for at least 24 hours before using. I actually let mine dry for a good 48 hours just to be sure.

Making The Bowl Without Glue:

To make this DIY slow feeder dog bowl without using glue you will need to replace the glue with a bolt and rounded nut for each of the caps.

You will need to use a bolt that is long enough to go all the way through the cap and through the dish.

Drill a hole through the end of each cap.

Then drill two holes in the dish where you want the caps to go. Keep in mind you want them to be spaced out so that it slows down the dog’s eating.

Push the bolt up through the bottom of the bowl. Then slide the cap over the bolt.

Use a rounded nut at the top of the bolt/cap and tighten down. Just be careful not to tighten it so much it cracks the dish or cap.

Yield: 1 Bowl

DIY Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Slow feeder dog bowl with food in it and black leash in background

If you need to slow down your dogs eating, here is a super easy DIY. You can make this DIY slow feeder dog bowl right at home!

Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes

Materials

  • E6000 Glue (or epoxy)
  • 2 (or more depending on the size of dish) PVC Caps
  • 1 Dog Dish (used the no tip kind from Dollar Tree)

Instructions

  1. Make sure both the dish and both of the caps are free of debris clean and dry.
  2. Then add a generous amount of glue on the inside lip/edge of the cap.
  3. Turn the cap over and place the cap where you want it in the dish. Then repeat with the other cap.
  4. After you place the caps, do not move them.
  5. Set the dish somewhere that it will not be bothered. Allow the glue to dry for at least 24 hours before using. I actually let mine dry for a good 48 hours just to be sure.

Notes

This dish is to be used with dry food only as I have not tested it with liquid or wet foods.

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