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Slow feeder and lick mat recommendations

Donatella87

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Hey sphynxlair neighbors! My sphynx kitty loves to gobble down her wet food too quickly and sometimes gets sick from overeating. I've got an automatic dry food dispenser that's been great. Does anyone have recommendations for a lick mat or slow feeder for wet food? Thanks in advance!
 

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kauna

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Hey sphynxlair neighbors! My sphynx kitty loves to gobble down her wet food too quickly and sometimes gets sick from overeating. I've got an automatic dry food dispenser that's been great. Does anyone have recommendations for a lick mat or slow feeder for wet food? Thanks in advance!
I have been using a slow feed for my boy. He is also a hoover and gobbles his food. Currently using a small dog one but just ordered another one from Amazon and it should arrive today. Here is a picture of the one I’ve been using. I will update once we start the new one.
 

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Donatella87

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Thank you for the information. I'm looking forward to the update when you try the new one.
I have been using a slow feed for my boy. He is also a hoover and gobbles his food. Currently using a small dog one but just ordered another one from Amazon and it should arrive today. Here is a picture of the one I’ve been using. I will update once we start the new one.
Oh, I've heard those slow feeders can be a game-changer for eager eaters! Hope the new one works out even better. Let me know how it goes; maybe I'll consider one for my kitty too!
 

Yana and Osiris

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I think it's normal for gluttonous cats to inhale food and throw up. I've also been using a slow feeder after the recommendation from this community folks. He has never vomited again.
From my vet: even if your cat doesn't puke, slow feeders are still recommended for all cats, it will prevent them from getting gastritis in late age.
 

Donatella87

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I think it's normal for gluttonous cats to inhale food and throw up. I've also been using a slow feeder after the recommendation from this community folks. He has never vomited again.
From my vet: even if your cat doesn't puke, slow feeders are still recommended for all cats, it will prevent them from getting gastritis in late age.
Thank you for your input. Which slow feeder do you find works best for your sphynx?
 

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Ok so after some time with the different versions I would say that the 2 new ones are best for wet food/ pate. The other one is great for dry food that is until they figure out how to flip it over lol!
 

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kauna

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My vet uses this one, forgot to mention. If your paws flip the bowls, carpet can be helpful. Will also keep them busy and stop from swallowing food in batches.
It’s like a snuffle mat we use them for dogs also to keep their noses busy searching for treats. They are great!
 
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