Vacuum Dog Slow Feeder




About: I am an architect and an industrial designer, happy to do diy projects


Us dog owners know how our dogs can eat up an entire bowl of food in seconds, inhaling their food so fast that is can leave them hungry and is also bad for their health...

I devised a simple free way to slow their eating time by about half and let them enjoy their food.

All you need:
x7 paper cups
1x scissors
1x any tape

Step 1: Get Your Stuff Ready

Step 2: Connect 2 of the Cups

This will help you stick everything together.

Step 3: Cut Some of the Cups

Cut some of the cups to different heights to give your dog some easier places to reach the food and keep him engaged, this step is not necessary, however i found it to be more fun for the dog...

Step 4: Tape Everything Together

Tape everything together, hold the remaining 5 cups arround the first allready taped 2 cups and tape everything together to form a sort of bowl.

Step 5: Add Food

And you are done!

Step 6: Add a Few More of These Bowls

for even more of a challenge I make 2 of these at a time.

they hold up for about a week before i throw them out however it could last longer depends on yous dog.

Step 7: How It's Made

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    7 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Great idea. However, my dog would just hit it with his paw and flip it making the food go all over the floor.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    For this problem I would put more cups at the edges for a wider base, so that it wouldn't flip easily..

    Great idea! I have two Chihuahuas that inhale their food in one gulp. This is worth a try with them!


    1 year ago

    I have a Labrador who eats too fast, I think this is a good idea!

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    Pretty much every dog that I have ever met needs one of these.


    1 year ago

    Nice, it work and it easy to make!