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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Food bowl pusher-AKA messy eater!

I have a problem with Jackson, my 1 year old. He won't just eat his food from his bowl. He pushes the bowl around until soe of it spills out. Then he eats it from the floor. And repeats this again. And sometimes he doesnt eat it from the floor! I changed the bowl so that it was not the aluminum type- the vet said perhaps he doesn't like to see his reflection in the bowl. But changing to plastic did not make a difference. He still pushes the bowl around the kitchen floor trying to get the food to pop ou onto the floor. Besides being a very messy process, it is very annoying, and gets him into conflict with whose food it is with Parker- who eats from his bowl and from Jacksons bowl ! Anyone have this problem with a bowl pusher?

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That sounds so frustrating!
One of my dogs will push the bowl around as she is eating out of it, but it doesn't seem to be on purpose...it just moves as she is eating!


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Lynn,

Maybe try a flat dish? My Beamer also never liked to eat out of a bowl. Flat or nothing for Beamer! lol

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You might try this style of bowl. They're intended to slow dogs that eat too fast, but the design would make pushing food out of the bowl a little bit tougher. Or if he's doing it by pushing the bowl you could get a non-slip mat (2nd link).

http://www.fetchdog.com/shop/a/dog_b...nd_mats/H30015

http://www.fetchdog.com/shop/a/dog_b...nd_mats/H30006

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I would try a non slip placemat on the floor, with the bowl in the middle. He shouldn't be able to push the bowl or the mat around. Or, my guys water bowl is in a square, tupperware type dish (it actually is a drawer) and is kept there so #1 they cant move it, and #2 when pouring in water from the gallon jug, if is spills it is no big deal!
My Lexi takes her food out and eats it from the floor, so I put a placemat under her bowl, and then I just wash it. Good luck!

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That sounds annoying. I feed mine in their crates so I can be sure to avoid conflict over food. Perhaps you want to seperate them when eating so at least you don't have that issue.


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Tori was a MAJOR bowl tipper/pusher. Here's how we solved the problem. Hubby made this out of oak, it's so heavy I can hardly move it!
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Sully does the same thing. He also stashes food all over the house. WE changed hi to Evo Big Bites and he seems to drag less of them out, like 10-15 a day instead of the whole plate or bowl. We have resigned to the fact some are just messy eaters. You should see he even used to throw his food in water, sometimes the entire bowl. Yuck. The water is still nasty, we have to clean it at least twice a day. I hope when Miley was over she didn't pick up the habbit. But he picked up the food and brought/dragged to her too..Sorry Renee if he did.

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Leslie that is beautiful!!!

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Tori was a MAJOR bowl tipper/pusher. Here's how we solved the problem. Hubby made this out of oak, it's so heavy I can hardly move it!
Wow, that is beautiful! Fine furniture for your dog! I like the bowl under the bottle, too, because they sometimes DO drip.

Talented hubby!

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