eating

All beagles love to eat. They’re hungry all the time and they gobble their dinner like they won’t get another meal, ever. You can help your beagle eat more slowly by using some of the bowls and toys featured below. They’re especially helpful if your beagle is a dog that eats too quickly, has excessive gas, or doesn’t seem satisfied after a meal.

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bowls for slower eating

It’s common for beagles to gobble their food quickly. This can cause bloating and gas, or even pose a risk of choking. You can help your beagle eat more slowly with a specialized slow feeding bowl, available from Amazon.

Help your beagle eat slowly with the Outward Hound Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
The Slow Feeder Dog Bowl by Outward Hound is a must-have for any beagles that gobble their dinner like they haven’t eaten in a week. It forces your dog to slow down and eat carefully. We won’t promise your beagle likes it – they’d rather inhale their food in seconds – but it does the trick in making your beagle eat slower. Comes in multiple colours and designs.

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The Spill-Proof Pet Placemat by Loving Pets is a helpful tool for beagles that gobble and slobber. It contains splashes and dog drool nicely! If your beagle has a habit of spilling their water bowl, it can contain some of the liquid, too.

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Spill Proof Pet Placemat

 

toys that dispense food

Beagles love dog treat dispensing toys! They get to have fun figuring out how to get the kibble out of the toy… while eating slowly, getting exercise, and building problem solving skills.

IQ Rolling Treat Ball dispenses kibble for your beagle to eat
The IQ Treat Ball by OurPets is a beagle favourite. As your hound pushes the ball around with her nose or paws, kibble will fall out of the opening. Note that depending on the height of your sofa legs, your beagle may continually roll the ball under your couch and then cry for help retrieving it. If a 4″ ball can fit under your sofa, try a different toy instead.

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The Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy by StarMark dispenses food as your beagle bops the toy with his nose or paw. It works nicely with small and medium size kibble. Try putting your beagle’s breakfast or dinner in this toy. It’ll keep them entertained longer as they eat their meal. Great for helping your beagle eat slowly.

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Bob A Lot Interactive Toy will help your beagle eat slowly
 
 

Busy Buddy Twist N Treat Toy
The Busy Buddy Twist ‘n’ Treat Dog Toy by PetSafe works well with both kibble as well as sticky delicacies like peanut butter. It can be twisted open or closed to change the difficulty level and is quite durable. Ours has lasted through two beagle puppies well into adulthood.

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The Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug by PetSafe is a challenging meal dispensing toy. Your beagle will chew the rope off quickly, but it still dispenses treats slowly even without the rope. It seems to be more challenging than rolling treat balls and may result in some howling if your hound is the type to get frustrated quickly.

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Busy Buddy Tug A Jug
 
 

Paw Hide Interactive Puzzle
The Paw Hide Interactive Puzzle from Outward Hound is a good beginner puzzle for your beagle. He can lift out the cups with his teeth or paws. This is not a difficult puzzle for beagles – once they figure it out, they’ll be able to get all their kibble faster than if you used a rolling treat ball.

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The Paw Flapper Interactive Puzzle by Outward Hound is a bit more challenging. Your beagle will have to lift the flaps and spin the puzzle to get all the treats out. It’s a bit more advanced compared to the Paw Hide Interactive Puzzle as there are two skills to learn.

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Paw Flapper Interactive Puzzle