Dogs are well known for gulping down their food or water to quickly. Because they swallow excess air along with their food and water, this rapid eating can cause indigestion, vomiting, and in extreme cases, a painful condition called gastric dilation volvulus (GDV or bloat) which can be life-threatening. The specially designed Anti-gulping dog dish encourages your pet to eat and drink at a slower pace. This slower pace helps reduce excess air intake, leading to improved digestion and reducing the risk of bloat. The anti-gulping dish can be used as either a food or water dish.