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Old 09-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I get him to stop being a vacuum cleaner? So far it hasn't caused him any problems and stools are normal, so that's a plus. Is there any reason for me to be concerned?

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Some people use this type of bowl to slow fast eaters. Is he eating fast because there is another dog in the house? Does he have his own space to eat in peace?

I have read there is a concern for bloat...alot of air going in the tummy for those that eat fast.

Some dogs just eat fast.

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my dog inhales his food. i'm not concerned
but that doesn't mean i shouldn't be.
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Some people use this type of bowl to slow fast eaters. Is he eating fast because there is another dog in the house? Does he have his own space to eat in peace?

I have read there is a concern for bloat...alot of air going in the tummy for those that eat fast.

Some dogs just eat fast.


I don't think that would stop him, because even if i just give him a few pieces, he wont chew, it's straight to swallowing. No other dogs in the house, and he definitely gets to eat in peace.
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I put water in it to keep them from choking.
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I have the same problem, this bowl slows her down a lot

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She still eats too fast for my liking and doesn't chew her food, but it probably slows her down by 50%
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PS. the other thing I'll sometimes do is put her meals in a treat dispensing ball so she has to work at it to get her food out.
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Adele does the same thing, it doesn't concern me as much
as her aggressive play biting. We do have another dog
in the house, so I'm 100% conviced thats the reason.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I feed raw and I noticed that when I give my dog grounded up food or any food that's in small pieces she just swallows, no chewing. But if I feed her raw meat in its original form - with the bones, not cut up much - she will chew and savor it.
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My 10 week old is the same, its like she possessed, the food is Purina dry food. Shes putting on weight nicely. She eats in a quiet place with no distractions, she eats three times a day but attacks the food like its her last meal on earth ! Will she just grow out of it ?
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