|12-24-2013 04:52 PM|
I'm surprised how tall this Mal is, one of the tallest I've seen
Here's daddy long legs sleeping while my GF watched TV...he stayed like that for an hour lol
|12-24-2013 04:42 PM|
|benjdow||One of my dogs has his stomach stapled to prevent bloat. I know bloat can be an issue. One of the members in my dog club has a husband whose an Army vet. He just got back from Afghanistan and commented about the working dogs under contract didn't have their stomachs stapled and some were lost to bloat.|
|12-23-2013 10:36 PM|
Sigh. My ravious dog(s) didn't bloat. The picky, slow, careful chew-every-bite-ten-times dog did.
Also - do you not think that with a new adult dog, the fast eating will slow down once he's sure it will be there? I had one dog (who appeared injured in my back yard = long stay at vet) who at everything when he got home including helping himself out of the feed sack! Didn't hurt him a bit.
It's just so easy to say "this causes bloat" "that causes bloat" and there doesn't seem to be a universal behind it.
8 mo old Mal.... I hope you have calming pills for yourself!
|12-23-2013 10:16 PM|
|Mrs.P||Good looking pup but eating too fast for my comfort! Perhaps a muffin tin. Or hand feed -training|
|12-23-2013 10:02 PM|
My mal also eats that fast but he is fed preprepared raw so he can't gulp it.
You could buy him a stainless steel slow feed bowl or use a baking sheet or throw the kibble all over the floor or feed him with a treat ball.
|12-23-2013 07:40 PM|
|brembo||Mals are prone to bloat/torsion. Be careful.|
|12-23-2013 06:13 PM|
|fredh||Never mind how fast he eats, he is a good looking Dog!|
|12-23-2013 05:08 PM|
The softball idea is a good one..they also sell bowls for dogs with dividers specifically to slow them down and avoid bloat/gastric torsion. I had a dog die from that when I was a teenager ..it is a terrible way to go. Slow that boy down!
He is gorgeous , good luck and many happy years with him
|12-23-2013 04:47 PM|
A friend puts a softball in her dogs bowl to slow him down. He has to eat around it.
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|12-23-2013 04:33 PM|
That's actually a good idea! Or I could just sprinkle the kibble on the ground.
I'll have to get video of him drinking....it's a atrocious! He submerges his whole snout underwater, it makes the biggest mess.
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