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12-24-2013 04:52 PM
benjdow 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
middleofnowhere 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
BowWowMeow 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
Oisin's Aoire 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 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
ladyb 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
Originally Posted by Eiros View Post
Cookie sheet?

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That's actually a good idea! Or I could just sprinkle the kibble on the ground.

I'll have to get video of him's a atrocious! He submerges his whole snout underwater, it makes the biggest mess.
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