Hi guys, about 6 months ago, I took a load of junk cleaned up from around the house, to our local dumpground. As I was leaving, I saw this pathetic creature standing beside the road. I stopped and she came right up to me, you could literally count her bones. This location is about 4 miles outside of town, so the only scenario is that she had been dumped.
I put her in the cab of my truck and she was full of kisses and happy as could be. This was a Saturday and I knew if I took her to the pound drop off window, she'd be euthanized, so I knew of a rescue center across town. Got there and there's a sign on the gate that they are out of business.
Nothing left at this point but to take her home and wait till Monday to try and figure something out to do with her. All I had was canned cat food and without even breathing, she literally swallowed both cans without even chewing and drank her weight in water. She was covered in fleas, so due to my other pets here being flea free, she got a good bath and flea removal shampoo.
I don't have a fence and figured now that she's full and clean, she'd wander off, but Sunday comes and she still lives on the carport, Monday she still lives on the carport and by the end of the week, without finding anyone to take her, she still lives on the carport. By this time, I'm attached, so that weekend, we build a fence.
Took her to the vet the next week, clean bill of health and all shots started. This was 6 months ago and I wouldn't take a gazillion dollars for her today.
Now my question....... From the first day until this very day, she still inhales her food without chewing. I've tried feeding her small amounts but nothing works. I'm afraid at some point she'll choke because I'm not kidding, she takes huge bites and swallows in one huge gulp.... Anyone know of a way I can control this habit she's got ?