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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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eating waaaay too quickly!

Hi everybody, lately, my six month old has been wolfing down her food at an ungodly pace. She gets fed twice a day totaling about 3-3.5 cups, so she's not being "starved" by any means. anyways, she just inhales it like there's no tomorrow, so i was curious if anyone knew of any little tricks or things I can do to get her to eat more slowly?
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You can buy a food bowl that looks something like a Bundt cake pan- or you can use a Bundt cake pan. I've also known people to separate the food into a muffin baking tin so it takes longer to eat. Maybe you can feed her 3 times a day so she's not so starving. What kind of food are you feeding? Maybe she needs more than 3.5 c a day.
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I agree with Stosh about the muffin pan. It slowed mine down alot. Whenever you can, do the home remedy instead of buying more stuff. hehe. Breaking it up into 3 and adding a bit more is also a good idea. If you feel it's too much food, try maybe some green beans in it. They are healthy, filling, and not very many extra calories. Good luck with your pup!

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oh i totally wanted to try a home remedy, rather than buying some over-priced product that doesnt really work, haha. thanks!
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Toss the kibble out in the yard, make her search for it, that will slow her down.

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I've seen people use the Bundt cake pan and people also throw a ball in the bowl to slow them down!

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Rocky gets hiccups and sometea gas because he kills his food... Thanks for the muffin advice!

One question... Were u suggesting adding green beans to his kibble or adding them to a homemade food? Or mhbe either/or?
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I've heard of a few people who bought this bowl and it worked for them.

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It's kind of pricey for a dog bowl though. Just a suggestion

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I bought one of those Kibble Nibble treat dispenser toys so my dog would slow down on eating. It looks like this: http://www.bestpetsuppliesguide.com/...-ball-toy1.jpg

My dog rolls it around on the ground and food dispenses slowly, so not only does he slow down on eating, he has to work for it too! There's little plastic pieces covering the holes so you can trim them so the ball will dispense the food at whatever rate you want it to. It's definitely very useful for slowing down eating, and it keeps him busy for about half an hour as well.

I've seen really heavy stainless steel balls for sale that you put in the dog bowl so your dog slows down on eating. I tried a normal ball and Chrono tossed it out of the bowl .


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Rocky gets hiccups and sometea gas because he kills his food... Thanks for the muffin advice!

One question... Were u suggesting adding green beans to his kibble or adding them to a homemade food? Or mhbe either/or?
I add green beans to their kibble. i also use them as my high value treat since Dodger will do pretty much anything for a green bean.

to the OP you can also spread the kibble out on a cookie sheet

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