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View Poll Results: How fast do your dog(s) eat?
Super Speed - Food disappears immediately! 31 34.07%
Pretty Fast 23 25.27%
Somewhat Average 26 28.57%
Slow 16 17.58%
Turtle's Pace - takes 30 minutes to eat 4 4.40%
Free Feed - eats throughout day 2 2.20%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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How fast do your dog(s) eat?

How fast do your dog(s) eat?

Crystal is -so slow-. One kibble at a time. One by one. It gets annoying sometimes when I am busy and really need to go.

Nour is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Give him a bowl of food and it is gone in 20 seconds. With him I constantly worry about bloat and other issues.

All in all, my dogs are opposites. How fast do your dogs eat?

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:37 PM
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I have one of each - one EXTREMELY slow eater. Takes her forever to get through her meal! And one EXTREMELY fast eater. As in, it is gone within seconds of me putting the bowl down!!

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Depends on the size, protein source and what the dogs and I did that day.

Zefra is usually faster than Stark though.

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:42 PM
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Joey eats like he's starving to death, which he's not by the way

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Same, one extremely fast and one super slow. I feed Delgado first and then put him outside then feed Jazzy so she can eat in peace without him hovering over her

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Aiden is definitely a slowpoke.

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I also have a slowpoke with eating raw or kibble.
He just enjoys every bite, no rush!
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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:58 PM
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She eats like a Lady!!!
In most cases very slow...
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 02:07 PM
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Slow. Doesn't matter what we do that day, or what they are eating.

Duke is the slowest. He needs 30min. Zira an be a bit fast and it's usually gone within 10-15min. Though, occasionally she is just as slow as Duke.

I wish they'd eat a little faster. 5-10min would work just fine for me.

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When Pyrate was a pup I had to do the 20 minutes with the food then it's gone routine in order to get him in the habit of eating it all at the same time - he was fed twice a day. Since Raina was a pup she has never had any problem eating. I timed her the other day and it took just under 50 seconds to eat a little over a cup of dry kibble with a couple treats and lick the bowl so hard it fell off the porch. She still get fed twice a day. I have heard in order to slow them down to put a ball in the dish so they have to eat around it. Raina chose to just pick up the ball and put it outside the dish! LOL!

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