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Q: 12 week old american bulldog ravenous

July 2, 2009 | By Daryn J. | 8 answers | Expired: 1959 days ago

Daryn J.

My baby girl just wolfs he food down in about 15 seconds. She is always sniffing the floor for nuggets. She eats rocks and anything that she finds on the floor. I feed her 1/2 cup of food 3 times a day. I give her more food than the bag says and she still acts like she is starving. she has been wormed. Is this just puppy behavior. She tore into the big dogs food and looked like she ate a cantaloupe which I know can kill her. Help please.

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Debby
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Jul 03, 2009

Sounds typical.. I am not sure what you are feeding her.. but you might want to give her a 1/2 to a full cup in the day and night and a half in the middle. .. but don't give her a full cup at one time.. split it up two or three ways and give her a bit at a time. I know a lot of people because of the breed of dog and bloat that split the dogs food up in multiple settings because they gulp down their food so fast. Sometimes if they don't slow down you need to slow them down.. My girl eats normal but I had a few fosters that would take forever and some that inhaled it and looked for more.

BTW she is SO adorable..

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Theresa L.
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Jul 03, 2009

I'm not a vet and not sure if it's normal puppy behavior, but my Mr. B. was the same way! Continually eating everything outside, gulping his food down in 20 seconds or less, etc.... I thought I was starving him, but he's almost 5 months now and he's not as bad, even though he still gulps his food, it's taking a little longer now and he doesn't eat the dirt and rocks as much outside now.... I've been digging things out of his mouth from outside for 3 1/2 months now and it's starting to slow down.... What a beautiful pup!!

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misty
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Jul 03, 2009

ohhhh my... she is beautiful... i love the patch on her eye...

sounds like normal puppy behavior... everything goes in her mouth... she will slow down as she gets older... my Bruno used to be that way... but he also slowed down... now, he does the nibble, leave, come back in a while & nibble some more...

lisa was talkin about the gulping bowl, i have never used it, however i know people that have/do & they all have said good things about it... you may try it & find that it works for you as well...

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