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Q: Why does my dog not chew her food when she eats?

September 18, 2008 | By TJS | 9 answers | Expired: 2023 days ago

TJS

She eats so quickly and ends up choking and gagging her food up. There are no other dogs or distractions for her to eat so quickly and I'm afraid she is going to hurt herself.

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Heather R.
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Sep 18, 2008

What you should do is put a can of vegtables or a hard heavy ball in the food so the dog has to work around it this will slow down the eating lessen the amount of choking and gagging. It also helps if the dog is taking in alot of air it will help stop some of the gas.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 18, 2008

I would just throw a little kibble in the bowl at a time and eventually she will learn to slow down. Also, changing her food may help. The two main things to look for are the protien and fiber content. She may not be getting enough of one or the other.

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Nelson M.
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Sep 18, 2008


HRisser is on target. A big ball in the middle of a dog's kibble will force him to eat slower. There are dog bowls on the market (eat better bowl)that slows down the dog's eating pace. www.dapperpetstore.com/dogbowl/

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