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Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

By Charlotte Higgins

Does your dog wolf down food? Does it seem like he’s absolutely killing the kibble?

Some dogs are nibblers. Many dogs are gobblers. They devour their meal as soon as the bowl hits the floor. It makes you wonder if they even taste what they are eating. Gulping with such gusto can present some problems for your dog, but there are some things you can do to ease your worries and slow the roll to and from the bowl.

Dogs eating too fast can cause health issues

The first danger is that your dog could choke or gag on his food. Dog owners know the “Ack ack” sound well. If he swallows food without chewing, the pieces get stuck in his throat (Ack!). And when dogs gulp their meal too quickly, they swallow air along with their food. Food and air expand in the stomach, causing pain and discomfort. This can cause your dog to vomit or regurgitate and lead to a serious condition...

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