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Get a slow feeder bowl for your friendo and give lik .85 of normal foods if need a reduce depending upon situations friendo. Help them do a savor and no tummy grumble bleh.
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So scary!!! Have you thought of getting her a slow-feed bowl? I got one for my boy when he was a puppy and it really helped him slow down while eating and stop choking on his kibbles.
That's the one that I got my pug. (Sorry the link is Canadian Amazon lol).
Get a slow feeder. Bloat is a very painful snd serious problem. Here’s an example: Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowl - Slow Feeder Dog Bowl [link]
I'm so sorry to hear about your pup and I hope he's ok. Sending healing vibes your way!
We're getting a St Bernard-Poodle-Bernese next week so I've been reading about bloat/GDV. We got our pup a slow feeder (on Amazon) and the biggest Kong we could find which we plan on feeding him from for as long as possible to slow down the eating process.
I had a whippet that did this. We started by getting one of those "maze bowls" (here's one on Amazon). This will slow him down and he'll inhale less air.
Now, the farting frequency will likely decrease but if it's still clear-the-room stinky when he does fart, then that's related to what he's eating. If you try switching from his current food to something new (i.e. chicken to lamb), you want to do it gradually - give him a few days of 75 old/25 new food, then 50/50 then 25/75, then 100% new food.
My pup did the same until we got him a slow feeder bowl. This is the exact one I have and it worked wonders for my lab.
It's not necessarily aggression (it doesn't seem like people food aggression at all; might be different if another dog was around), but you really don't want him eating that fast anyways. It could lead to digestive issues/possibly even contribute to bloat (not too sure on the bloat, but I've seen it claimed plenty of times).
Get a slow feeder bowl, such as this: [link]
I find relying on the grip of the dish is not a reliable since it can get dusty and lose friction easily. You could also try a slow feeder (link) as these are pretty much impossible to spill over even if he tries to put his paws in them.
use this guy. It slows down feeding time so they don't inhale their food which causes digestive issues.
Are you feeding him in a bowl, or a way, so that he eats more slowly? We use a combination of things for this: first, the bowls are elevated and they're the ones like this. I also have a hollow, rubber globe/ball that has a hole in it i fill with food, along with a kong, in which I fill with food. It amuses her (and us) to watch her eat. And she is extremely food-motivated so she'd eat all her food in 10 seconds otherwise. The other thing you may think about is if there's any activity that you all do, or do with him, which coincides with the one month periodic problem. Eg, we have 'steak night' once a month and I was giving her the T-bone, which she threw up the next night.
I vote yes! My shiba used to finish half cup of dry kibble in a few minutes when served in a regular bowl. While he never regurgitated after eating, I noticed he'd occasionally get hiccups after meals. I bought this from Amazon and it has extended his eat time by at least 5 times and I haven't observed any hiccups since. I wash the bowl every 3-5 days.
Yeah I don't think they really grow out of it. Get the slow feed bowl. Amazon (below) It really is serious once they get older. They can get bloat and die quickly. Ours is more prone for it because of her breed. And DO NOT do elevated bowls. That's not good either for bloat.
I got this (the large size) for my dog because he vacuums up food. It would be gone in 30 seconds and I was so worried about bloat. Now it takes him a good 3-4 minutes to eat which is amazing considering how quickly he can inhale food. But I like that he has to work a bit for his food. They have to move around the bowl, lick in different spots, nudge the kibble with their nose, etc. Just watch and make sure they don't get frustrated and paw at the bowl or tip it over, haha. Ours did that once and I just picked up the bowl and took it away, then gave it back, and he hasn't pawed at it since.
Kongs stuffed with goodies are also fun, frozen makes it even more challenging. Sometimes I put half of my dog's dinner in a kong with some peanut butter and it'll take him 20 or so minutes to get through it, and then he's usually exhausted and passes out like we just went for a run!
Get one of those maze bowls they work great
Edit, link to amazon:
Outward Hound Fun Feeder Dog Bowl Slow Feeder Stop Bloat for Dogs, Small, Teal [link]
This one comes in a variety of shapes (flip through colors) so you should find one that works for your pup.
Another good choice. Shaped like an egg carton so the gaps are spaced out and can make it easier for flatter faced pups to use.
Another good choice for flat faced breeds.
Hope some of these seem to fit what yours looking for.
For mental stimulation I use a biscuit pan, tennis balls, and treats. I do this a couple of times a day.
Place a treat in one of the holes. Cover all of the holes with tennis balls then put the pan on the floor and let your boy sniff out the treat.
You may have to show him the first couple of times until he learns to move the tennis balls.
Here’s a link: [link]
I also recently switched my dogs food bowl to this: Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo... [link]
I like the new bowl. It makes them work a little bit for the food.
This one may be a little extreme, but I have done this in the past. I bought a wagon and “walked” my dog in the wagon a couple of times a day. It’s a good way to break of the monotony of being in a crate all day.
And get him a slow feeder so he eats more slowly, like this one. feeder]([link]
You could try a slow feeding bowl by outward hound
There's also some slow feeder balls that have no top to open like this, it's rubber
Dog Games Outward Hound Fun Feeder Mini Drop Teal [link]
Amazon has several different ones, this one works great!
Could you get some sort of slow feeder that you then put the food in and froze? That would definitely hold a full meal although he may have more difficulty moving it around.
Another option might be squishy silicone bowls assuming you aren't leaving him unattended in case he decides to chew the bowl also.
I bought one of these and one of these. Hopefully she gets the flip board. She only likes toys that are food related so I want more enrichment for her.
I was thinking of getting her one of these treat balls for her food too.
She eats soooo fast and then she burps so I am getting worried about it! I have been trying 3x a day.
Ours did much better with taste of the wild and a slow eat bowl!!