It’s great to see your dog eating without muss or fuss but can they be eating too quickly? In some instances, dogs that eat too quickly can become ill if they inhale a good amount of air when they eat. This can lead to a potentially fatal condition known as bloat. In other instances, dogs eat so fast that the food is never digested and is then regurgitated. This deprives your dog of the nutrition that they need.
If you notice that your dog is eating too quickly, here are some tips:
1.) Take the proper feeding portion and break it up into smaller meals throughout the day. You can also look into a food dispenser with a timer.
2.) Try slow feeding bowels that have protrusions in the dish which only allow for a small amount of kibble to be picked up at a time. You can also look at food dispensing toys that will make your dog work for the food they receive.
3.) If your dog eats wet food, look into a lick mat which allows you to place the food in the ridges of the mat. This will naturally slow down feeding.
With these tips, you should be well on your way to healthy eating habits. The next question is: what food are you putting in your dog’s bowl? Take a look at all of our holistic fresh meat first formulas at pureluxepetfood.com today.