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    Default Re: Any ideas to slow down their eating, besides the special bowls?

    Quote Originally Posted by RaRett View Post
    To slow up Hershey, I put his food in a 12 part Muffin Tin - he has to work for his food, and it slows him down, especially since he cant get his face into the little tins you can also put the food out on a cookie sheet (with edges, or you'll have food all over the floor)
    Great idea!

    Bo is still a gulper --- but "soupy" food (hot water + Wellness Canned Food + Kibble) has helped him have to "work" to get the food into his gullet. He choked once as a puppy. Scared the crap out of me.

    I have one of those Kong Wobblers. I tried that route when he was a pup. He would just sit back, let Bea do all the work to get the kibbles out, and follow her and the toy around eating as fast as possible. ha ha ha

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    Default Re: Any ideas to slow down their eating, besides the special bowls?

    I was thinking some kind of ball should work.
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    Default Re: Any ideas to slow down their eating, besides the special bowls?

    We got one of the balls for Winston too! As others had mentioned he didn't like it at first, in fact he refused to eat lol! It took him a few hours but he got used to it. It slowed him down soo much, before we used to ball we would put water in his food and make it soupy. That worked too but made a mess!! The ball was much cleaner! Good luck, its very scary when that happens!!

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    Default Re: Any ideas to slow down their eating, besides the special bowls?

    i tried a slow feed bowl for sarah. did not work for her she still ate to fast and choked a couple of times. a ball would probably be the best thing

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    Default Re: Any ideas to slow down their eating, besides the special bowls?

    Lilly had this problem too...Soo annoying!

    But we got her the slow feed bowl, and would only put a little food in at once and that solved it. Lilly was also able to gulp her food too with a slow feed bowl. She eventually slowed down after a while though which was cool.

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    We use a nice smooth river rocks that helps to slow down meatball.

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    Default Re: Any ideas to slow down their eating, besides the special bowls?

    We've had to switch to the slow feed bowl and it's slowed Ellie Mae down from about 45 seconds to about 4 minutes. I asked our vet about this issue this morning and she said that if the slow feed bowl didn't work to try a muffin tray and put a little bit of food in each muffin hole or to just spread the food out across the kitchen floor if the space is there.

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    I just bought Tonka a bigger bowl, it wasn't my intention, but now that his food is spread out over a larger surface area it is definitely slowing him down. A happy coincidence seeing as he is a crazy gulper too!

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