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    Default Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    Gator has a habit of drinking like its the last time he's going to get any water. With that, he then proceeds to thow up. Then eats it!!!
    Anyone else have this issue and if so, any ideas on how to stop this?!?!.

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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    Winston can drink fast, but I got one of those Drinkwell fountains... it has slowed him down & keeps his neck folds from getting soaked. Only other suggestion I would have is limit how much water you put in the bowl...

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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    Dudley doesn't drink water often during the day, but when he does, it's like he's a camel storing it up for a long trek across the desert. He only brings it back up if he's been playing too hard. I try not to let him drink water right after he's playing, but sometimes he gets away from me!

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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    Tubbs is the same way. You'd think he's being sent to the chair lol
    When we put the water down we make him wait to drink then when he is drinking we take it away from him or tell him Stop to take a little breather. Its helped out alot and he doesn't burp as much.

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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    You got good advice already. My guys don't seem to drink a lt of water either, so we put warm water in their kibble to make sure they get enough water during the day. If you find out how to slow own a bully you let us know. Lol
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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    I got Tilly the Neater Feeder in order to stop her from shoving her entire head into her food bowl (as she would spill and then refuse to eat the food off the floor ... and then spill water on it, creating a nice, thick paste).

    It's elevated so that she has to reach into the bowls, and therefore it slows her drinking and eating down considerably, and she can't just go face-first. The elevation is more effective than the spill-catching part of the bowls!

    Also, a friend of mine told me before that if Tilly eats or drinks too quickly, all you need to do is put a big toy ball in the bowl. They have to eat/drink around the ball, which slows it down considerably.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    Very cool, thank you all....I will let you all know how he responds...

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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    I got Tilly the Neater Feeder in order to stop her from shoving her entire head into her food bowl (as she would spill and then refuse to eat the food off the floor ... and then spill water on it, creating a nice, thick paste).

    It's elevated so that she has to reach into the bowls, and therefore it slows her drinking and eating down considerably, and she can't just go face-first. The elevation is more effective than the spill-catching part of the bowls!

    Also, a friend of mine told me before that if Tilly eats or drinks too quickly, all you need to do is put a big toy ball in the bowl. They have to eat/drink around the ball, which slows it down considerably.

    Good luck!
    I got the Neater Feeder too for my dogs... Love it!!!

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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    We have one of those 360 Water fountains for the critters that pretty much keeps them from shoving their faces in the bowl and making a mess. Harlea will only drink out of the waterfall portion and not the bowl itself which helps her drink slowly or she drinks out of the bottle that is attached to her crate that is basically a large hamster water bottle with a stainless steel drinking tube.
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    Default Re: Gator drinks too fast....how do I stop him from......

    Sheldon does this if we aren't paying attention. I'm not real sure how we managed to get him to stop but now all we say is that's enough Sheldon and he will walk away from it. I also noticed he does this if his water is colder than room temperature. So I put filtered water in a bottle and keep it in the room close to his water bowl and fill his bowl as he drinks it down that way it isn't too cold.

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