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    I have read on a few different threads about bullies who eat too fast and inhale their food. Rocco is such a fast eater he barely stops to breathe. He just inhales his food and it does not sound like he chews either (which I read was normal) He has not thrown up any food as of yet but always after his meals he lets out a nice burp/gurgling noise. I was not aware of this being out of the norm until the past few days. I have been feeding him slowly now, a little bit at a time as a temporary solution. My question is on how I should treat this permanently? Is it better to get one of those balls you put in the bowl or just a slow feeder bowl? Is one more effective than the other? Or is there something else I haven't mentioned? I tried moistening the food but that did not slow him down at all. He is currently eating out of a stainless bowl. I just want to rectify this before it becomes a serious problem and do what's best for my little guy. Thanks in advance! You guys are the best!

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    you have to try to see which works for him.... adding some water help with Banks, but others have had success with the ball others with the slow feed bowl.... as with most things, you do not know till you try it. I would try the ball first....
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    We used the ""portion Pacer" ball with Phoebe and it was the best thing! It didn't bother her in the least and now she has completely slowed down to the point that she is only grazing.
    I would highly recommed it :-)

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    I added warm water at first for Winton, but as he got older I had to improvise a little... I add a tablespoon of yogurt in the morning, and mix that w/his kibble. It's really thick to gobble down so fast... LOL Dinnertime I add the salmon oil to it for his add-in and he doesn't seem to gobble that down as much either. Good Luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbeau View Post
    We used the ""portion Pacer" ball with Phoebe and it was the best thing! It didn't bother her in the least and now she has completely slowed down to the point that she is only grazing.
    I would highly recommed it :-)

    I've been looking at those. I can't tell the actual sizes of the small and large on Amazon. Do you know if the pet stores (Petco, Petsmart) carry this or is it available online only? Glad to see you've had success with it!

    @ddnene a tablespoon of yogurt is enough for the whole bowl? I wonder why the salmon oil calms him down as well

    Thanks for the responses! And any first hand experience is much appreciated!

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    I use 1 tablespoon, but I mix it in really good w/the kibble... I use the fat free Greek yogurt style, it's really thick!!! I think the oil slows him down because he's trying to lick that first... LOL

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    @fastmatt613 we got ours at petsmart and we bought the big one - we always used a stainless steel bowl and nebver had a problem!
    Good luck!!

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    Hi,

    I use the slow-feed and it works better. -slow-feed-jpg

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    @Elbeau It looks like a trip to the pet store is in order after work!
    @ABEBD I'm going to look at those as well. I think I've seen them in stainless?

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    I think everything mentioned above will work. We put a couple golf balls in Hollys bowl and that did the trick for us. It was harder to get her bully mug in her bowl. I always wondered if Holly having to push the golf balls around helped her cognitive development...idk...prolley just me


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    I picked up the bowl above at petco today. Petsmart apparently doesn't carry the balls anymore so I have to order it online. He has trouble getting to the food in the bowl I felt so bad it took him forever then I finally just fed him small portions in the regular bowl again. He can't get his face in it lol. Hopefully the ball does the trick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Yes..thats why I didn't get it for Jake..I mean those fat faces have to have room to maneuver !
    The ball will work!
    He was so pathetic eating from it. He was getting frustrated too lol. I felt so bad. But he did slow down! The ball has been ordered so I'm gonna have to deal with feeding him a little at a time for a few more days

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