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    Does anyone else have this problem? My EB absolutely inhales his food. There is no chewing involved. He even gets semi choked some times and has to hack it up. I tried putting some larger, non-edible objects in his bowl to slow him down and make him work around it, but that did not help. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance.

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    My Lucy Lu does this also, we don't do anything about it, but I have heard with large breed dogs that eat large portions there is a danger of them getting bloat. There is a bowl that has a center part like a donut or angel food cake pan. i have not used this but heard it helps. Maybe someone else on hear has an idea.
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    Being a new Bully "mom" I have been worried about this as well... I have seen the bowls and I know they have stuff like this for horses to make them eat slower.... I was told to make sure the kibble was small, but I am worried that the Fromm is gonna be bigger then what I am use to ...

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    My Jake does this! It scares the crapola out of me because I worry about bloat. I found a "slow feed ball" online and have been using it about a week. Works great..like night and day.it's made of ceramic..I think and he takes twice as long to eat..very inexpensive and can get washed in the dishwasher! I have heard of people using a rock in same fashion..but I was afraid he would swallow it..or at least try! Another thing I did before the ball came..was just put his food down in thirds.it helped..but not as much as ball!


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    When I started free feeding a couple months ago, the problem stopped!

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    A slow down bowl is great like @JAKEISGREAT mentioned. You can use a baking sheet( spread kibble out--it is harder for them to pick up big amounts at once), muffin tins, or you turn certain styles of stainless bowl upside down and put the food in the channel on the underside of the bowl. Never heard of an angel food cake pan but @Davidh--I think that would work too.

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    @LucysMum it's not the cake pan it's a bowl that kind of looks like it with the center raised so they have to eat around the edges to slow them down kind of like turning a bowl upside down. Might be the same thing as the slow down bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    @LucysMum it's not the cake pan it's a bowl that kind of looks like it with the center raised so they have to eat around the edges to slow them down kind of like turning a bowl upside down. Might be the same thing as the slow down bowl.
    Oh. I misunderstood. My bad.

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