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Old 03-25-2013, 08:47 PM
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Kiba (or tries to) horks her food as fast as possible and then has to upchuck some of it, then continues eating. Thus why we got the brake fast bowl, but recently it seems she's back to doing it more than usual.

She has a red (medium) right now, do you think getting her the larger one would make the larger kibble more or less accessible to slow her down more? Or maybe I should try switching to a smaller kibble.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:50 PM
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Work to eat toys? Should slow her a bit since she'll have to... Well... Work to eat
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:52 PM
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Would take too long and be to noisy. And would most likely make the other dogs try to fight through crates.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:36 PM
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The larger size will make food MORE accessible I'd think. What about putting a tennis ball or big clean rock in the bowl as well?
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These things are winning a ton of awards...might be an alternative to the Brake Fast? I think it's harder to get food out of them.





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Yeah, ditto the larger bowl making the kibble easier to get. You can try wetting it down, that slows Pepper down some.

Alternatively put her in another room where she's not near the other dogs and let her use the work to eat toys. It shouldn't take too much time; if you have a dog who's making herself sick eating you need to figure out a way to make the time if that's the only solution.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:17 AM
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I've had fantastic success with adding water. Kastle is my third dog with this problem. He eats slower if he can eat no where near the other dogs (like a different room) and with water. Smaller kibble a are more puke worthy than large for him.
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A couple ideas that I was given:

Use a muffin tin and put a some kibble into each compartment.

Use a large cookie sheet (with sides) and spread the kibble all over it.
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Use a large cookie sheet (with sides) and spread the kibble all over it.
I was going to suggest that, too. And, believe it or not, a bigger regular bowl works, as well. I didn't have much luck putting a tennis ball in Mick's dish-he just took it out. But, with Caleb I put a couple of empty Kongs in his dish.
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I always add water to my dogs' food. Don't soak the food, but just right before you put the dish down add enough water so that the kibble floats a bit. You could even add it in the brake-fast bowl.
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