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Miniature Aussie Eats Too Fast

by Jeff Sleep
(Spokane, Washington, USA)


I have a 7 month Miniature Aussie that wolfs her food. With some treats she seems to swallow it without a single bite. Is this normal? Our 5 year old terrier mix is a leisurely eater and presents no challenge to the puppy for food.

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Eating Toooo Fast
by: Anonymous

We have the same problem here. 6 month gobbling her food 4 1/4 year old relaxed eating.
Both Aussies both female. Ended up putting a tennis ball in a small bowl with her food, so she has to eat around the tennis ball. Has slowed her down a bit.
We can't give the 6 month old bully sticks to chew-she has swallowed a bully stick was almost whole.
About 5 1/2"
She was making a coughing sound every once in a while, so I gave her a little vegetable oil on a teaspoon. She expelled a almost whole bully stick.
Learned the vegetable oil treatment from my Vet.
Anyway hope this helps!

Food dispensing ball
by: Karen

I have a 4 month old pup and he literally was inhaling his food. I purchased a food dispensing ball on Amazon that he has to work at. Not only does it take him 15-20 minutes to eat his food, it is great mental stimulation. Hope that helps.

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