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Why does my dog eat food fast without chewing

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Why does my dog eat food fast without chewing?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Doctor Jeff replied 6 years ago.

This is not an uncommon event in dogs especially breeds like the labrador retriever. Eating a meal this quickly can put a large breed deep chested dog at risk for bloat. So, you can feed her meals in 2-3 courses. Give her a little at a time with a 5-10 minute break between each course. This will also allow for better digestion and reduce the risk or the whole meal coming right back up. I hope this helps and gives you direction.


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