Creasey doesn't eat very fast anymore (not like when he was real young), but at times I see him take a few bites, and he'll walk away from his bowl and it seems he's having a tough time swallowing...then he'll go right back to his bowl for more. For instance this morning it seemed he was struggling to get food down his esophagus, but at the same time he was chewing what was in his mouth...it really scared me.
Does anyone recommend raised food and water bowls for their doodles? Creasey is getting tall and weighs 50+ pounds and I notice he has to bend over so much just to get food and water. Even today I... more
I read the links from Kelli and now should I wait to take her for her walk after she eats? If so how long? I wanted to add about her eating from the feeding mat, sometimes, I guess when she is tired, ... more
PURDUE STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS: * Feed two or more meals a day * Feed no more than one cup per 33 pounds of body weight per meal when feeding two meals a day * Feed an energy-dense diet, to reduce... more
Oh my, I guess I'm old school. It used to be they said to raise the bowls. Ever since Berk's legs grew, he has been eating raised. Is it safe to change him now? I certainly don't want anything to... more
Dasher will take some bites, walk away, sometimes leaving a trail of food.....then go back for more. I'm just glad he is eating slowly... Dasher. as a pup, gobbled up his food, so glad he no longer... more
Unfortunately, Teddy has raised bowls because at the time I thought it was better for him. I think it helps with bloat for the bigger dogs and eating faster when it is raised if I am correct. I think ... more