Mini Schnauzer piggin' out...need help

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  1. captain

    captain New Member

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    Hello everybody,

    Sebastian is a two year old Miniature Schnauzer in great health. His problem: He eats way too fast! I can't keep food in his dish because no matter how much I put in, he eats all of it--to the point he makes himself sick. So, I give him 2- half cup portions; one in the morning, and one in the evening. But still, he gobbles it all down in under a minute. This boy LOVES food! Any help would greatly be appreciated,

    Steve

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  2. Mordy

    Mordy Quigleyfied

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    there are several things you can try

    - put some heavy objects in the bowl so he has to eat around them
    - feed from a treat dispensing ball instead of out of a bowl (omega paw makes a nice one)
    - offer the food on a flat plate or cookie sheet instead of a bowl

    side note: portion controlled feeding is better than free feeding, so don't feel bad about that.
     
  3. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    I agree with mordy. If you want to try a dispensing toy you could try something like a kong. Or you could even try hiding kibbles here and there and letting him sniff them out.
     

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