Does your German Shepherd eat too fast? Know how to stop your German Shepherd from eating fast!
German Shepherds love food, and while this trait makes them trainable, too much voraciousness can lead to health problems. Not only can their love for food lead to obesity, but it can also cause them to experience Bloat or GDV especially if they eat too fast.
Risk that Comes With Eating Too Fast
Eating too fast can lead your German Shepherd to suffer from one or more of the following:
- Excessive burping,
- Stomach pain,
- And Bloat.
How to Stop your German Shepherd from Eating Fast
There are different ways to stop your German Shepherd from eating fast and here are some:
- Do not give your German Shepherd big meals. Instead, divide his or her meal throughout the day – giving him or her smaller portions of food at a time.
- Put a ball in your German Shepherd’s food bowl to slow down his or her chow time. The balls should stop him from biting and gulping in too much food at a time.
- Get a slow-feeder, which are food bowls that look like they have puzzles in it. The obstacles in the feeder should make it hard for your German Shepherd to chow down everything in the food bowl – thus, slowing him down.
By slowing down your German Shepherd’s meal time, you’re lessening his or her chance of experiencing painful and potentially deadly health conditions like the Bloat. Do not let your German Shepherd run around and play rough after meal. Instead, let him or her rest for at least thirty minutes after each meal.