Lincoln eats sooooo fast (I personally think he just inhales it rather than chew).

The other day he was done and he started choking - by the time I got from the other room to the kitchen he had stopped. I think he scared himself a bit.

Tonight he was eating dinner and he started to choke in the middle of it. He looked up at Eric with his ears back and ran to him. Eric pressed on his belly to try and release it ... he finally spit it up in his mouth.

How can we avoid him choking? He eats too fast and I don't know how to make him slow down.


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Comment by Danielle_RN on May 20, 2008 at 9:43pm
I read somewhere to put tennis balls in their bowl with their food to slow them down. Has he been doing better?
Comment by Tracie & Emmy on April 4, 2008 at 9:10pm
I was going to suggest a brake-fast bowl too. That should help.
Comment by Cindi on April 3, 2008 at 10:35pm
First, get the bowls up off the ground. You can find elevated bowls at PetSmart or any other pet supply store. That way he is swallowing with his head/neck at the proper level. Second, check into Brake-Fast bowls (or ones that are similar). You can find the Brake-Fast at I believe. With the inclusion of the towers in the bowl, your dog must slow down to eat around them, helping to alleviate the inhaling of food and resulting choking problem.
Comment by Kristen on April 3, 2008 at 10:07pm
I was going to tell you about the carrot trick, but I saw you found the skarf and barf forum. Fergie would skarf and start shoking as well, but the carrot thing works pretty well. I also throw a few green beans in as well. I think the different textures helps to slow her down...that and she has figured out that I won't let anyone else eat out of her bowl.

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