A question someone maybe able to answer for me?

I read about Grand Mal Seizure's I have noticed when Oscar eats his dry food he bolts it down and does not chew it!. Oscar starts to I think choke and this goes on for not very long he then settles down. We have started to half the portion and give it to him in stages this seems to work it has happened with his Barf Diet wet food as well we just try to settle him and it stops?. My Question is when this happens is it just because Oscar bolts his food down and it gets stuck or is it something more serious???. I mentioned this to my vet last year and Fiona said that because Oscar bolts his food and does not chew it this happens???. Has anybody ever had this happen to their Corgi???.

Any advise is helpful or should I be worried due to his age 10 years nine months and very healthy!.



Oscar's Dad Brian

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Comment by Rachel on September 16, 2013 at 3:27pm

Izzie is a monster black hole when it comes to eating. There are a couple things we've been doing with the help of a trainer because she is pushy and depfensive of her food.

Hope this helps!

Rachel & Izzie

Comment by Renee Krajcar on September 15, 2013 at 10:26pm

My Fergus is a hoover when it comes to food-- my husband purchased me a slow feed bowl for our wedding anniversary ( how romantic I know) But it has helped a ton.  I would say start there and see how he does.

Comment by Beth on September 15, 2013 at 10:01pm

You can get a special bowl to make him slow down.  Usually when dogs have grand mal seizures, they collapse on their side and sort of go into a huge spasm, then their legs start moving in a paddling motion, like they are swimming.   It's very distinctive.  Things can vary from dog to dog, but it's some variation on that theme.

If Oscar were my dog, I'd definitely get him a different bowl to see if that helps.  Good luck!

Comment by Donna and Lilly on September 15, 2013 at 5:40pm

My daughters corgi Ein inhales his food.  So we water it down a little and did buy one of those bowls that makes them eat slower.  It does seem to work!

Comment by Beverly Butler Redford & Tucker on September 15, 2013 at 1:02pm

I use a cookie sheet because Redford also sucks his food down.  I got a thing that looked like a rubber umbrella with a suction cup on the bottom that was supposed to help slow him down, but it wouldn't stick to the bottom of the bowl so he just shoved it out of the way.

I've also heard people put rocks or golf balls in the bowl too, but I would be afraid that they would eat them accidently.

Comment by Jolly Wahlstrom on September 15, 2013 at 12:16pm

I seem to recall coming across a bowl or something that forced dogs to eat slowly. You might try googling that.

Comment by Jane Christensen on September 15, 2013 at 9:26am

I give Sage and Bella about 1/2 cup warm water in their food. Not sure if this would help but they need it as they end up puking the dry food later as it seems too dry for them.  Don't know if it would slow him down or not but you could try it.

Comment by Linda on September 15, 2013 at 7:57am

I agree with Natalie.  Katie always wants to bolt her food and she has been known to get too much at one time and then she chokes. Same thing when she grabs a carrot or treat...half the time I don't think she even tastes it. 

Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on September 15, 2013 at 1:13am

Yes, it is defiantely from eating too fast.  They sell bowls you can buy that help slow the dogs down when they eat.  What I do is  give my woofer, a dinner plate and that seems to help as it moves around and isnt as easy to woof it down.  In too small of a bowl they are more likely to get too much at once and cant swallow it all. 

I am pretty sure what you are describing is choking and not a seizure. 

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