So today is Luca's second day home. To get her to eat i had to sit beside her and watch her eat. the problem was eating too fast i think.
She wasn't chewing her food completely and swallowed kibble bits whole. she promptly threw them back up. :[ I thought she was choking so it scared me.
how can i fix this? also she didn't eat much yesterday. I put 1/2 cup of food down yesterday and she didn't eat all of it. is it normal for puppies not to eat much?
My puppy eats too fast too, so I bought her an Everlasting Fun Ball It's made of durable, chewable rubber. I just put her whole servings worth of dog food in it and put on a tile or concrete surface and she's off. I feed her Purina puppy food and the pieces of kibble fall out easily (usually 3 or 4 pieces at a time). She picked it up really quickly, cause she's very food motivated. So what used to be a 30 sec meal has now become a 5 minute meal. My only complaint about this product is that it doesn't open up, so you have to put the food or treats into the same holes they come out of. I think it takes me just as long to load it with food as it does for her to eat it. There are comparable balls out there that do open up, but they're made of plastic and are really noisy. Anyway, their are lots of products like this that will stimulate them mentally, while feeding them and keeping them from eating the food too quickly. You should check some out. They're all considerably cheaper on amazon than through the local pet store too.
Good luck, Heather