Feeding

I have a 5 month old Great Pyrenees and he eats his food extremely fast. I am wondering if I am not feeding him enough or as frequently as I need to be.

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Bloat
by: Anonymous

Bloat. It's a good potential. Is your Pyr a mix breed? In general, Pyrs do not inhale their food. If yours does this, potential is good he is also swallowing a lot of air with his food. Bloat may occur. This could result in death in extreme cases.

So you can try a couple of things.

Isolate your dog in a quiet and secure location at mealtimes, so he can eat without the threat of competition.

At 5 months he's growing fast. Feed him his daily ration, about 4 cups, divided into 4 small portions...1 cup each at AM, noon, PM, and bedtime. Make sure if you feed kibble to always add water to it.

Buy a food bowl for gobblers that can be found easily, at your local pet store. It has bumps in the bottom that make it impossible for your pup to take big bites.

Keep mealtimes on a schedule. Same times, every day, without fail.

Rest before and after meals also very important. So, no bringing him in panting, after a romp outdoors, to his full bowl.

Good luck.

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