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I've always heard no exercise one hour before eating, or two hours after eating.
Debbie
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The only excercise she gets after dinner is fetch which isn't all that strenuous. And I can only tell her no so many times when she lays the plush bone on the foot rest. Emotion: smile
I have a female lab and from what I've read, bloat is nasty. So I always make sure that I ... How can I get her to slow down how quickly she eats so she doesn't take in as much air?

I've had the pleasure of feeding a dog that ate very fast on numerous occasions. She ate so fast that she would get breathing problems and then started making weird noises. During those inhale-exhale-attacks while she sounded like she was choking, she would stop eating for a while tho. It didn't seem to be anything serious, she always managed to continue eating after a while =). It did however disturb me, I couldn't watch her, or hear her - I always shake the feeling that she was going to have a stroke of some sort.
What I did was I made her take 3-4 short breaks during her meals. I measured up the amount of food she was supposed to get. Then I poured a few mouthfuls into her bowl and waited till she had finished that, and then let her wait a second or two before pouring her some more. While she ate I would sit near her with the rest of her portion in plain view. She still ate pretty fast, but she chewed a bit more, and didn't get those awful choke-attacks. Because her bowl was never very full, she couldn't just sink her head into it at swallow whole mouthfuls without chewing either.
If there is some vegetable she doesn't like you could try mixing some of that in her food =). I know my dogs dislike peas... even my old girl will eat around the peas and only eat them last if she is really hungry. When I had her on a strict diet I got some great advice on how to make her eat slower. People here suggested having her eat from a big pan, so she couldn't get a full mouthful at once. Another suggestion was putting something like a tennisball in her bowl, it would be in her way while she ate.

Rosa
I've gotten some good ideas already. The rock thing would work for sure, but scares me a little bit. I'm ... try putting 5 or 6 ice cubes in there (she loves ice cubes) and see if that slows her down.

My wolfer would have just crunched up the ice cubes and continued inhaling.

In her case, we spread the pan-full of food across the floor.

Kate
I've gotten some good ideas already. The rock thing would ... loves ice cubes) and see if that slows her down.

My wolfer would have just crunched up the ice cubes and continued inhaling. In her case, we spread the pan-full of food across the floor.

Or, you could just have the dog put down
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For feeding kibble to a dog,
Maybe you could try to put more water in the dish.This would help in the digestion process.
For regular kibble diet, try adding water as to slow the process of inhaling the food. Also consider a raw diet. It may help the digestion of food. keep trying to experiment.