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Your Dog A Food Gobbler? How to Safely Slow Down Your Dog's Eating.


Interactive Feeders May Just Be The Trick

Just like for us, eating food slowly and chewing it before swallowing it is better for our dog's health. Feeding your dog from an interactive feeder or toy, rather than a standard bowl, may be perfect for them.

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Topics: Dog Training, Signs of Bloat, GDV, Dog, Dog Food, Food Bloat, Feeding Bowls, Dog toys

Help! My Dog's Stomach is Bloated! Signs of Bloat, Torsion, and GDV in Dogs


Bloat, torsion, and GDV can affect any dog and these conditions can be fatal, so it is important to be aware of these conditions as well as prepared for what to do in case of a GDV/Bloat emergency.

This current article will help you recognize and understand the signs of GDV/Bloat in dogs. This will be a very frank, honest, and, at times, seemingly "cold" conversation about this condition. Presenting it in this way though is truly the best way to help you and your dog, and it's far better for you to know and face this information now, rather than once GDV has already happened and you and your dog are at the Animal ER. So, without further ado, let's jump right in…

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Topics: Signs of Bloat, Stomach Bloat, Torsion, Dog Emergency, GDV, Bloat

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