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Does Your Dog Wolf Down Food?

Try feeding him from an old muffin pan and divide the food between the cups. Many weight control issues in pets are due to inadvertent overfeeding of kibble. One solution is to use a scooper for the exact portion recommended for your dog to eliminate accidental overfeeding. Remember feeding guides are based on averages, so the feeding amount for your furry friend may not be what is “recommended” on the feeding panels. They rely a lot on activity levels.

A gobbler can be annoying since they are bugging you for more when your other dogs are just barely starting to eat.

This would be my choice instead of a muffin pan:

Brake-Fast Dog Food Bowls

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There are quite a few dog food puzzles out now. Here are my reviews on a few of them:

Smarter Toys IQ Treat Ball Dog Toy: I love this one since it will hold their whole meal and they seem to enjoy it. I give it 5 stars out of 5

Premier Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug Treat Dispensing Dog Toy: This one was a waste of money in my opinion. Even my worst chow hounds wouldn’t take the effort to coax the food out of this one. No stars

Ethical Pet Seek-A-Treat Shuffle Bone Dog Puzzle: This was a good idea, but is only good for very tiny treats. They made the holes way too shallow. Dogs seem to have fun with it, but takes just a second for a Lacy to clean out. 2 stars

Ethical Pet Seek-A-Treat Flip ‘N Flap Dog Puzzle: Same problem with being too shallow, but a but a bit more of a challenge for your dog to do. 3 stars

Kyjen Dog Games Treat Wheel: This one was another 5 star winner for me. They have to remove the cups to get treats underneath, but also spin to access more. It will hold a full meal (about 2 cups of food). 5 stars

Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder: This one looks good and is next on my list to get. Let me know if you already have it and how you like it.

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