A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Jack and Jen B!, our July HOTM winners! HOTM - August : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Jack and Jen B,
our July HOTM Winners!
Summer Vacation!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share | .
 

 Not chewing his food

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Rocio_Caballero
Senior
Senior
avatar

Male Join date : 2012-06-19
Location : New Mexcio

PostSubject: Not chewing his food   Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:38 pm

So I've noticed that every time I feed Lycus, he just swallows his kibble whole. He hardly chews any of it. I know he's not underfed and it's not like he eats savagely or as if he's starving, he just doesn't really chew. Are there health concerns with this? If so, what can I do? I was thinking about a slow-feeder bowl, but I'm not too sure if that would make a difference.
Back to top Go down
Jennet&Embry
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2010-09-15
Location : Eau Claire, Wisconsin

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:43 pm

Ares does this too, I just put the dog food scoop in his bowl so he has to slow down and eat around it.
Back to top Go down
Rocio_Caballero
Senior
Senior
avatar

Male Join date : 2012-06-19
Location : New Mexcio

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:50 pm

Thanks, I will try that
Back to top Go down
Keyda81
Adult
Adult
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-09-24
Location : Niagara Falls, NY

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:12 pm

Lucian eats his food whole as well. Same thing, he doesn't wolf it down, just doesn't chew it. He's on earthborn though, and the kibble is really small. I add warm water to it, so it softens up a little easier, and doesn't hit his stomach completely hard. I figure it just makes it a bit easier to digest. Funny thing is, he chews his soft treats, lol.
Back to top Go down
Huskyluv
Resident Nutritional Bookworm
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:13 pm

It's normal, most dogs don't chew kibble or treats. We had a somewhat similar thread recently: Swallowing treats

Slow feed bowls, a ball in the bowl, or spreading the kibble out on a baking sheet can help slow your dogs eating speed however it is unlikely to get them to chew the food.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Mobezilla
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-29
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:01 pm

Yuki doesn't chew her food either, she just swallows it -.- I've done slow feeding bowls, a rock in the middle, and spreading the food all over the bottom of her crate and even if its piece by piece she inhales it all. The kibble is very small though so its easy for her to swallow whole, I will try adding warm water as you do @Keyda81.


Last edited by Mobezilla on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:51 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
japhotos
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Male Join date : 2012-09-04
Location : Orange County California

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:31 am

Like Megan said, warm water helps get the food into a better state for digestion. You could also try these feeding toys which drop a little food out of the hole every time your dog knocks the toy around.

http://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Premier-Buddy-Kibble-Nibble/dp/B001F0RRUA
Back to top Go down
Mobezilla
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-29
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:50 am

@japhotos wrote:
Like Megan said, warm water helps get the food into a better state for digestion. You could also try these feeding toys which drop a little food out of the hole every time your dog knocks the toy around.

http://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Premier-Buddy-Kibble-Nibble/dp/B001F0RRUA

Keyda81 just gave me the idea on a post a couple above mine XD I have yet to try it.
Back to top Go down
Rocio_Caballero
Senior
Senior
avatar

Male Join date : 2012-06-19
Location : New Mexcio

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:54 am

@japhotos wrote:
Like Megan said, warm water helps get the food into a better state for digestion. You could also try these feeding toys which drop a little food out of the hole every time your dog knocks the toy around.

http://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Premier-Buddy-Kibble-Nibble/dp/B001F0RRUA
Oooh I'll probably try this out as well!

Thank you every one for your input!
Back to top Go down
Rotorhead
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Male Join date : 2012-11-26

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:36 am

Dogs are animals. Animals in the wild eat as fast as they can, before some other larger and/or more numerous creature(s) can come along and steal their meal. If they cannot eat their kill completely and have not been molested by other scavengers, they bury what is left to chew on later. This is natural behavior.

I mix a little wet dog food(half a 13oz can) with Karly's kibble, then put a little broth, chicken or beef depending on the flavor of the wet dog food and mix it all together thoroughly. Karly makes me feel like a hero at dinner time, jumping up and down as I prepare her food. Then she polishes the bowl in like four minutes (yes, I have timed her).

However, on occasions I give her dry kibble, she definitely chews it, as she does with the small training treats I give her.
Back to top Go down
kevo
Adult
Adult
avatar

Join date : 2011-12-22
Location : Fort Wayne, IN

PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:08 am

When i got steve, it was recommended to put water in his bowl with his kibble. I do that and it works well, but i don't add the water till right as i am serving it to him. I did the slow feeder ball you can put in there, it works okay. I like using a turkey foil pan for the food also, it makes it lay out flat and they aren't able to take big bites of it.

Best of luck though
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Not chewing his food   

Back to top Go down
 

Not chewing his food

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: Nutrition and Feeding-