I just started using slow bowls with Krypto this week. He doesn't gulp horribly, but his breed is bloat prone, which I'm paranoid about after having lost a dog to it 30 years ago, so I thought that it was not a bad idea.
When you change off bowls, is it to slow him down more, because it's a different pattern? The new bowl does slow him down, but not as much as I'd anticipated.
I have a few stuffed critters that need sewing currently. Teething is hard on them!
A few years ago, I had a subscription to something like Bark Box for Tango the standard poodle. He loved stuffed toys, and had a soft mouth...he never destuffed them, so we got a combination of treats and toys. Eventually, in his last year or so of life, he stopped playing, so we stopped the subscription.
What an error with Alfred's subscription! But, they did make up for it, in spades!
That's so interesting! Krypto has really chewed his stuffed toys with his radical teething stage, *except* for his smallest stuffed toy. I got him a small dinosaur that squeaks when we first got him, and to this day the little dino is completely intact! I've not been able to figure out why. And, I have a 2nd one set away. Hmmmm!
That's a great idea for your friend's aggressive chewer!
I love the idea of the sardine Christmas treat!
I'd be the last person to say anything. I've enjoyed sharing food with many of my dogs in the past...except for foods harmful to them, of course, but pretty much anything else they got nibbles of. They were always a fine weight, and lived long, healthy lives, so...!
I did food proof them for when we were out, so that they wouldn't eat something lying on the ground, just from my hand, or in their dish. Too many things were bad in the city. Plus we trained a lot of saved dogs to be adopted out, many by policemen, so we didn't want them to eat random foods. That helped them to be adopted. Not to mention that people would toss poisoned foods into yards sometimes.
And, since training Service Dogs, I've had to make sure the same, that my SD's do not pick up random food, pay attention to food in public places, or take random food from people they don't know. So many people in businesses wanted to give dog treats that they kept behind their counters, that I finally added a command to take food if I said that it was okay.
Zack, many years ago, was my social butterfly and good ambassador overall. Thankfully, he had no food allergies! If we stopped several places in an afternoon, I could practically skip his dinner! *rolling eyes!* lol! Let's just say that he was popular!
It sounds like Alfred is set for the holidays.
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