Did you know it could be harmful to your pet if they eat to fast? Specially in your large breed dogs. What can happen is called Bloat.

When bloat occurs, the dog’s stomach fills with air, fluid and/or food. The enlarged stomach puts pressure on other organs, can cause difficulty breathing, and eventually may decrease blood supply to a dog’s vital organs.

People often use the word “bloat” to refer to a life-threatening condition that requires immediate veterinary care known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), gastric torsion and twisted stomach. This condition can cause rapid clinical signs and death in several hours.

Ways to help prevent bloat is slowing your pet down when they eat and drink, don’t allow your pet to be too active after eating, and you can consider a prophylactic gastropexy surgery which fixes the stomach in place, if you have a high-risk breed. They also make special bowls that encourage your pet to work for the food and eat slower.