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    Defaulteating habits

    Eddie always inhales his food, so fast sometimes that I actually have gone back to his bowl to make sure he actually ate. Even while he stand there licking his lips.......

    Fanny savors every morsel in her bowl.

    For the past couple of months I have been putting Fanny's food down first so that Eddie doesn't hover over her when he is done and he has been fine with it.

    For the past few weeks he has been walking away from his food after a few bites and coming to me. Once I walk back to the bowl he finishes eating. I have no idea why but I am going to start putting their bowls down at the same time to see if that helps because it is driving me nuts!

    Fanny would have no problem with eating his food if he didn't. I guess that goes without saying, huh?

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    thats odd. its like hes saying " see, i didnt scarf it" Libby scarfs hers down than hovers over Skylar until she walks away and Libby finishes it!
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    That's funny - not funny as in 'ha ha,' but funny as in peculiar.

    I agree with the idea of putting both dishes down together and see how he does. Maybe he's just 'growing up' and realizing he doesn't have to inhale his food.

    I put about 1/2 to 1 cup of cool water in with the kibble to slow the boys down. I don't let it sit, I feed it immediately while the kibble is still crunchy.
    Jackie, Champ, and Buddy

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    Oh. Oh. I can help with this, I think. Well, not a solution, but an observation with my own.

    I feed my border collie and my Lhasa in a separate room from the others. B/C has always been an *iffy* morning eater... if he doesn't fee like eating I don't make an issue out of it. He is always ready for his evening meal. Lhasa is always ready for any meal, but if the B/C doesn't eat his morning meal, Lhasa doesn't either. And so, for the Lhasa, when he won't eat because of the other guy, I let him have his morning meal in Meg's usual place (after she has finished, of course).

    Feeding multiples can be tricky... I don't know how Jesus did it with those meager loaves and fishes and throngs of people, but I'd love to have his knack! (j/k)

    Seamus and Flynn

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    Maybe it bothers him that you changed the routine by feeding her first. They really like everything to stay the same.

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