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    Hi Gang!

    Leela has fallen into the habit of hovering her food (no other pups here, just the two of us girls), and I was wondering if I should consider a slow-feed bowl.

    My concern though, is that most of the slow-feed bowls I see seem conducive to pups with snouts. Any suggestions or thoughts on this matter?

    Thanks!

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    You could try a trial with a muffin tin and see if the helps.
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    Was just talking to my vet.....He said slow feeding bowls not good for pugs. You can try the muffin tin...or just spread it out on a cookie sheet?? I add water to mine...and feed some in a trough...that helps!
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    Pugs love to inhale their food! Most of ours never even chewed their food.
    They do make some slow-feed bowls that are supposed to be better for short snouts, but I've never tried one so can't give an opinion. A muffin tin is a good idea - just to see if it works and if she can get the food out.
    An elevated bowl doesn't really slow them down, but it helps quite a bit with those who gulp too much air while eating. There is also the Fluff Trough that several people here on PugVillage use and like. https://www.amazon.com/Fluff-Trough-.../dp/B08MV82V1Y
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonka & Nilla View Post
    Pugs love to inhale their food! Most of ours never even chewed their food.
    They do make some slow-feed bowls that are supposed to be better for short snouts, but I've never tried one so can't give an opinion. A muffin tin is a good idea - just to see if it works and if she can get the food out.
    An elevated bowl doesn't really slow them down, but it helps quite a bit with those who gulp too much air while eating. There is also the Fluff Trough that several people here on PugVillage use and like. https://www.amazon.com/Fluff-Trough-.../dp/B08MV82V1Y
    We use the Fluff Trough but not the slow inserts come with it . My boys noses are so short they don’t get any food from it. We do flood the food !


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    Quote Originally Posted by PugHugger7 View Post
    Hi Gang!

    Leela has fallen into the habit of hovering her food (no other pups here, just the two of us girls), and I was wondering if I should consider a slow-feed bowl.

    My concern though, is that most of the slow-feed bowls I see seem conducive to pups with snouts. Any suggestions or thoughts on this matter?

    Thanks!
    I have a Chug and I switched to slow feed bowls for the same reason. Turns out those long tongues make up for short snot. My girl has a bit longer snot then full Pug but it took her ½ through first feeding to figure it out. Good Luck


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    So good to know. Thanks Lisa!

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    Otis also uses a slow feed bowl. He still manages to get the food out within seconds!

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