Voraciously gulping down the food: an issue? Pancreatitis and vomiting
Their past of wild animals makes them prone to gobble up the food quickly,this is because the members of “less able” within the pack were forced to eat very quickly before fellow senior predators interfere with their meal .
Although it is satisfying to see our dog eating with great enthusiasm, this greed can lead to pancreatitis and vomiting.
Pancreatitis can be mild or severe. The causes of spontaneous pancreatitis in dogs are not well understood, however this condition is most common in domestic dogs that are fed high-fat diets.
It can also be caused by ingestion of a single large meal rich in fat.
Dogs with pancreatitis may notice one or more of the following signs:
- vomiting (usually profuse)
- lack of appetite (loss of appetite, anorexia, refusal of food)
- lack of a sense of thirst (the dog refuses to drink)
- weight loss
- reduction in mood (physical prostration)
- abdominal pain (usually serious and sudden
It would be useful to buy special food to avoid this problem, or spread the food on the floor to get them to swallow it calmly.