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    Eating Too Fast

    2 of my girls eat too fast and they cough a few times sitting meals. They are perfectly fine and I don't need to take them to the vet. They cough from eating too quickly. Any tips on how to get them to eat slower?

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    Re: Eating Too Fast

    If they're fine, then don't worry about it.

    How fine are you chopping their veggies? Many people think smaller is better, but it's really the other way around. They're much more likely to get choked, or partially choked, on finely diced veggies than on large hunks.

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    Re: Eating Too Fast

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    If they're fine, then don't worry about it.

    How fine are you chopping their veggies? Many people think smaller is better, but it's really the other way around. They're much more likely to get choked, or partially choked, on finely diced veggies than on large hunks.
    I give them larger chunks, but it's not just veggies. They do it with their pellets too

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    Re: Eating Too Fast

    My boar Punkin is a cougher, and has been since he was born. He loves to dive into his hay pile (literally) and then he'll cough loudly a few times, and then go on his merry way.

    I know if he gets something caught in his airway, it could turn into an upper respiratory infection. I'm aware of this, however, and I'm always monitoring my boys for any changes.

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    Re: Eating Too Fast

    My girl eats quickly too, but I think it is all right, no need to worry!

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