Bluetick Coonhound Question

i have a redbone coonhound who inhales his food w/out chewing it. is this normal or safe? i am...


i have a redbone coonhound who inhales his food w/out chewing it. is this normal or safe? i am worried he will choke or damage his digestive tract.

    In Bluetick Coonhound - Asked by Anonymous - 1/16/2012 5:57:20 PM
im very curious about this too i have a 6 month old blue tick/walker and she does that same thing...she acts like she is starving i dont get it either
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/25/2012 4:35:34 PM


Hounds are almost all like that. I think it's because they are generally bred to be in hunting packs and that mentality is really bred in them - better eat it quick before someone else comes along and eats it. Hounds are generally on the lookout for for all of the time.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/2/2012 8:15:37 PM


it is not good for any dog to eat excessively fast. it can cause upset tummies and puking. the best way ive found for this problem,(i have a blue tick, beagle mix who had a food aggression problem), is to feed smaller portions but more often. after a while the dog should learn that you aren't going to take the food from them and you can either continue with the less more often approach or you can work your way back to a regular schedule of twice a day
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/7/2012 12:54:57 PM


to add to the less food more often statement... when you feed your dog make sure to make the dog "sit, and stay" before you feed. this will calm the dog down a bit and show it that it will get food if it is patient. this will work for you when trying to get rid of the "FOOOOOD!!!! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE" attitude some hounds have
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/7/2012 1:02:12 PM