Vet gave us great tips on feeding undernourished dogs which also helps train them not to rush/gulp food.
Spread dry food on cookie sheet, and feed multiple times a day. Our rhodesian was barely 25lbs at approx. 6mnths when we found him, we fed him this way cup at a time as much as 10-15 times a day. He had to slow down as food moved around the cookie sheet and once he reached normal weight we switched to bowl and tapered to twice daily feedings. We also made sure to regularly remove food, pet and re-assure then replace food to let him know he wouldn't be starving again. He is now 2+yrs, a healthy 100lb slow eating fun, sweet, lovable and great guard dog. Patience, firm-love, and you won't regret taking on a Ridgeback!
Answered by Anonymous - 8/17/2012 10:18:42 AM