26 Responses to “I suck @ eating”

  1. Carrie

    Get another dog. Messy dogs will start to eat every last morsel, just to deny the other dog the pleasure of eating what’s on the floor!

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    • Tambra Galid

      That’s a ridiculous statement. With the amount of dogs being dumped at shelters you’re actually advocating getting rid of a dog that is a messy eater? Do you have a heart? When you get a pet, it’s forever, not for convenience.

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      • Jenna

        HUH, I think she was saying to get an additional dog to clean up the bits let behind lol! Our boxer cleans up our pibble’s non worthy morsels everyday!

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      • D Forbes

        Tambra, The Carrie’s advice wasn’t to get rid of the dog, but to add another dog. Read carefully before criticizing, so you don’t appear to be a judgmental moron.

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      • Grumpy

        Getting another dog means getting another dog…not getting rid of the nice pictured dog.

        Comprehend much?

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      • Shannon

        Tambra, you should read more carefully before you lash out at someone. They meant to get a SECOND dog, which will make the first one not be so messy because they don’t like to share. Not such a ridiculous statement anymore, huh? I bet they’d even get one from a shelter because they probably do have a heart.

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  2. Rachelle

    my dog started to do this and we found out it was her way of letting us know that her mouth was aching from an impacted tooth |:(

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  3. Laurie.

    Our’s are like that. They must put every bite on the floor first, then there’s always a few that don’t quite make the cut. They will be left forever on the floor until swept up. We did get another dog, a corgi. Our first 2 are Italian Greyhounds. Big mistake. Yes he ate every morsel left by the other two, but he was also a very dominate alpha male, that took to bullying. He was neutered at a very young age, but that does not stop that alpha tendency. So be very careful when introducing a new dog to the family. Sometimes sweeping is much safer, less bloodshed and stress. Our Corgi has a new one-dog home now and is very happy.

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  4. Tambra Galid

    We have three dogs and all three do this. We also have a great thing called a broom. They suck at eating, but we’re great at sweeping.

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  5. Karen Shore Post McCreary

    My chihuahua eats like that – very fussy, not every piece is up to his standards. Even if you put it back in the bowl, he’ll put them back on the floor. He doesn’t care if someone else eats it. (There are two other chihuahua living in the house.)

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  6. Peggy

    My dog did this until I put her bowl on a raised platform so she didn’t have to reach down for the food and then lift her head to chew.

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  7. Steve

    Have you tried using an elevated feeding stand? For medium and large sized dogs it makes it much easier for them to eat without having to stoop down to floor level for their food. By bringing the food up to almost shoulder level for my 35 pound mixed breed it cut out almost all the mess.

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  8. Deanna Hause Ashley

    Mine take a piece or two from the bowl which is on a big bone rug, traipse half way across the room to another rug and then eat them…..back and forth, back and forth….always leaving some they must believe spoiled during the trip from one rug to the other.

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    • Oreo's Mom

      I thought my dog was the only one that did that, walking back in forth with a piece of kibble in her mouth, she also knocks the food around in her bowl.. i guess to find the pieces she likes the best?
      she ends up eating all of it though, eventually. Perhaps her way of snacking.

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  9. eldochamp

    Try having 11 dogs. I boil chicken livers and add chopped livers and broth to their food. There is never a morsel left.

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    • Heather

      Good suggestion eldochamp! I should try that with my old cat. He’s leaves kibble everywhere and it hurts like crazy when stepped on with bare feet.

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  10. cdpdee

    …anyway, Manly does the same thing,but he is spitting out what he doesn’t want to eat (dry food mixed in). If I leave it for a while,he will come back and eat it…

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  11. Andrea

    My dogs are firm believers in “No Nugget Left Behind.” They NEVER leave anything on the floor, in the bowl… never!

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  12. Jamie Smolinski

    LOL! My redbone coonhound leaves food on the floor like that if specific pieces are not up to her picky standards. When she’s done, I tell my pointer to “eat the mess” and he comes in like a vacuum cleaner!

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