What to Do if Your Dog is a Messy Eater
Oi, some dogs insist on spilling or carrying kibble to another spot to consume and I’m not exactly sure why this happens, but it does. So let’s tidy up our dog’s eating habits.
Place Mat Under Dog Bowl
If your dog picks up and chews her food next to the food bowl, try placing an easy-to-clean mat under her bowl. Not only will a mat catch crumbs, it’ll also protect flooring from moisture.
For food-relocating dogs, try adding a floor protector over their coveted eating location to protect flooring and keep the area tidy. This works 50 percent of the time and the other relocating percent finds another area to eat in peace.
Try Food Stuffed Toys
For food forging dogs, play along and scatter their food along a rug. They’ll sniff, hunt and chew each kibble. When they’re done, pick up the rug.
Add Yummy Stuff
Sometimes, adding yummy stuff, such as canned food or yogurt, encourages your dog to finish his meal quickly, meaning eating out of his food bowl. It’s worth a try!
Feed Him in Crate
Nothing like having raw bovine liver dragged across our white carpet, huh? My raw fed dogs eat in their crates. It’s super easy to clean afterwards, using a gentle disinfectant, such as Seventh Generation’s Lemongrass Spray. On nice days, try feeding your dogs outside. This works well for raw meaty bones.