One of the issues we have noticed with our smallest dog, Marty, is the way he gulps his food down in under a minute, even though it’s in a slow-feeder bowl. We’ve had him since he was about 8 weeks old and he hasn’t had to defend his food from our other dogs in our care. We aren’t under feeding him, and actually have to be careful not to over feed him. He loves to eat. (He weighs about 9 lbs.) We’ve tried one of the licking mats as well, but that only slightly slows him down. When Marty finishes eating we have to keep him from pushing our bigger dog away from his food. We are currently working with Dr. Jeff on Marty’s elevated liver enzymes and past diagnoses of pancreatitis. It doesn’t seem like it can be healthy for him to eat this fast. I wonder too if it has something to do with his liver or digestion or if we need to try different bowl to slow him down.