I have a question about some weird behavior my dog has been showing lately when eating.
We have had Tosca since February, and whenever we go to feed her (once in the morning and once at night) she usually digs right in and eats as fast as she can.
Sometimes, however, she will start by taking just one piece, twirling it around in her mouth for a couple seconds, then she drops it on the floor, either right next to the bowl or sometimes she takes it to the middle of the room. Then she sniffs it for a couple of seconds and finally eats it. She usually does this with 1-2 pieces, then she starts eating like normal. I have never had a problem with her finishing her food, within 5 minutes it is always gone. When she first started doing this I thought she had an upset stomach, but she has been doing it more and more lately, so I wanted to see if anyone else's dogs do this, and see if its normal basenji behavior not. She does it sporadically, for example she did it this morning but not tonight. Her other behaviors (bathroom function, energy, etc) have been normal. Is this anything to worry about? The only other thing I have noticed is that she sometimes doesnt' like rawhide as much as she used to, once in a while she will go nuts with it, but other times she just licks it. I just hope she doesn't have some kind of stomach problem, but I am doubtful of that since she goes to the bathroom normally and still finishes the food within a couple minutes. What do you think? Do any of your dogs eat this way?