You have to worry about bloat, or he/she even can chip a tooth on a stainless steel bowl.
Here are some tips to try to make him slowing down:
- Put a large ball in the bowl with the food. The ball must be big enough so that he can't eat, and suffocate on the ball.
- Xtra large pebbles (river rocks) may work instead of the ball.
- Dura Pet Slow Feed Bowls are also available @ Amazon, and everywhere else on line. (I have not found one small enough for my little Paps)
- I scatter little piles of food on a blanket, when I have puppies eating too fast, but it also works with adult dogs.
- A cup cake pan, flipped upside down , with the food put in all the cracks should also work.
- Some people also use a muffin tin pan, and put some food in each of the little muffin cups.
- Don't let your dog, who is a gobbler, run around and go wild after his meal. Keep his activity on a low scale for about an hour or so. It is the high level of activity after a meal, that causes the stomach to twist, which then causes to trap air/gas, causing bloat.