Dog Walks around While Chewing Food

by Justin weber
(Newnan, GA)

My Jack Russell Terrier will pick up food from her bowl and walk around find a spot sit down and chew and swallow then goes back for more sometimes she stays at her bowl to eat.

Is this normal? She is about to be two.

Suggestion from our Vet

Hi Justin,

Yes, some dogs will do this. I suspect it’s because they are more comfortable where they have chosen to eat (e.g., on the carpet, away from another dog, etc.). It is nothing to worry about as long as her weight is good and she is otherwise healthy.


Jennifer Coates, DVM

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Jan 04, 2012
dog walks around
by: Anonymous

I have a little jack who is 4 and he likes eating on our bed,not all the time, sometimes he eats on a little mat in the kitchen.He is great.

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