I have a 1 year old Westie cross. I suppose I noticed the problem at the start of the summer when he (the dog) was given a bone at a BBQ. He cried and was in distress after eating it.
We usually feed him dry food but noticed anytime we gave him wet food or meat scraps he would have this problem.
In the last month he is getting distressed when eating his normal dry food. he would get very distressed and cry. Usually dragging his bedding all over the house.
I was told that he may have a problem with protein so I am feeding him Iams Light which seems to be the lowest protein food I can get locally (20% protein). I am also trying to feeding his portions in half's over an hour. Although he is slightly better this way, it would be impractical to space his meals over any longer period of time plus I am conscience he has lost a little bit of weight since being on the Iams light.
I also have tried feeding him and then go for a walk for about 20 mins to take his mind off it, however when we get back he gets distress again although he would be fine during the walk.
It would last for about an hour,,,
His stools are fine and otherwise a very happy dog and there doesn't seem to be any problem with his teeth
Has anyone had the same problem with their dog?