hmmm, interesting, shows how much I know about dogs! LOL
She has always chewed the kibble before... maybe she is big enough now that she doesn't need to. The kibble is about the circumfrence of a dime.
I'll keep an eye on her if she continues to throw up...
Kibble the size of a dime is fairly large for a small dog. Sure she will bite that size a couple of times to get it down to a swallowing size , but that' s not really chewing it . One of the misleading principles behind "dental "kibble is that by making kibble larger , that is supposed to help dogs "chew" more and so prevent tartar. But here's the facts behind kibble and tartar.
From Sabine Myth about Kibble.
"Kibble keeps the teeth clean and exercises the jaws"
First things first—cats and dogs are not “chewers”, they do not have the type of teeth with flat
“grinding” surfaces required for significantly reducing the particle size of their food like for
example humans and cows. They also have no lateral (sideways) movement in their jaws to
help the process. The natural way of eating for dogs and cats is to rip at their prey and tear
out chunks which are then mostly swallowed whole. Bones are gnawed and crushed, again
without any lateral movement of the jaws.
What truly exercises the jaws and keeps teeth clean is the friction from gnawing on tendons
and bones (or, as the case may be, a good chew toy, regardless whether it’s edible). The
much touted “scraping action” of dry foods only happens if the dog actually “crunches down”
on the pieces of food, and only around the top of the molars, but not the canine teeth or incisors,
and not where cleaning is most needed: at and below the gum line.
The “cleaning action” of special dental kibble comes from its larger size (the pet is forced to
“chew”), higher fiber content, and often also a specific coating that changes the chemical
composition of the saliva. Sadly the ingredient quality of these products and their nutritional
composition leave a lot to be desired.
And if you want to read another article on this topic of kibble and tartar http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosi...cleaner-teeth/