Many owners have been concerned when they see their canine friends gulping down their food as they eat. From the perspective of human eating habits, this is a concerning behavior that seems like it would lead to choking and other kinds of health issues.
Thankfully for worried owners, dogs are not actually designed to chew their food carefully. This is due to evolution and pack behavior which drives dogs to eat their food quickly so that other animals and other dogs do not steal it from them. Wild dogs have to eat quickly to prevent their food from being taken away by littermates, as well as pack mates and scavengers are a daily reality in the wild.