This behavior is certainly common, and is usually a matter of conditioning. Best suggestions for deterring food-inhalers are as follows:
★ Avoid feeding large chunks, and instead, break up food
★ Increase the number of daily feedings, without increasing the overall feeding amount, to lessen hunger between meals
★ Spread food out, forcing your pet to visit all of it before finishing
★ Feed from an easy-to-clean slow-feeder bowl (there are many options)
★ If all else fails, you may feed by hand. Some pets are even comforted by this.