I'm with sugarcatmom (and so are most regular members) that canned is way better than kibble - mainly because cats often don't drink enough and the canned food has so much more water in it which is a great thing. Especially in their older years cats have water issues and getting them used to canned early is crucial.
that said....many of us still do feed occasional kibble for different reasons.
One of the problems might be scarfing the food....and one of my cats (baci) is a scarfer biiiiig-time.
We use the pipolino and that releases the food at a slow steady rate and prevents my 'starving' cat from inhaling 10-15 kibbles at a time. about 4-5 months ago Baci caught pneumonia and have a nagging suspicion that it is because he scarfed some of this sister's kibble and it went into his lung.
Anyway - here is the product - It's FAB! http://www.pipolino.ca/eng/pipolino.html