ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

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ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

Postby wink03 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:43 am

I HAVE READ A FEW THINGS THAT SUGGEST AN ELEVATED DOG BOWL COMPARED TO A BOWL ON THE GROUND?
WHAT ARE YOUR OPINIONS.

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Re: ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

Postby Ilovethepits » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:51 am

I've read advice for and against elevated food bowls. My dogs bowls are regular and sit on the floor.

I think elevated bowls might be important if you have a dog with esophageal issues although I cannot remember exactly why.

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Re: ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:08 pm

Ilovethepits: are you thinking of dogs with megaesophagus?

There are definitely arguments both for and against elevated feeding. It used to be the norm for people to suggest elevated feeding to prevent bloat and gastric torsion, and someone can correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think that's been disproven as a preventive measure.

However, for dogs with disc problems, elevating their food dish can help to alleviate neck and back pain/strain.

My dogs both eat out of their dishes on the floor.

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Re: ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

Postby jamielvsaustin » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:22 pm

There was recently a thread on this, I'll see if I can find it.

The two things I remember are-as Allison said-it doesn't prevent bloat. But it can help with a dog that is guardy over his food. Being in that position of standing over the bowl puts the dog in more of a mind set of "this is mine". Where as with a raised bowl they're less likely to stand over it...and instead walk up to it.

I think it comes down to personal preference and the individual dog. If you have an older stiff dog, it might be nice for them not to have to bend down.

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Re: ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

Postby jamielvsaustin » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:23 pm

The link: http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=137582&hilit=+feeders


Oh, side note, could you reconsider using all caps...it appears that you're yelling all of the time.

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Re: ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:55 pm

My dogs bowls are elevated... my reasoning... it looks pretty...

There are people who like elevated and others who don't... I've not seen any solid medical evidence either way.

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Re: ELEVATED DOG BOWL?

Postby FBODGRL » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:49 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:My dogs bowls are elevated... my reasoning... it looks pretty...

There are people who like elevated and others who don't... I've not seen any solid medical evidence either way.


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