Benefits of raised dog bowls
- Cleaner - Elevated dog bowls keep feeding areas cleaner by keeping the food and water in the bowls and not on the floor. Dogs are
less likely to drip water on the floor when drinking from an elevated water bowl.
Moisture can get under a normal dish creating a great place for molds and bacteria to grow
- Posture - An elevated dog bowl allows a dog to eat without leaning down and forward putting stress on an older dogs back and forelegs.
- Nutrition Needs - Older dogs that suffer from arthritis, stiff muscles and joints can be in pain while eating due to having to lean forward and down constantly may eat less than required. An elevated dog bowl can reduce the stress on the canine neck, back and shoulders allowing them to feed for a sufficient time to meet their nutritional needs. Raising food and water to their level by using a elevated feeder encourages eating and drinking.
- Reducing Choking - Senior dogs can develop a condition called mega-esophagus or an enlarged, flaccid esophagus. In this disorder the food doesn't flow to the stomach properly and will stick in the dog's throat causing them to make choking sounds while they regurgitate the food lodged in the esophagus. An elevated feeding bowl will allow gravity to help get the food down to the stomach.