Elevating the dog’s food dish from the floor can help improve his posture and digestion.
A raised feed bowl can specifically help your dog in the following ways:
- Posture and Skeletal Stress: By raising the food and water bowls your dog will alleviate muscle, joint and bone stress caused by the bending of the neck to reach the food and water.
- Air Intake: Taller dogs that have to bend their necks to eat from the floor level, tend to “gulp” lots of air with their food. Taking in too much air with each bite may lead to a condition know as Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or commonly known as bloat. Bloat may lead to cardiovascular and digestive system problems.
- Proper Bowl Height: The ideal height for the food and water bowls should be just below the dog’s chest. To be more specific, measure from the ground to the top of your dog’s shoulder and then subtract six inches. This will give you the optimal height for the bowls.
Food and water bowl elevation is an important part of the overall digestive process for your dog. At Pet Supermarket, the health of your pet is our priority. We offer adjustable height feeders to accommodate any size dogs, as well as Feeders, Bowls, Toys and Treats.
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