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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Elevated feeders... Where did you buy yours?

I'm looking at purchasing one but not sure which to get. Any info on where they have nice ones online would be appreciated...




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I don't use one. Never have, except with a blind/deaf foster dog we had who had a hard time finding her food and getting her head down there, but she was a Poodle x Pom.
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Are they not needed? I've read that they're easier in the dogs hips and joints...???


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I was always told not to use them mainly because of bloat.

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I have one, it was a ridiculous purchase because of the cost. First dog and I went on a shopping spree while I was waiting for the little bugger to come home I do like it and don't use the extensions.

Some say elevated bowls could cause bloat but I could not find concrete evidence to support this.

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I was always told not to use them mainly because of bloat.
I've also read that it reduces bloat and helps digestion... Interesting tho... I hope to hear more people's thoughts before I decide whether to but one or not


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I've read both from different sources saying it causes bloat and it reduces bloat. I got one because my dog was lying down on the floor to eat his food. I got mine from Petsmart. It's just a plastic thing. Nothing fancy.

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I've read both from different sources saying it causes bloat and it reduces bloat. I got one because my dog was lying down on the floor to eat his food. I got mine from Petsmart. It's just a plastic thing. Nothing fancy.
Mine lays down as well to eat as well that's why I was wondering what's the most healthy posture for a dog to eat in... Laying down or standing up?


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I was always told to get an elevated bowl for big dogs to help with digestion, lessen air intake, and reduce issues for gulping food etc. needless to say we have raised feeders for all dogs all at a lower level so dogs head still goes down into bowl not even with their head. I order mine from amazon... I have 4 of this kind... "Orbit innovative 2 qt raised feeder B204 in oak". It comes in oak, mahogany and black.

You can get many types of raised feeders at any pet store, some even have storage under them for dog food. As well as big lots or ocean state job lots of cheaper ones as well.

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Kiya always lays down to eat, Apache 50/50, Lakota always stands.
Like everything else out there you have to do your research and do what you feel is best.

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