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Old 04-12-2014, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you use an elevated food and water dish for your GSDs? Shopping for new food and water dishes fr Abby and trying to figure out what would be best.

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Old 04-12-2014, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i don't
stainless steel is best
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't use elevated. I just use stainless steel. Holds up the best and easiest to clean.
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I'm not sure if I'm not understanding the question right or the answers so far. I use stainless steel bowls but my husband is building an elevated stand to put them in this weekend as I've read that having the bowls at a more comfortable height for the dog can help reduce the risk of bloat. I read that on a vet webpage not on here but either way I figure it can't hurt, and at least Gunther won't have to lay down to eat his food anymore.
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I rigged up my own. I attached the divider from her wire crate to the wall using Command hooks. I then got a set of stainless steel dishes designed for hanging in a crate and voila! No more playing in the water dish and the dishes can be raised as she grows.



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I like that Donnakay. If I had the room to do that I would borrow your idea. And your girl looks like a female version of Gunther... Love her!
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I don't elevate the food and water bowls.

I have read that elevated bowls may help reduce the risk of bloat, but I have also read that elevating bowls doesn't help?

I use stainless steel for food and weighted ceramic bowls for water
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Slightly elevated, we use this to control spills and mess against my new cabinets.
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From what I understand, elevated bowls can help reduce the risk of bloat, but they really only effectively reduce the risk of bloat in extremely lrge dogs like Danes and Wolfhounds. A shepherd is not as extreme, therefore doesn't have the same need for elevated feeding. Unless, of course, you just have a monster shepherd.
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I like that Donnakay. If I had the room to do that I would borrow your idea. And your girl looks like a female version of Gunther... Love her!
Thank you very much!
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