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04-13-2014 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Ellimaybel View Post
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!
04-13-2014 01:28 PM
Pax8 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.
04-13-2014 11:03 AM
Gretchen Slightly elevated, we use this to control spills and mess against my new cabinets.
The Neater Feeder

04-13-2014 04:17 AM
Harry and Lola 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
04-13-2014 03:15 AM
Ellimaybel 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!
04-13-2014 02:27 AM
DonnaKay 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.

04-13-2014 01:54 AM
Ellimaybel 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.
04-13-2014 01:49 AM
Pax8 I don't use elevated. I just use stainless steel. Holds up the best and easiest to clean.
04-12-2014 05:59 PM
my boy diesel i don't
stainless steel is best
04-12-2014 05:45 PM
Elevated food and water

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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