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Raised food dishes

What is everyones thoughts on these? I did some research and saw some back and forth info good/bad for bloat.

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I'm not a fan of raised food bowls. However, I have a medium metal bowl from here. I am amazed at how much it slows my dog down when he is eating.
http://www.brake-fast.net/

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Re: Raised food dishes

Well i bought this one from linen and things because they are having a going out of business sale. I'm not a huge fan of them but It opens up to store toys underneath. I'm thinking of just using it as a raised water bowl. Pulling out the food dish and then baxter can stick his head in and get his toys out.

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Re: Raised food dishes

I won't use them. If the science is out on whether they might cause bloat, why risk it? Bloat is often fatal. It's pretty black and white to me. If I had a dog with severe cervical spine issues that might benefit from a raised dish I *might* consider it. But in absence of such a need, I'll never ever use one.
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Re: Raised food dishes

my Grey Hound has a food stand. the last few months my GF started putting the Shep's food on an empty box. there's a water bowl in the food stand and the other water bowl is on the floor. now that you mentioned food stands i think i'll get one for the Shep. what height should they be????
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Re: Raised food dishes

what about for water only? Baxter still prefers to eat in his crate most of the time.

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Re: Raised food dishes

The idea of an elevated bowl is to make it easier for dogs that have problems eating comfortably with their food bowl placed on the floor. If your dog doesn't have a problem, then you do not need an elevated feeder/waterer.
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Originally Posted By: JmfhellaI'm thinking of just using it as a raised water bowl. Pulling out the food dish and then baxter can stick his head in and get his toys out.
if you believe that your dog will carefully take each toy from the opening then this sounds like a good idea. otherwise i'd imagine while rummaging about to find a particular toy, or trying to get one thats shifted to the side under the water dish - my dogs would spill the water all over the place.

but anyway, to answer your question - i use raised feeders. on the days that the dogs get kibble they eat from raised dishes (neither of them inhale their food tho ) and on the days they get raw - i prepare it for them in their dishes, but get take things out piece by piece and lay down with it while eating.

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Originally Posted By: M&JI'm not a fan of raised food bowls. However, I have a medium metal bowl from here. I am amazed at how much it slows my dog down when he is eating.
http://www.brake-fast.net/

I was going to buy one of these for Rafi until I read they were coated in teflon.

http://www.wisegeek.com/is-teflon-dangerous.htm

Don't know why they couldn't have just made a stainless steel one!

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Re: Raised food dishes

I was concerend about the teflon as well. I researched it and found the bowl would have to be heated to 500 degrees to emit anything bad. I also hand wash it so the dishwasher doesn't chip the teflon off.
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