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Post by Nifty staffy on Sat Nov 10 2018, 10:19

Other than to help those with back or particular limb issues, is there any reason or recommendation to use feed and/or water bowl that is off the ground ?


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Re: Off the ground feed/water bowls

Post by gillybrent on Sat Nov 10 2018, 10:26

It's actually recommended nowadays that you don't use raised bowls. Research has shown a link between raised bowls & bloat.

Obviously, if you have a dog with spinal problems you may wish to use one, but you should always monitor your dog for at least an hour after eating in case of bloat.

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Re: Off the ground feed/water bowls

Post by LizP on Sat Nov 10 2018, 17:25

I'd agree, but there are also other medical conditions where off the ground feeders can be recommended. We had a lurcher who had had a larynx tie back and the vet pretty well insisted on off the ground feeding to minimise the risk of it all going down the wrong way.


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