Do any of you use elevated bowls for your dogs? I put Lily's bowl up to see how it would work and she's fine with it and as a bonus, it's keeping her ears out of the food. I will probably make a platform for her regular bowl because the elevated bowls sold online and in stores seem very expensive.
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we use one. love it. if you search "pet bowl stand" on amazon there are metal stands that will accommodate your existing bowls instead of buying one of the raised feeders that includes bowls- that will make it cheaper. just a thought!
Sorry, I am really confused about bloat. I never heard of it before joining this forum. Prior to that, I always though elevating the food/water bowl off the floor was better for the dog. Is bloat a problem for miniature and toy poodles too or just standards (Lily is a mini). And why does an elevated bowl contribute to the problem? I have seen and equal amount of info warning against using elevated bowls or for using them.
I use elevated bowls at my vet's suggestion. Both of my dogs are potential bloat candidates since Lily is a standard and Peeves is a GSD. I have known my vet for twenty years and his new dog is a standard poodle (old one was a toy). I have a hard time imagining he would suggest it if he knew it increased the bloat risk.
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The more I read about it, the more confused I get. Seems like everything I am doing is wrong. I put a lot of water in Lily's kibble because she doesn't drink, I feed only kibble, I feed her once a day, I started elevating her bowl and she eats quickly. Definitely need to discuss this with my vet.