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PostSubject: Elevated food bowls?   Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:29 pm

I have read lots of things for & against elevated food bowls. What does everyone else have/ recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:41 pm

I personally like them better, but I don't think that it particularly makes a difference. We have one for Koda, but not one for Hailey (I know, so mean, but we haven't been able to find a reasonably priced one that I like!). I think it's more personal preference. I don't think Hailey suffers for it and I don't necessarily feel that Koda is that much better off for it either Razz

Not much help, I know... but those are my thoughts.

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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:13 am

we just set embrys food dish on a stool for him, but i do know he prefers laying down and eating.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:42 am

I'm in the "doesn't matter" camp too. For the most part at home they eat elevated. I bought those silver flat feed bowls for $5 each, and put them in a plastic plant pot from WalMart $1 each. Works perfectly, and on the cheap too. When we camp they eat flat on the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:51 pm

@harrise wrote:
I'm in the "doesn't matter" camp too. For the most part at home they eat elevated. I bought those silver flat feed bowls for $5 each, and put them in a plastic plant pot from WalMart $1 each. Works perfectly, and on the cheap too. When we camp they eat flat on the ground.

that is the BEST idea i have ever heard!!!! im so gonna do that, wait i might have to wait till next summer as i bet all the flower pots are gone now.
I was looking into single raised feeders but they cost so much i never got one, for now they eat ground level.

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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:44 pm

I'm all for elevated food/water bowls but see nothing wrong with NOT having them either. I'm more on the "don't care much either way" side too. I would love to have an elevated water bowl for my sibe since it cuts down on his coughing after taking a drink but that's just out of the question since an elevated water bowl would mean that my two Chihuahuas would not be able to drink from it. Yeah I could have two water bowls (one elevated and one not) but this is one of those cases where I'll say "less is more". Wink I'm not that crazy that I need separate water bowls for the different dogs. lol Plus, I know that if I did have an elevated bowl for my sibe and a bowl on the floor for the Chis then he'd most likely end up drinking out of the Chi's bowl on the floor anyway. No, I've not tested that theory out but I'm pretty sure that's what would happen if I did. Rolling Eyes

For feeding what I do is have my sibe lay down before he gets his food bowl, this eliminates the need for an elevated dish entirely.

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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:29 am

I Love The elevated Dishes ~ I always had liked Them ~I Used to have a Wooden One and Now I miss it ..I have a Plastic One Now But Mira tried to eat the one corner LOL .. The Baby Cant reach The Elevated Yet so ... LOL She is eattin from The floor lOL
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:12 pm

Mine all eat from elevated feeders. I bought them for 12.99 at Drs Foster and Smith.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=21926
It seems to be easier on them and they all have their stations for eating. When we vacation, they eat on the floor.
I love the pot idea! You could even make pretty ones by painting the pot, put their names on it or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:19 am

I would stick to elevated, I have heard nothing but good things. I have a large husky and it helps in digestion.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:20 am

Nut's weird. She likes to drink from her elevated bowl, but would rather eat from her "on the floor" crate bowl.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Sat May 07, 2011 6:18 am

What are elevated food bowls? Does it literally mean elevated food bowl?
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Sat May 07, 2011 4:49 pm

@SiberianHuskySibhee wrote:
Does it literally mean elevated food bowl?

Yep, that's exactly what they are. Smile

Here's an example:

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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:20 pm

So I have gone a little overboard but I came across these feeders on Etsy and fell in love with them, but now I'm torn between the two. I want to get these as their larger Christmas presents this year, not that they care but at least I can justify spending the money. Which one do you guys like better? I can see pros and cons for both and need help deciding!

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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:25 pm

I think I would go with the second one. Mostly because the first one looks like you have to wall mount it. :/

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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:28 pm

Yeah, the first one you do need to wall mount. Wasn't sure if that was cool, or not. Haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:31 pm

I like the second one too, but mostly because Dizzy is clumsy and I can totally see him knocking the bowls out from underneath while he's hunting for stray kibbles. Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:46 pm

That is a very good point! I also liked the second one cause then I keep the place mats under it for easy clean up just wasn't sure if the first one is more convenient because then you can choose the height and change it whenever.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:47 pm

I like the second one. I saw these on etsy too haha
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:59 pm

Then the second one it is! I'm just a sucker for customized dog stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:08 pm

I actually like the wall mounted one, maybe I should switch to that one. I have 3 elevated food dishes for my dogs and it seems the hair builds up on the legs. So, I'm always moving them to vacuum/sweep and cleaning off the legs. They also seem to get bumped around sometimes. I don't use matts though as it is just more to clean (I'm lazy and the dogs seem to leave water 5' from their dishes). Wonder how much weight they hold as my cats will drink from the water too in those dishes.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:13 pm

i bought layla an elevated bowl. mostly due to she is bad about playing in her water. now she cant play in the water. also since we have had it she seems to love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:01 pm

I guess there's some dispute, but I'm staying away from elevated bowls because they might increase potential for bloat.

http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2009/july/raised-bowls-and-bloat-ratcheting-controversy-risk-gdv-dogs#.UkYplYYqj_s

Maybe they don't, but why take the chance?
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PostSubject: Re: Elevated food bowls?   Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:25 am

Interesing, I've always heard that in dogs that are often more prone to bloat that you need to go with raised food balls for their health.
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