Elevated Dog Feeders Health Benefits.
First of all, the elevated dog feeders health benefits have been acknowledged by many veterinarians and other dog experts.
Back in 1996, our Black Labrador Bird used to inhale his food. We switched him to the first elevated dog feeder we made. He started eating much more slowly, chewing his food rather than gulping it. In addition, he seems to be much more comfortable!
1 – Elevated dog feeders improve body posture and comfort.
If a dog has a back, neck or joint problem, a raised dog feeder will certainly help him/her eat and drink more comfortably and at a more natural position, as he/she will not have to bend and stretch so much to reach the food or water.
2 – Elevated dog feeders improve the ease of swallowing.
Imagine trying to swallow food and/or water with your neck and head pointing down! Many dogs with conditions such as arthritis or dysplasia find it very difficult to do so…Think about an elevated dog feeder as a table for dogs. It simply brings the food off the floor to a better level for your dog to eat comfortably.
3 – Elevated dog feeders slow down speedy eaters.
Elevated dog feeders also help prevent rare, but serious conditions such as dog bloat (or volvulus), which is a very painful twisting of the dog’s stomach. They also minimize the risks of mega-esophagus, a condition that occurs when the food accumulates into the esophagus instead of descending to the stomach. As a result, this can lead to regurgitation and eventually very serious other health issues.
4 – Elevated dog feeders prevent dogs from laying down to eat.
Have you ever wondered why some dogs eat laying down in front of their floor level food bowl? It is probably because they find the food to be set too low. Consequently, since they have to reach down to eat when standing up, causing discomfort to their neck and shoulders, they just lay down. That makes sense! A raised dog feeder will remedy this problem. Bringing the food at a higher level will definitely help these dogs.
Again, with an elevated dog feeder, the dog’s head being more raised as he eats, gravity will draw the food down into his/her stomach and minimize the risk of the problems mentioned above.
Finally, the feeders come with stainless steel pet bowls, which also offer extra health benefits. Stainless steel has been the material of choice for food processing, dairy and brewery industries. It is durable, sanitary, rust-free and non-leaching. Such bowls will last a lifetime.
If bending causes you discomfort, you won’t need to bend down so much to pick them up or put down heavy full dog dishes. The stainless steel bowls can be removed for easy cleaning and filling.
6 – Not too high – Not too low.
In conclusion, choosing the right height when selecting an elevated dog feeder is important. You need to take your dog’s specific measurement so he/she is the most comfortable while eating. Moreover, you want to prevent any digestion problems. A proper elevated dog feeder will do just that.