Elevated dog feeders offer your dog some real health benefits. Dogs need to lift their heads after drinking to aid swallowing. With an elevated dog feeder, they do not need to raise their head as far. Your dog is able to maintain better posture and a more comfortable position while eating and drinking. The improved posture causes less stress on your dog's back and joints. This offers added comfort for senior, arthritic or dogs with leg, bending issues.
Veterinarians recommend elevated feeders for dogs and cats Why?
Promote hygiene and cleanliness
Provide easier eating and drinking for dogs and cats with arthritis or neck or back problems
Aid cats and dogs with megaesophagus, that have difficulty swallowing, or other digestive problems
Help owners who have physical disabilities
Elevated feeders keep feeding areas cleaner by keeping the dog dishes raised off the floor. They prevent cats from playing in their water. Dogs are less likely to drip water on the floor when drinking from an elevated water bowl. Moisture that may get under the pet dish and create a place for molds and bacteria to collect and grow. Elevated dishes, such as the Modern Iron Feeder help prevent that. For a more elegant look, check out the Fossil Gray Elevated Dog Feeder. This stylish raised feeder comes with removable ceramic bowls that can be placed right in the dishwasher.
Elevated feeders have one more helpful benefit. Some pet owners appreciate the elevated position a raised dog bowl feeder provides. For the physically handicapped, or persons with arthritis or back problems, elevated feeders can make a big difference.