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Benefits of an Elevated Dog Feeder

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
Keep your pet's eating areas cleaner
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 Waterfall Raised 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.
 Improve dog's comfort and prevent pain while eating or drinking
Elevated feeders are more comfortable for older pets. Pets with arthritis benefit from elevated feeders. Bending over to eat is not comfortable for dogs with stiff muscles or sore joints, particularly for dogs or cats with shoulder or back problems, such as intervertebral disc disease. Older pets often eat less anyway, which means they may not get the nutrition they need. If eating is painful or uncomfortable, they are likely to eat even less. If drinking is painful, they can more easily become dehydrated. Raising food and water to their level by using the Store and Feed Elevated Dog Diner also provides the added benefit of food storage and adjustable height options.
Improve your dog's digestion
Elevated feeders can help in caring for dogs and cats with a condition called megaesophagus. In this condition, the esophagus (the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach) becomes large and flaccid. Instead of moving the food down to the stomach through muscular contractions, the enlarged and weak esophagus dilates and allows the food to accumulate there instead of in the stomach. This can lead to regurgitation. An elevated feeder will allow gravity to help get the food down to the stomach.
Make feeding your dog easier
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.