Elevated Dog Feeders Are A Great Help To Your Furry Little Pal

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This article will discuss the different types of elevated dog feeders and the benefits of using one when feeding your dog. We all have seen the race across the floor between your Golden Retriever and his feeding dish. Most time the dog wins this race due in part to the bowl being lodged against a cabinet or wall.

Many of the feeders today are designed out of a sturdy material such as wood or iron. Some can even accommodate up to two dogs eating at the same time, however don't try this at home unless the dogs in question have no problem sharing.

In addition, to sturdy design, many feeders have rubber grips on the feet to prevent slippage across the floor and avoid you losing money to your two year old on the dog vs. bowl race. Some models include aprons, which help to catch overflow and pads to catch drips. There are even models, which can be set to dispense measured amounts. These are good for controlling the eating habits of health challenged dogs.

As dogs tend to age, they have a tendency to develop arthritis, especially in larger dogs. With a normal bowl, the dog has to bend down and in doing so causes more pain in the pet. An elevated feeder raises the bowel off the ground, which helps the dog with the joint issue.

In addition to the dog having to bend down and eat, there is also the issue of the human having to bend down and feed the dog. For a person with joint issues this can be as painful as it is in a dog with arthritis. Raising the bowel up off the floor helps to keep you from bending over more than you need to which helps in dealing with any joint issues you might be suffering from.

You can find elevated feeders in a number of designs ranging from the simple to a pyramid design. Most feeders are made from some sort of metal such as steel or iron.

If you have an Asian theme to your kitchen then you may want to look into buying a feeder that is made from bamboo. If your kitchen involves a lot of chrome then a stainless steel feeder is best for you.

Beyond the mess issue and the joint pain that dogs tend to suffer from, there are the other medical issues that dogs have that need to be taken into account. One such issue causes food to backup in the esophagus, which leads to the dog suffering from painful vomiting.

Another issue, which is present primarily in large dogs, can lead to a dog developing a case of bloat. Bloat in a dog if left untreated can become life threatening.

Regardless of why you decide to buy an elevated dog feeder, it will be a purchase that will pay for itself quickly. Most pet stores carry a wide selection of dog feeders to choose from. The prices range varies depending on the type of bowel you decide to buy. If you are going to buy one, do not let price influence your decision. Buy the dog accessories that both you and your pet can agree on.

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