Elevated Feeding Stations Show Your Buddy That You Are Thoughtful Of Their Needs
If you’re concerned about how well or healthfully your dog eats and drinks then use an Double Dog Bowl for your pet whenever possible. Due to their elevated height, they could help to aid in preventing your dog from developing a medical condition known as bloat, which can be a real problem in dogs. It’s also second in the rankings of things that can cause death in a dog, besides cancer.
A typical elevated feeding station averages about ten inches tall. Good ones also use stainless steel or ceramic bowls, which are better than cheaper plastic models. Steel and ceramic aren’t easily gouged or scratched, unlike plastic. These gouges and scratches can allow food born bacteria to thrive, which can be harmful to a dog’s health.
Quite a few elevated feeding stations are adjustable to fit the height of the animal. They’re also constructed sturdily and will have non-skid material on their leg bottoms. This helps to prevent the likelihood of slipping or sliding of the unit when the dog is really going at the food contents in the bowl or bowls. Bowl sizes also rank from a single pint on up to three quarts of capacity.
Bigger or larger dogs – those of fifty or more pounds in weight or nineteen or more inches in height at the shoulder bones area – can benefit from having their own elevated Dog Bowl. Ones for these sizes of dogs usually run about sixteen inches tall. They’re also constructed with the large dog’s unique ergonomic requirements in mind, which small dogs don’t have.
Tall or elevated feeders can also reduced dogs’ bone, joint, or musculoskeletal stress through enabling better posture when eating. The cumulative effects of a lifetime of hours spent hunched over eating can combine to impact any dog regardless of outward health. There’s also an elevated feeding station for your small dog or other pet, such as a cat. They, too, can provide a healthy and comfortable feeding position for your animal.
Some of these units also provide a gravity feed system for watering that your pet will be sure to enjoy. An upside down bottle is screwed into a built-in hole, which then lets water flow down into its water bowl as levels in the bowl are reduced through the pet’s drinking activities. This ensures the water in the bowl is always fresh and pure. It’s also the case that many of these Elevated Double Dog Bowl feeders come in portable or right-size models, perfect for when you and your pet travel.
And just because your pet isn’t human (at least biologically), that doesn’t mean it has to put up with drab or boring design and style in a feeding unit. They come in a variety styles and materials, from ornate wrought iron all the way over to sleek, futuristic Danish Modern and everything in between. This is more for our esthetic benefit than for the dog’s own benefit, of course, but it’s always nice to have functional, stylish household pet accessories whenever possible.
These elevated feeding stations could be the perfect accessory for you and your pet. It can have its food and water in a safe, healthy manner very easily, and you get a good-looking addition to the home’s look. Remember to try to use stainless steel or ceramic dog bowls whenever possible, though. And look into one of those self-watering feeding stations if you want to combine both functions into one convenient package. Dog accessories are easily available from quality vendors.
Beautiful bowling (googly) by Danish Kaneria