Raised dog bowls are designed to make mealtimes more comfortable for your dog (or cat!).
Choosing an elevated bowl can make swallowing easier as your dog is eating and drinking in a more upright position. They also prevent your dog from having to stoop or bend to eat, which can be a welcome relief for dogs with joint or mobility issues.
Read on to discover whether a raised dog bowl is the right choice for you and your dog.
5 Benefits of choosing a raised dog bowl
- Promotes a comfortable feeding position
- Improves swallowing and aids digestion
- Supports natural posture
- Relieves acid reflux & gastro symptoms (not a supplement for veterinary advice)
- Reforms messy eaters!
Why we started making our raised dog bowls
Our Cockerpoo, Albie, has colitis, so we have to be very careful with what he eats. But we also noticed he was suffering with acid reflux – every time he ate or drank he would bring everything back up.
Signs of acid reflux in dogs
- Reduced appetite
- Discomfort when eating or after eating
- Vomiting after eating or drinking
- Pacing or restlessness
- Difficulty or discomfort swallowing
- Bringing up bile
After seeing our vet for treatment, it was advised that we introduce a raised dog bowl to make mealtimes more comfortable for Albie. Opting for an elevated dog bowl really helped, but I wanted one which looked nice in our home! So my husband Lenny set to work and our first raised pet feeding station was born.
Dogs who may benefit from a raised dog bowl
Dog’s with health issues aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a raised dog bowl. Big dogs, small dogs, and every dog in between may find eating from a raised dog bowl more comfortable.
- Dogs with acid reflux or difficulty swallowing
- Dogs with orthopaedic conditions such as joint disorders, arthritis or mobility issues
- Dogs who are messy eaters (this one probably benefits you more than them!)
- Big dogs who have to stoop to eat/drink from traditional bowls
Elevated bowls for large dogs
When bigger dog breeds have to stoop to eat and drink from a traditional bowl, it can hinder their swallowing and digestion. Imagine eating or drinking with your head bowed and your neck scrunched, that’s exactly what mealtimes are like for dogs who eat from a bowl on the floor.
If you have a particularly large dog, then we can craft you a made to measure raised bowl. Simply get in touch here and let’s talk about your needs.
Dogs with arthritis, joint pain or mobility issues
Taking care of a dog with joint pain can require adaptations to your home to reduce stress on their bodies. Raising your dog’s bowl is one step you can take to improve your dog’s comfort without much effort.
Our raised dog bowls have rubber feet, which prevent the bowls slipping and sliding around. An elevated feeding position reduces unnecessary strain on joints and limbs, making mealtimes a much more pleasant experience.
Raised dog bowls reduce mess
If you have a messy eater or a dog who splashes water everywhere, then a raised dog bowl may be just the solution you’re looking for!
Our raised pet feeder's clever rubber feet can stop your dog pushing their bowl around the kitchen and making a merry mess! Not only does this make is easier for your dog to eat without frustration, it keeps your floors from getting covered in spillages!
Puppies are notorious for stepping in water bowls and knocking them over – an elevated dog bowl can save you from constant mopping and wet socks! Hurrah!
Raised Dog Feeding Stations – Made to order
We make all of our raised dog bowls to order. You choose the colour, size, and number of bowls.
You can personalise your raised dog bowl at the click of a button. Simply put in your dog’s name at checkout, choose your preferred font, and we’ll do the rest!
Our elevated dog bowls are beautifully designed and handcrafted in Warwickshire – delivering you a beautiful piece of functional furniture that’ll make mealtimes a joy.