What are the benefits of elevated dog bowls?
Our wooden dog bowl stands don't just look nice in your kitchen. They have many more benefits that most people don't know about.
First, what's an elevated dog bowl?
When many people think of dog bowls, they see two bowls sitting on the ground. This may work fine for very small dogs, however, medium and large size dogs need something more suitable for their size. An elevated dog bowl is as simple as it sounds; it is a dog bowl that is raised off the ground higher than normal. There are many reasons that a dog would benefit from a bowl that was a little higher up.
Top 5 benefits of elevated dog bowls
1. Slows down fast eaters
Dogs that eat fast can benefit from an elevated dog bowl stand. It will slow them down when eating because they have to eat at a more upright position. Another great option for dogs who tend to eat very fast are slow feeder bowl inserts.
2. Prevents messes
Some dogs find joy in splashing the water out of their bowl and on the floor. An added benefit of using elevated dog bowls is that they help to minimize this type of behavior since they are in a stand that cannot be easily reached by the dog's paws or carried around the house.
Also, some dogs slide their bowls across the floor with their nose or may run into them when running through the house. Our heavy dog bowl stands stay in place much easier than bowls that sit on the floor since they are so much heavier.
3. Helps with swallowing
Typically, when using a dog bowl that sits on the floor, your dog has to bend over to drink water or eat food, As a result, they have to move food and water against gravity up the esophagus into the stomach. A benefit of elevated dog bowls is that when you elevate their bowls, it makes eating much more comfortable and increases the likelyhood of them to fully chew their food rather than swallowing it whole.
4. Better posture
Another benefit of elevated dog bowl stands is better posture. Bending over all the time drinking water and eating food from bowls on the floor can cause bad posture that can lead to back problems in your dog. Elevating your dog bowl is especially helpful with older dogs, who usually have arthritis and joint pain. Having to bend over to eat and drink constantly tends to be a lot of effort for them and causes pain.
5. Easier for dog owner to manage
Lastly, dog owners benefit off elevated dog bowl stands. Raised dog feeders raise the bowls off the ground which means owner's don't have to bend down as far when filling the bowls. This eliminates strain on the back and makes it more convenient to put more treats in their bowl :)