Some owners buy pet bowls with stands because they look nice. After all, your dog is fabulous and deserves to feast like a king or queen. But an elevated dog feeder isn’t just about looking good – it’s also about keeping your dog healthy.
Did you know that bending over to eat with a stooped neck can actually be harmful to your dog's health? Dogs can suffer from a condition known as Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) (this is sometimes called "bloat," "stomach torsion," or "twisted stomach"). This is a condition that often requires surgery and can be fatal. Treatment is expensive too. But purchasing a raised dog feeder is an affordable way to prevent GDV.
Certain dog breeds are more prone to GDV than others. Great Danes are especially at risk while standard poodles, German shepherds, Weimaraner’s, Irish Wolfhounds, and bloodhounds are also prone. Generally, larger dogs are at higher risk than smaller dogs. If your pooch is a big breed, an elevated dog bowl may prove especially helpful.
Because elevated dog bowls force your dog to eat with a straight neck, they reduce the odds of them suffering from a twisted stomach. Furbabeez offers a wide selection of dog bowls with a stand for you to choose from. Check out our wide selection and find the one that meets your needs.