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    Default Re: Elevated Feeder? Yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    I would not get the elevated bowls. Here are some things that can prevent Bloat in dogs.


    • Divide the day’s ration into three equal meals, spaced well apart.
    • Do not feed your dog from a raised food bowl.
    • Avoid feeding dry kibble that has fat among the first four ingredients listed on the label.
    • Avoid foods that contain citric acid.
    • Restrict access to water for one hour before and after meals.
    • Never let your dog drink a large amount of water all at once.
    • Avoid strenuous exercise on a full stomach.
    I thought that the raised feeders were supposed to help prevent bloat? Please explain how hunching over a low, on the floor, bowl has less chance to cause bloat than a chest level bowl. My last bully had horrible gas when he ate from the floor but once he started eating from raised bowls he was less gassy and never he had any bloat issues.

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    @pcchenard I guess you will have to ask the experts that did a study on bloat that question. I got that info from a study that some vets did on the causes and prevention of bloat.
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    I need to invest in a slow feed ball cause Ace will gobble 1 1/4cups of kibble in less than 1 minute.


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    @pcchenard I guess you will have to ask the experts that did a study on bloat that question. I got that info from a study that some vets did on the causes and prevention of bloat.
    Do you have a link to that study?

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    Default Elevated Feeder? Yes or no?

    This is what i could find :
    "(...)However, studies on risk factors for bloat associated with elevated feeders are unclear. Conflicting results from research studies is not that uncommon. Results may differ because different techniques are used or other medical conditions are present. Elevated feeders could also influence other factors such as the speed of eating. More research needs to be done on GDV in relation to using elevated feeders. It is uncertain whether anything we do such as changing the amount of exercise, using elevated feeders, or speed of eating will decrease or increase the rate of bloat."
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    Daisy is a super fast gobbler. I tried a couple of slow feeding bowls but really didn't help us much. I started adding water to her dry food and miraculously she slowed way down. She used to eat her 1 cup of dry food in less than a minute. Now it usually takes her about 3-4 minutes. And I've noticed much less gas. I'm in no way an expert but I do know it works for us.
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    Well this stinks. I just finished making a raised feeder/water bowl out of heart pine. I did an experiment I had heard about first before building it. It DID slow Dooley down a great bit eating from an elevated bowl and also cut back on the amount of water/drool on the floor after he drank water. I tried the slow feed ball in the bowl and he would move it around till if fell out the bowl, then dive in and inhale his food.

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    Well this stinks. I just finished making a raised feeder/water bowl out of heart pine. I did an experiment I had heard about first before building it. It DID slow Dooley down a great bit eating from an elevated bowl and also cut back on the amount of water/drool on the floor after he drank water. I tried the slow feed ball in the bowl and he would move it around till if fell out the bowl, then dive in and inhale his food.
    I have a Kong Wobbler that I feed Lola from every once in a while and it takes her about 10 min. to eat her meal. I don't want to feed her ever meal like that though. But you might want to try one of those if for nothing more than something fun for your Bully to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPickedADaisy View Post
    Daisy is a super fast gobbler. I tried a couple of slow feeding bowls but really didn't help us much. I started adding water to her dry food and miraculously she slowed way down. She used to eat her 1 cup of dry food in less than a minute. Now it usually takes her about 3-4 minutes. And I've noticed much less gas. I'm in no way an expert but I do know it works for us.
    When Lola was younger I would add quite a bit of water to her food. I did that to try and control her food and water intake to help with house breaking. It does help if you limit when the water goes in because then they aren't drinking and peeing every two min. But lately, since she is older now, I have been adding just enough water to wet the dry food down a bit. It doesn't slow her down much but if I let her eat her food dry she will choke at least 4-6 times during every meal from eating the dry food too fast.

    I'm curious what slow fee bowls people use and like. There are so many of them out there I'm not sure what to try...and cash is tight right now.

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    @pcchenard I will PM it to you. It's not the same site but it is another one I just Googled .
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