ok so i bought sarah some raised food bowls a few months ago as she chokes on her food sometimes and the slow feed bowl did not work out. i had only been using it for a very short time before gunnys passing and i read that raised food bowls raised the percentage of maybe getting bloat by i dunno 100% or something. so i took her raised bowl away. well now i would like to use it again as it did seem to help but i wonder about this bloat issue. anyone use them or have been using them? any thoughts from my bulldog friends on this issue?
curious for an answer on this as well.
raised bowls are to try and prevent bloat,karen
I use the raised bowls for both Brutus and Chanel. Am I doing something wrong?
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Bre eats out of a stainless steel crate dish that is raised to the height of her shoulder (it just hooks on the side of her bedtime crate). She's never had any issues from it yet. Actually if anything she eats better than when she was first using a stainless steel dish on the floor.
Yes this should be good. I just purchased new food bowls and had looked at the raised set. I didn't get them because I have heard different opinions regarding the bloat issue, also Raven sometimes likes to push her bowl around.
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I disagree with the other posts. Raised food bowls alone do not *cause* bloat but it substantially increases the risks when combined with other factors. If your dog is deep chested, older, gulps his food, plays right after eating etc. then it is a recipe for disaster.
There has been one extensive study (Purdue study) on it that strongly suggests they should not be used for deep chested dogs. Of course it's only one study and more is to be learned on the subject, but there is very little known about bloat as it is.
Find another type of slow feed bowl instead IMO.
gosh now dont know what to do. its all so confusing this different info.
I never used them for feeding, but I did use them for Nitschke and drinking water -- he seemed to struggle with breathing when the bowl was on the floor and it also slowed Banks down in gobbling the water
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