Slow feeder or elevated feeder?

summerep

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Hi everyone I was just looking for some advice on what kind of feeder I should get Bear, the reason I’ve been looking into this is because Bear has been unwell recently.
Bear is 10 months old and at 5 months old we were told that he has elongated palate. Our vet is a bulldog specialist owning bulldogs herself, of course she said it was too young to do anything at 5 months old and would ideally wait until he’s slightly older.
Three weeks ago Bear had a respiratory infection took him to the vets and they gave him a 10 day course of antibiotics, he improved and was off the antibiotics for a week and a half and was back to himself. However yesterday morning he’s woke up and it’s seemed to have come back. So a phone call to the vets and she’s concerned that he’s aspirating his food or gastric content into his lungs :( he’s booked in next Friday for a BOAs assessment and will most likely have the surgery in the next coming months.
However for now I want to do anything that is going to help prevent him potentionally aspirate his food so would a slow feeder bowl or an elevated feeder be better for him? He’s a right greedy chops and does inhale his food (literally it seems).
What is everyone else’s experience?
Thank you :)
 

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handsomedan

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We love the fluff trough! They were designed specifically for brachycephalic dogs. My two bulldogs and frenchie all use one. They have a slow feeder insert as well. Here's a link to their website, but they're sold on Amazon now too.

 
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summerep

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We love the fluff trough! They were designed specifically for brachycephalic dogs. My two bulldogs and frenchie all use one. They have a slow feeder insert as well. Here's a link to their website, but they're sold on Amazon now too.

Ahh lovely thank you so much! Someone I follow on Instagram use these for her bulldogs aswell, I’ll take a look at this! :)
 

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Ahh lovely thank you so much! Someone I follow on Instagram use these for her bulldogs aswell, I’ll take a look at this! :)
Try doing smaller meals too… a little at a time to see if it helps. Keep us posted and sending well wishes
 
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summerep

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Try doing smaller meals too… a little at a time to see if it helps. Keep us posted and sending well wishes
I’ll definitely try this tonight thank you soo much, will keep you all posted 😊
 

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