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    DefaultRaised feeding bowls

    Hi all,

    I just have a question regarding raised feeding/water bowls. I had always been told that they help to prevent bloat. But recently I have read several things on the internet which conflict with that advice suggesting the raised bowls don't help with bloat.

    (We always allow at least an hour before feeding Dexter before/after exercise and limit the water he drinks when eating his food)

    So whats the real story?

    Thanks in advance.

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    DefaultRe: Raised feeding bowls

    Most of us have read conflicting advice, too. Personally, my dogs eat from the floor as they would naturally. Naturally, they would not eat from a raised surface which is enough for me to continue feeding them at ground level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickster
    Most of us have read conflicting advice, too. Personally, my dogs eat from the floor as they would naturally. Naturally, they would not eat from a raised surface which is enough for me to continue feeding them at ground level.
    Same here. The only reason Mick's dishes were raised was because he had laryngeal paralysis. It was easier for him to swallow when his dishes were raised.

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    DefaultRe: Raised feeding bowls

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    DefaultRe: Raised feeding bowls

    Thank you all for the great advise. Such a great point about eating from the ground in the wild. Thats where Dexter's food bowls will stay.

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    DefaultRe: Raised feeding bowls

    We've used elevated bowls for the last 7 years, and no problems.

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