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Elevated feeder -- need a confirmation

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Luc

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 5:10pm PST 
i just wanted to make sure -- elevated feeders are a good thing because it helps lessen the chance of getting canine bloat and is good for arthritic dogs, is this right?

it's our first time re. this and just need to make sure before we switch.

thank you.
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Dulce

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 5:11pm PST 
Yes on both counts! You got it big grin

I use it for my dog AND my cat! smile
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♥Lenn- on♥

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 5:16pm PST 
I love my elevated feeder, although now that we've gone raw I have started laying down to eat my food off the towel on the floor. I dont want to keep my yummy food in my bowl. dancing
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Mattie

Say no to B.O.!
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 5:29pm PST 
I thought new studies showed that elevated feeders actually increased the risk of bloat?
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Maya

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 5:55pm PST 
It's kind of half and half. Some say one thing, some other. Me personally I thought of the mechanics of the whole thing and the elevated feeder seems to be the one that would make dogs gulp less air. Also rocks (or big pebbles, big enough not to be grabbed and swallowed) put in the bowls so the dogs have to "make their way around" them help with bloating.

P.S. Momma is a "having nightmares about dog bloating" person.
Maya
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Little Moe,- Always- 2002-2008

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 6:09pm PST 
My vet told mommy that I should have an elevated bowl set for all of those reasons mentioned above, but also to help reduce the amount of air I was taking in with each mouthful. I guess mom has a problem with my "emissions" after eating.

She wanted a bulldog. She got a bulldog. snoopy
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Buddy

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 6:16pm PST 
Yes, the help reduce the risk of bloat and arthritis.
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Fudge

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 6:21pm PST 
The famous Purdue bloat study found that using elevated feeders increased the risk of bloat. There's also an equally famous rebuttal site, where the author believes that elevated feeders do not increase the risk of bloat.

So some believe elevated feeders are bad, some believe they are good, and some believe they make no difference (in terms of bloat risk). Things can never be easy, right? smile
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Libby

Where's the- kitty?????
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 6:25pm PST 
Yep, my brother and I both eat out of an elevated feeder that daddy built for us (it's a little hard to find elevated feeders that tall in our area-BOL)..... Not only will your tummy thank you but so will your bones...... Good luck.....
snoopy
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Gwydion

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '07 7:02pm PST 
Our local Dane specialist and the biggest animal health center all say elevated will increase bloat. So do our local Dobi club and Boxer club... So I guess its a matter of which YOU believe at this point. I have read so many conflicted reports I just dont know WHO to believe. confused I mean, all our local "experts" say elevated evil, but then I read just as many reports saying the reverse.
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