I have always had fairly tall dogs, so using an elevated feeder has and always will be the norm around here. I have strongly believed in them ever since my parents brought home our first two working dogs, a Rottweiler named Bruce and a German Shepherd named Ian, when I was 10 years old. I would hate to eat and drink hunched over and uncomfortable, so why would I do it to my furkids? And that’s just the reason to use them for their comfort’s sake. The health benefits of using an elevated feeder are substantial.
My challenge with Orso is that he has outgrown every elevated feeder we have in the house! We used to have a very tall one that we had purchased after we rescued a full-grown Great Dane, Lucas, in 2002, but that feeder is long gone. After doing some research, we found a cool one that we can adjust the height as Orso grows! It finally was delivered and we are thrilled with it. Despite its height, it seems to be pretty stable, but if Orso gets a little too excited at mealtime, we are gonna have a dog food mess on our hands, LOL!
For more information on Orso’s new feeder, click here or go to http://rightheightfeeder.com/Right-Height-Feeder-Adjustable-Height-Feeding-System-RHF.htm.
To learn more about the benefits of feeding large dogs with an elevated feeder, click here or go to http://www.ehow.com/about_6576569_elevated-dog-dishes-bloat.html.
Below are a couple of before and after shots of Orso’s feeding set-up.