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Posted: 3/12/2011 3:54:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 4:52:55 PM EST by Firebird69]
A plant stand for $12 from Lowes turned out to be the solution. We are concerned about bloat with our large/giant breed canines and looked all over for a "single" bowl stand. I have no memory of where I bought the bowls 20 years ago.

Link Posted: 3/12/2011 4:54:04 PM EST
We got the same one for our Great Dane - Chloe.

Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:13:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By NYFootballGiants:
We got the same one for our Great Dane - Chloe.


Good. I hope someone finds our OP post helpful as it took a ton of time to find something this simple. Honestly, the wife did not like my DIY solutions since they were not "pretty" enough. Either way, Post a few pics of Cloe. I will get some up as some as I can catch Max eating his chow.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:40:17 PM EST
I read somewhere that all dogs should be fed from an elevated platform, not just the large breeds. We have fed my Lab/GSD that way for a long time and recently raised the bowls of our chihuahuas too (a couple of 2X8 squares nailed together worked well).
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:42:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
A plant stand for $12 from Lowes turned out to be the solution. We are concerned about bloat with our large/giant breed canines and looked all over for a "single" bowl stand. I have no memory of where I bought the bowls 20 years ago.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/Firebird69/DSCN2573.jpg?t=1299981095


Same ones I use for my GSD
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:52:34 PM EST
Looks like a clever and elegant off-the-shelf solution.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:24:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Followthehollow:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
A plant stand for $12 from Lowes turned out to be the solution. We are concerned about bloat with our large/giant breed canines and looked all over for a "single" bowl stand. I have no memory of where I bought the bowls 20 years ago.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/Firebird69/DSCN2573.jpg?t=1299981095


Same ones I use for my GSD

Good.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:36:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 2:37:19 PM EST by NYFootballGiants]
As promised here is Chloe...

5yr old Great Dane. We rescued her about a month ago. (you can see her food bowl in the upper right corner)
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/michael4469/IMG_2485.jpg

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/michael4469/IMAG01981.jpg
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:41:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By NYFootballGiants:
As promised here is Chloe...

5yr old Great Dane. We rescued her about a month ago. (you can see her food bowl in the upper right corner)
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/michael4469/IMG_2485.jpg

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/michael4469/IMAG01981.jpg

Awwe she's beautiful Love the first pic!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:41:24 AM EST
What a sleek and beautiful girl!
I don't want to hijack, but I too have heard that dogs should eat with their food elevated but I never heard why. with very tall breads I can see it making eating easier, but is there health reasons for all dogs?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:12:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By ArmedPete:
What a sleek and beautiful girl!
I don't want to hijack, but I too have heard that dogs should eat with their food elevated but I never heard why. with very tall breads I can see it making eating easier, but is there health reasons for all dogs?

I searched but never found concrete evidence but the main concern is bloat. Some breeds, mostly large and giant breed canines, can get bloat and die. The idea of the elevated bowl is to attempt to reduce hardship of eating. When they reach down and "gulp" their food they may swallow their food instead of chewing it. Bloat, I believe, can cause an obstruction in the intestines, my cause them to twist and then death.

We feed them twice a day instead of once and always make sure that they have a nearby fresh water supply.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:20:45 PM EST
great idea OP.

Our mutts aren't big enough to need it. The old girl of the bunch, "momma", takes a mouthful and then dumps it out on the kitchen floor. Picks out the soft pieces and then makes her way to "her" couch in the sunroom.
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