Raised feeders for Rottweiler pup?
Hi, i just wanted to get your opinion on whether i should use a raised feeder for my rottie. Right now she is 4 months old and i have been using one because i heard it was better on their joints.
Now i have been hearing that raised feeders contribute to bloat. I thought they helped prevent it. Anyway, i'm not sure if i should continue using one or not. What are your thoughts?
Do you use them personally. Thanks
I use regular bowls while my dogs are pups, and then the 'big dogs' graduate to the elevated bowls once they reach 12 weeks or so.
I believe they help prevent strain on the joints (particularly the pasterns) of growing pups. They're also easier on the back, shoulders and hips of the older dogs.
I know there are arguments for and against them (as is true for most products!), and I'm not certain whether or not there is a real advantage in terms of reducing the chances of canine bloat, but I don't think it can have a negative effect.
If you have a dog who's a 'chow hound', and gobbles down his food then I would recommend one of the Brake-Fast Dog Food Bowls as they can really reduce the amount of air your dog swallows.
Hope this helps. Best of luck with your pup.