Three Benefits Of A Raised Dog Bowl

Three Benefits Of A Raised Dog Bowl

21 April 2023
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When you think of a dog bowl that holds food or water for your canine family member, you might initially picture a bowl that sits directly on the floor. There are many of these products on the market, but it's important to know that there are also other options available. If you're starting to shop for a new dog bowl, visit an online pet accessory store to browse the many products it has available. You can expect to find a number of raised bowls, which sit on short legs that hold the bowl a few inches off the floor. Here are three benefits of a raised dog bowl.

Easier For The Dog

A raised dog bowl provides an easier drinking and eating experience for your pet. When a dog bends its head to drink water out of a bowl that sits directly on the floor, it needs to work hard to swallow the water against the pull of gravity. This can especially be true for a large dog that has to bend down far to reach the bowl. If you find that your dog often coughs and spits up water when it's drinking from a bowl on the floor, you'll almost certainly find that these issues will be less prevalent when you provide a raised bowl.

Less Floor Damage

When a dog slops its water while drinking from a bowl that sits on the floor, the water can seep under the bowl and sit on the floor. If you have hardwood flooring, the prolonged presence of water on the surface of the floor can cause damage. You won't see water when it has pooled beneath the bowl, which means that it can sit there for days — softening the wood to some degree during each occurrence. Raised bowls are open beneath, which means that you'll be able to quickly spot any small spills and clean them up before they soak into your wood floor and cause damage.

Less Mess

Some dogs can occasionally step into a bowl that sits on the floor. If the bowl contains water, the dog will leave wet footprints on the floor. While the footprints will likely dry fairly quickly because they're exposed to the open air (unlike a spill of water that is trapped beneath a bowl that sits on the floor) they can leave marks that you'll want to scrub to ensure that your floor looks clean. It's far less likely that your dog will step in a raised dog bowl, which will eliminate the risk of this type of mess.

For more information about dog accessory supplies, contact a local company.