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Pet Health 101: The Top 3 Benefits of Elevated Pet Feeders March 14, 2017

Waipahu, Ewa
Pet Health 101: The Top 3 Benefits of Elevated Pet Feeders, Ewa, Hawaii

The decision to switch from “regular” to elevated pet feeders helps both your four-legged family member and your household. These special feeders feature stands that keep pet food and water dishes off of your floor. Veterinarians regularly recommend elevated feeders due to the pet health benefits they provide among others.

The Top Pet Health Benefits of Elevated Pet Feeders

1. Comfort

Elevated pet feeders improve pet comfort, as the animals no longer have to lower their heads to consume food or take a drink. This is especially important for older cats and dogs suffering from arthritis or stiff muscles. Elevated pet feeders also reduce the strain and stress on your pet’s back and neck. Older animals usually eat less than their younger counterparts and may abstain from food and drink if the process is painful.

2. Cleaner Feeding Area

pet healthScattered pet food and spilled water around regular pet dishes is a common problem. Elevated feeders keep food and water in the dishes where they belong; this helps prevent ant, roach, and other insect infestations. Spilled water that seeps under carpeting or linoleum can result in mold and mildew buildup, something elevated feeders alleviate.

3. Better Digestion

Another benefit of elevated pet feeders is improved digestion. This is particularly essential to animals afflicted with megaesophagus, an esophageal condition that prevents food from reaching the stomach and causes regurgitation. Elevated feeders use gravity to make it easier for your pet to swallow food. They also reduce gulping and similar feeding actions that cause dogs to swallow a lot of air and become bloated and gassy.

 

Discuss the best elevated pet feeder for your feline or canine with the experienced veterinarians at Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital. The premier veterinary hospital provides the Hawaii area with a full suite of pet services, including after-hours emergency care. Call the experts at (808) 671-7387 today to schedule an appointment. Follow the veterinarians on Twitter or like them on Facebook for other great pet health tips. 

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