Weve all seen the raise dog bowls with their cute stand and decorated bowls. And many of us probably think these are mainly for large breed dogs. The truth is, these elevated bowls are great for all dogs of all sizes, especially your English Bulldog puppy!
Elevated dog bowls allow dogs to eat at a more natural stance, keeping their neck, back and hips in a standing position without putting undue stress on these joints. They also keep your puppy from swallowing too much air while eating which can cause indigestion, vomiting, choking and bloat which can be deadly. This is particularly important for English Bulldog puppies as they have a deep chest cavity that is more prone to bloat than other breeds.
You may think that because English Bulldog puppies are short and low to the ground, eating out of an elevated bowl would be unnecessary. The opposite is true. Because English Bulldogs have such a short, stout stature, bending down to eat can be uncomfortable and stress the joints in their bodies.
The best option for your English Bulldog puppy is to get a feeding station that is adjustable. This will allow you to raise the bowls as he grows and save money from having to purchase a new station as he gets older. It will also give you the freedom of choosing a position perfect for your puppy since no two dogs are made alike.
The feeding station should be adjusted so that the bowl reaches just below your puppys neck so that he is not straining to reach his food. When your English Bulldog puppy eats, he should be able to stand in a natural position while easily reaching his bowls. This is why an adjustable feeder can be so helpful!
There is a wide variety of materials from iron to wood for the stands and plenty of choices for bowls. Browse around your local pet store or online to find an elevated feeding station that is perfect for your English Bulldog puppy!