Elevated Feeder combines stylish function with benefits to your dog's health!
The Bergan Elevated Feeder comes in three sizes and combines sleek form with function while helping to keep your pet healthy. Removable legs allow the feeder to grow with your pet and removable stainless steel bowls make cleaning simple.
Practical design has led this elevated feeder to become a top seller in its category. Durable injection molded plastic make this the perfect addition to any home design.
Medium Dimensions: 9.66 " x 18.18" x 8.05" with .75 quart stainless steel bowls
Large Dimensions: 13.00" x 24.00" x 11.10" with 1.75 quart stainless steel bowls
Extra Large Dimensions: 15.09" x 27.72" x 15.00" With 2.75 quart stainless steel bowls
What are the benefits of an elevated feeder?
Veterinarians recommend elevated feeders for some dogs and cats because they offer a number of advantages: hygiene and cleanliness, comfort for dogs and cats with arthritis or neck or back problems, and benefits for cats and dogs with megaesophagus or other conditions that make swallowing difficult. Elevated feeders and dishes keep feeding areas cleaner. Elevated dishes help keep the food and water in the bowls and not on the floor. They prevent cats from playing in their water, which some are prone to do. Dogs tend to lift their heads after taking a drink to facilitate swallowing. As the dogs raise their heads, water that does not make it down their throat often ends up on the floor. Over time, this can ruin your floor. With an elevated feeder, they do not have to raise their heads as far and the water usually drips right back into their water dish. Moisture that may get under the dish creates a great place for molds and bacteria to grow. Elevated feeders can help in caring for dogs and cats with a condition called megaesophagus. In this condition, the esophagus (the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach) becomes large and flaccid. Instead of moving the food down to the stomach through muscular contractions, the enlarged and weak esophagus dilates and allows the food to accumulate there instead of the stomach. This can lead to regurgitation and vomiting. An elevated feeder will allow gravity to help get the food down to the stomach. Elevated feeders may be more comfortable for some older pets. Dogs with arthritis and cats with arthritis may benefit from elevated feeders. Bending over to eat is not comfortable for pets with stiff muscles or sore joints, particularly for pets with neck or back problems, such as intervertebral (IV) disc disease. Older pets often eat less, which means they may not get the nutrition they need. If eating or drinking is painful or uncomfortable, they are likely to eat or drink even less. Raising food and water to their level encourages eating and drinking. Finally, elevated feeders have an extra bonus. We have had pet owners tell us that they appreciate not having to bend over as far to pick up or fill up water and food dishes. For the frail, physically handicapped, or persons with arthritis or back problems, elevated feeders can make a big difference.
The Bergan Elevated Feeder combines sleek form with function, all while providing all of the health benefits of an elevated pet feeder. Removable stainless steel bowls make filling and cleaning a snap while the removable legs allow the feeder to be used on the ground or elevated - it grows with your pet!