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Updated on July 15, 2011

Dog Food Bowls

Dogs; especially puppies health depends on what they eat and how they eat it. Imagine you buy a cheap and nasty dog food bowl from the nickle and dime store. Over time the coating wears; bits of material flake off; enters your dogs stomach; poisons your dog or even worse kills him. Would you still think a bowl is a bowl, I doubt it.

A puppy will suckle from his mummy naturally but when it comes to weaning him onto solid food we have some choices to make, choices that will make this transition easier and stand your new puppy in good stead to receive the most nutrition from his diet.

Older dogs can become fussy eaters; again the choices you make about his food bowl can mean the difference between nutrition or not.

In this article we are not going to discuss basic round dog food bowls, they are reasonably self explanatory but we will discuss the more specialised dog food bowls such as:

  • Raised Dog Food Bowls
  • Elevated Dog Food Bowl
  • Slow Down Dog Food Bowls
  • Brake Fast Dog Food Bowls
  • Stainless Steel feeding Bowls
  • Ceramic Dog Food Bowls
  • Dog Food Bowl Stand
  • Automatic Food Feeders


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Raised and Elevated Dog Food Bowls

An elevated dog bowl system has numerous benefits to both you and your dog.

These raised dog feeding systems are growing in popularity as they are recommended by veterinarians due to the health benefits they provide:

  • Aids food digestion
  • Reduces risk on neck strain
  • Aids feeding posture for controlled eating
  • Controlled eating aids nutrition release

The raised dog bowls also have benefits to you:

  • Less spillages
  • Clean floors
  • Less scratch risk
  • Easy clean
  • Stylish designs
  • Integrated storage (optional)

As with any popular product elevated dog feeding bowls have not escaped the designer market:

  • Custom made designs
  • Promotional college systems
  • Artistic hand crafted designs

Raised dog bowl systems are fast becoming the dog bowl of choice for dogs and owners alike.

Slow Down and Brake Fast Dog Food Bowl

Dogs and puppies by their very nature are greedy. It takes time and effort to get your dog to eat properly. One of the most common stomach problems dogs suffer from in relation to eating is Bloat. Slower eating is proven to reduce the risk of bloat and aid digestion.

Slow eating dog bowls also encourage your dog to chew food, slow eating is very important in the food releasing it's nutrition especially for puppies and dogs with diet or digestion concerns.

  • Slows down fast eaters
  • Aids digestion
  • Increases nutrition value
  • Veterinary tested and recommended
  • Reduces risk of Bloat
  • Bowl of choice for fussy eaters
  • Hygienic
  • Dishwasher safe


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Stainless Steel and Ceramic Dog Food Bowls

For many years stainless steel dog food bowls have been the favourite of both dogs and owners.

Stainless steel dog bowls come in all shapes, sizes and thickness making them ideal for any breed of dog.

They are strong and sturdy which gives them an advantage when travelling or outdoors as they are weatherproof and highly unlikely to damage easy.

  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Rust proof
  • Hygienic
  • Non Slip
  • Dishwasher safe

Ceramic dog food bowls come in many designs and are reasonably sturdy due to the material. It is advisable to be cautious if using ceramic dog food bowls as a boisterous dog can easily smash it and hurt himself.

  • Strong
  • Hygienic
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Many designs

Dog Food Stands and Automatic Dog Food Feeders

As this article is a review of dog food bowls it would be unfair not to give a mention to dog food bowl stands and the new craze of auto feeders.

Dog food bowl stands come stand alone of as part of the feeding system. Separate stands are made  from:

  • Stainless Steel
  •  Wood
  • Plastic

They can be custom made to you own design or bought as a kit for you to individually finish to your desired taste.

Initially when we investigate auto dog feeders it is easy to see them as a gimmick. Upon closer inspection they are actually a very practical thing to have. They are generally used when the owner is out and your dog is left alone for longer periods of time:

  • Ideal for people with busy schedules
  • Programmable
  • Dispenses measured amounts
  • Controls eating habits
  • Non spill
  • hygienic

Dog Food Bowls

There we are then, who said dog food bowls were uninteresting.

Obviously a lot of thought has gone into all of these different dog bowls and feeding systems, as dog owners maybe we should give more consideration to which dog food bowl suits our dog's requirements rather than simply buying the cheapest bowl available.


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      Chris H. 6 years ago

      get the best of both worlds and get an elevated feeding stand and just put a big rock in the feeding side it will slow your dog down like the slow down bowls but still give him the benefits of an elevated position

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      Aiden Roberts 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great tip about ceramic dog drinking bowls.

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      Melbourne Boarding Kennels 7 years ago

      One tip for your readers is that you should keep the stainless steel bowls for food and use ceramic bowls for the water. When I have tried to use stainless stell for my dog, he will not drink from the bowl. perhaps it iumparts a metalic taste ?

      with the water in a ceramic bowl there are no problems

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      Aiden Roberts 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you both for your comments.

      I had so much fun writing this hub, who would have thought that dog feeding stations could be so interesting.

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      This is a very professional hub both in look and content. Well done!

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      liljen23 7 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      This is a great hub on dog food bowls. You were very detailed about dog food bowls and their benefits. keep it up and thumbs up.