What is the Proper Height for a Dog Bowl?

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and although a typical dog feeding station might be at floor height, there is a lot to be said for considering the ideal position of your dog bowls!

There are a few reasons why a raised dog bowl is a good investment:

  • Less mess, with no chance of the bowl sliding around as your pup eats.
  • Makes it easier to eat for dogs with arthritis or joint troubles.
  • Vital for dogs with digestive and swallowing issues.
  • More comfortable for taller breeds who have to stoop and bend to reach the floor.

It's also essential to think about smaller dogs; as a bowl which is too high will put stress on their neck and spine, and a high lip will make it challenging for a teacup breed to reach the tasty bits right at the bottom!

Is There an Ideal Height for an Elevated Bowl for Dogs?

As we've mentioned, the ideal height will depend on the size and age of your dog. Think about a Yorkie and a Dane - they're going to need a pretty different mealtime set up!

The rule of thumb is that raised bowls are usually available in four-inch increments, so for a small dog up to 11 inches tall, you want a bowl around four inches high.

Bigger fluffs over 19 inches tall need a bowl around 16 inches high; this isn't always the case, either, and one of the best options is an adjustable raised dog bowl that you can change it up according to how your pup prefers to eat.

  • Our Elevated Adjustable Dog Bowl is a best-selling raised dog station and is easy to assemble and adjust to the perfect height for your pooch.
  • The Non-Slip Melamine Bowl is a smart choice, in a range of sizes to best suit your breed.
  • For stylish dogs, the Elevated Diamond Dog Bowl is a slick design, and dishwasher proof for easy cleaning!

For more ideas about raised dog bowls, check out the complete range at AllPetSolutions!