These dishes are extra tall for 2 main reasons. So pets are able to stand or sit upright with front legs straight to eat, no more crouching to floor level in what can be painful positions for some due to age or injury. The other reason is they raise the eating surface above or level with the stomach (inside the body) See the image at the bottom of the home page. This prevents vomiting of meals caused by a muscle in their throat that will trigger the re-flux action in some pets, after eating from a level below their stomach.
This bowl is designed specifically for dry food or water for one or 2 cats or a small dog. Its heavy construction prevents tipping and sliding with normal use. The long ears of small dogs, such as the Dachshund or Cavalier King Spaniels will hang outside the 5″ diameter.
The height allows pets to eat while standing or sitting with front legs straight, no more crouching and stooping to floor level, a painful thing for many older pets to do. The eating surface of a pet’s dish should be at least at the same level as the (inside) stomach, higher is better but not higher than the chest. This bowl is deeper, and not as wide as the wet food dish, it keeps the dry food better contained and less exposed to the air. As a water bowl it keeps the water cleaner, better tasting and cooler longer being contained in ceramic. The turned in rim helps keep food from being pushed out and water from spilling when carried. See the “Features” page for more information. Note that orders placed from outside of North America can take 6 weeks for delivery to EU and UK, and 8 weeks to Australia and Asia. See SHIPPING RATE page for more information.
A shorter version of this bowl for miniature breeds and other shorter pets such as the Dachshund is available also on this site. They benefit as much from a raised dish as normal height pets!
Most Imperfections ship from the US, so extra postage maybe required on some. In Canada only a few of the Short dish and the large water bowls with imperfections are available. They are mostly color spots or smudges, hardly noticeable, nothing serious that will make them unsafe, and most are hardly noticeable. If choosing the “Minor Flaws” option, please put your color choices in the note section (on the bottom of the address page) at checkout.
EVERYTHING will be back in stock about April. Gold, Teal and Chocolate are discontinued. See my fb page for details.