These High Quality Porcelain 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. Any dish lower than this, offers very little benefit for your pet. See the Features page for more benefits.
This 1 cup capacity bowl is designed specifically for dry food or water for one or 2 cats or a small dog. It will also be fine to use for senior pets that eat very little per meal. 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 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 mid 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 the ceramic keeps the water cooler longer, and better tasting, than from metal or plastic. The turned in rim helps keep food from being pushed out and water from spilling when carried. Made in Taiwan by a studio that manufacturers dinnerware for humans. For customers that prefer to Buy American I also provide that option.
Note that orders placed from outside of North America can take 6 to 8 weeks for delivery to EU and UK, Australia and Asia. See Shipping Rates 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!
All Discounted Imperfections ship from the US. They are mostly color spots or smudges, hardly noticeable, nothing serious that will make them unsafe.