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 in comfort, 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) This helps prevent 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.
The bowl is wide and shallow so it will not irritate sensitive whiskers. It allows for space around the food so it’s easily accessible without your pet having to push his face down into it, getting food in their muzzle hair and chin, possibly causing acne. The shape of this dish is especially helpful to Persians, Pugs, and other short muzzled, or long whiskered pets. Also for the taller Maine Coon Cats for it’s height. These breeds should not be trying to eat from deep or narrow dishes and close to floor level! The turned in rim helps keep the food from being pushed over the sides. It will assist those older pets with few or no teeth to be able to pick their food up with the help of this turned in rim. Pets with diminished appetites will stay longer at the dish and eat more because they are so comfortable. 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 Asia and Australia, EU and the UK. See shipping rates page for more information.
Discounted Blemished dishes ship from the US. Imperfections are hardly noticeable, nothing serious that will make them unsafe.