These stoneware 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 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.
This bowl is designed specifically for dry food or water for 2+ cats or a small to medium size dog. Its heavy construction prevents tipping and sliding with normal use. The long ears on 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 not be higher than the middle of 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 the ceramic keeps the water cooler longer, and better tasting, than from metal or plastic. The turned in rim helps keep contents from being pushed out and water from spilling when carried.
See the “Features & Benefits” page for more information. Note that orders placed from outside of North America can take 6 to 8 weeks for delivery to EU and UK, and 8 to 10 weeks to Australia and Asia. See my SHIPPING RATE page for more information.