One thing we always seem to forget. Maybe it’s because they don’t put it on the counter, lay it in the sink or put it in the dishwasher.
On the floor, out of mind.
What we’re getting at is each time you feed the mutt or fill-up it’s water bowl, you should wash it the same way you do human dishes – with soap and water.
The Hockey Puck and the Goat
The bowl is filled with the pup’s favorite chow. You retire to the living room to watch some slime on the teevee when you hear a scraping noise coming from the kitchen. You know it’s not Jonathan Toews with the Chicago Blackhawks, sliding the puck around on the floor. Your retriever moving its dish around until it nestles into a corner.
That stainless steel thingie didn’t cost you an arm-and-a-leg. And if you ever see one of these devices get chewed-up, check the animal. You may not have a dog. You probably purchased a goat.
The heavy-weight stoneware or ceramic bowls are less likely to get a goal when they’re being licked clean. They work well in the dishwasher, but there’s a SNAFU in the offing. Itsy-bitsy cracks creep-up after a while. Inside those crevasses, bacteria love to hide. So, if your animal is a card-carrying member of the clean-plate club, sooner-or-later they’re going to get a dose of something bad for them.
If you have an automatic feeder, why do you even have a pet? How do you bond with your canine? Do you get them a Skype account and video chat with them between meetings? What, are they toilet trained? How do you prevent them from blowing their wad right after you leave them for work, all day alone to watch Maury?
Then there are the plastic jobbies. If you feed your dog from one of these, you should be ashamed. What a cheapskate. Why don’t you just pitch a handful of their food on the sidewalk and leave the hose running. Geez.
Let’s Get Real
How would you like to eat your food with your hands tied behind your back? Bending over to reach the plate, occasionally inhaling a pea or some mashed potatoes. God forbid if the steak is tough. What’s your plan with that? You’re just going to shake-off a chunk at a time? Here’s what vets think is the best for your dog. Elevated feeding and watering dishes.
Versatile Dog Supply has two things you should really look into. They’re a wall-mounted Dog Feeder and a wall-mounted Heated Dog Waterer. Vet’s like these dispensers because you can elevate the devices so the poor pup doesn’t have to bend their head.
Let’s say your best friend is starting to show signs of neck or back issues. Maybe they’re getting arthritic. If it’s painful to enjoy one of the things in their short lives they truly love, it’s cruel to make them have to deal with the discomfort.
Since it’s attached to the wall, start them out as a puppy and as they grow to be the size of a small Buick, simply reposition the wall-mounted Dog Feeder and wall-mounted Heated Dog Waterer.
Finally, here’s the closer. This is the big one. Here’s why you need these devices: An elevated feeder causes less bloating and swallowing air. You know what that means?
Less dog farts.