How high should a dog bowl stand be? Tips and Tricks

Is There an Ideal Height for an Elevated Bowl for Dogs?

As weve mentioned, the ideal height will depend on the size and age of your dog. Think about a Yorkie and a Dane – theyre going to need a pretty different mealtime set up!

The rule of thumb is that raised bowls are usually available in four-inch increments, so for a small dog up to 11 inches tall, you want a bowl around four inches high.

Bigger fluffs over 19 inches tall need a bowl around 16 inches high; this isnt always the case, either, and one of the best options is an adjustable raised dog bowl that you can change it up according to how your pup prefers to eat.

  • Our Elevated Adjustable Dog Bowl is a best-selling raised dog station and is easy to assemble and adjust to the perfect height for your pooch.
  • The Non-Slip Melamine Bowl is a smart choice, in a range of sizes to best suit your breed.
  • For stylish dogs, the Elevated Diamond Dog Bowl is a slick design, and dishwasher proof for easy cleaning!
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    Giant breed dogs

    Extra-large dogs will need an elevation within the range of 21 to 28 inches for their raised bowls. These dogs are also at risk of bloating if they eat or drink from the wrong posture.

    Such breeds include Newfoundland, Great Dane, St. Barnard, Irish Wolfhound, and Great Pyrenees, among others.

    Large dogs breeds

    The elevated dog bowls for large breeds dogs should stand anywhere between 15 and 20 inches off the ground.

    You should try to get the best height especially if you have a large dog. The wrong height might expose your dog to serious bloating.

    How high should a dog bowl stand be?

    Such large breed dogs include Golden retrievers, German Shepherds, Labradors, and Border Collie, among others.

    RAISED DOG FOOD BOWLS ✅ (Dos and Don’ts)

    Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and although a typical dog feeding station might be at floor height, there is a lot to be said for considering the ideal position of your dog bowls!

    Its also essential to think about smaller dogs; as a bowl which is too high will put stress on their neck and spine, and a high lip will make it challenging for a teacup breed to reach the tasty bits right at the bottom!