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Tania
28th June 2010, 01:39 PM
I have looked at previous threads and seen some of the beautiful ceramic bowls for the Cavaliers. Ceramic doesn't seem to work in our house, Graham has this habit of dropping them :eek: Now we are raw feeding, I purchased some normal stainless steel bowls, these are not really working as the food is still getting in their ears.
I have found various sites, one is a Spaniel Bowl specifically made to keep ears out but I feel they are too large http://www.shopwiki.co.uk/Spaniel-Bowl-%3A-Dog-Dishes

Plus I would like to raise the food dishes for Molly and Dougall and have found these sites. Does anybody have any experience of raised dishes and the holders as their is a large choice of different materials available. At the moment we just raise their dishes by standing them on something.

I would like something a bit more attractive but practical. (I don't mean a new Graham :D) :)

http://www.troughsofbowlland.co.uk/page2.htm

http://www.nicecatstuff.co.uk/buy/cat-bowls.html

http://www.dfordog.co.uk/acatalog/dog_bowls_raised_feeders.html

Nicki
28th June 2010, 07:49 PM
Not very decorative but I use the Ferplast party 14, 0.5 litre Spaniel bowls - they have a non slip ring underneath too.

They hold the Classic stainless steel dishes, 5" size - which are perfect for Cavaliers.

Margaret C on the board suggested it to me - thank you Margaret - works brilliantly :D


http://www.k9capers.com/shop/proddetail.asp?prod=12382 also on e-bay

Tania
28th June 2010, 09:38 PM
Thanks Nicki :)

Dublin
28th June 2010, 11:00 PM
Ive only ever used raised feeders for large dogs - we use them a lot at work for both water & food for anything labrador size & bigger (or really greedy dogs!!:lpy:).

I too feed raw & I have stainless steel bowls, very much like the spaniel bowls but not as tall & they have a rubber non slip edging - I also use a snood for Sparky as he gets everything in his ears! Lucy has much shorter ears so we havent had to resort to the snood for her yet.

Tania
29th June 2010, 11:58 AM
I also use a snood for Sparky as he gets everything in his ears! Lucy has much shorter ears so we havent had to resort to the snood for her yet.

Thanks, I feel I cannot use a snood for either dogs as I am trying to avoid anythng touching their necks. I will probably have to trim their ears so they are a bit shorter. I had a sprinkler going in a flower bed last night, Dougall thought it would be a good idea to roll in the damp mud :eek:, so thinking about it the problem is more than just food getting in their ears.

Nicki
29th June 2010, 01:31 PM
No I have never used snoods on dogs with SM - too much pressure.

The hair scrunchies for humans are quite good though - you can gently pull their ears behind their heads and fasten them together there - keeps the ears out of the food but doesn't seem to cause them problems as long as you don't do them too tight.


The main problem we have is that the wee darlings like to run off with the scrunchies when they've finished :rotfl:

Janice
1st July 2010, 11:01 PM
That website called troughs of bowl land make me laugh!

i assume you all now there is an area in england called the Trough of Bowland. ha ha

anniemac
3rd July 2010, 09:39 PM
Tania,

http://www.spanielbowls.com/

I am not sure if they have something like this in the UK but for those of us in the states.

Ella has raised dog bowls for her SM and this is nice because you can put the food underneath.

http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Goods-Dynasty-Feeding-Station/dp/B000ETULZQ?&camp=212361&creative=383957&linkCode=waf&tag=coinholdersto-20

Tania
3rd July 2010, 11:00 PM
Tania,

http://www.spanielbowls.com/

I am not sure if they have something like this in the UK but for those of us in the states.

Ella has raised dog bowls for her SM and this is nice because you can put the food underneath.

http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Goods-Dynasty-Feeding-Station/dp/B000ETULZQ?&camp=212361&creative=383957&linkCode=waf&tag=coinholdersto-20

Hi, thankyou for taking the time to post these. We do have something a little
similar to these.

kind regards

Nicki
4th July 2010, 12:16 PM
this is nice because you can put the food underneath.

http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Goods-Dynasty-Feeding-Station/dp/B000ETULZQ?&camp=212361&creative=383957&linkCode=waf&tag=coinholdersto-20


Hmmm good idea but I have one who would assume it is a food dispensing toy and manage to get the food out :eek::D

Tania
25th July 2010, 06:27 PM
I have just found these at Pet Planet and have ordered them. They are small enough so their ears won't get mucky and it seems quite simple. This item is showing out of stock but I have also found them on ebay for 6.99 if anyone needs them.

http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product.asp?dept_id=158&pf_id=53909

Tania
22nd August 2010, 07:43 PM
I have tried these bowls, they are fantastic for keeping ears clean. They are not as raised as I hope for, also the bowl being stainless steel is perfect for raw feeding. The stainless steel bowl itself is very shallow 2inches.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4916824242_7bafdf4f77.jpg



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4916776832_bf30560874.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4916768884_207f974f3f.jpg

mrsdolittle
6th January 2011, 12:13 AM
off to order one for bella now :roll:

Nicki
6th January 2011, 10:50 AM
Sorry Tania I missed this before - they look really good actually, more attractive than the Ferplast ones [although they have been very practical and lasted ages, even though they are very attractively decorated now with tooth marks, I can't imagine who that was :sl*p:]


Hmmm something to go on the wish list...

The Ferplast ones are too tall for the girls. Although I'm lucky so far with these 3, I prefer them to have raised feeders.


Of course these are also in wonderful colours!!!

I found them on E-bay now for 5.75 plus 1.99 postage [UK] - they are 5.78 on http://www.netpetshop.co.uk/p-31835-dogit-dog-bowl-elevated-feeding-dish.aspx with shipping at cost, but it's hard to calculate the shipping as they don't show the weight of the item :(

Tania
7th January 2011, 01:00 PM
I have gone through a lot of the posts on CT and have selected quite a range of links people have suggested for raised bowls, I hope to have these all in one place on the Cavalier Matters website shortly.

Nicki
7th January 2011, 01:06 PM
That's a great idea Tania thank you.

tupup
2nd February 2011, 10:45 PM
Hi Tania i missed this one when it was current but still felt i had to jump in to say ruby has a raised stand with steel bowls in from the troughs of bowl land site, the lovely lady made it to her exact measurements. Its lovely,& was sturdy enough to withstand jelly chewing at its corner when she was tiny,with very little damage! Can't praise it enough

Nicki
2nd February 2011, 11:30 PM
These look really lovely !!

http://www.troughsofbowlland.co.uk/

Jasper and Holly
3rd February 2011, 03:14 AM
I used to use the ferplast too until Holly's nose started to lose it's nice black shiny wet look and went all dull looking. After some enquiries I was told it was called snow nose and could be the cause of feeding from plastic bowls. So I got rid of my plastic bowls and now use ceramic. I feed raw too and use a foam mat which they eat their bones off and I can just hose the mats clean afterwards. It works well for me.