You always want to provide the best for your dog. Whether it’s the healthiest dog food or the comfiest bed, you want your dog to feel loved. But what about their food bowls? If you’re like most dog owners, then the food and water bowl just sit on the floor. Have you ever thought about a bowl holder for your dog? Why not give, or even make, something that other dogs don’t have?
Look around antique stores or flea markets for old wine boxes. Or you can check with wineries to see if they can provide you with a box.
Measure the dog bowls and cut two holes into the bottom of the box. You will want to make sure that there is a small lip for the bowls to rest on so that they don’t fall completely through the hole.
Since the bottom of the box is open, you can just pop the bowls out when you need to wash them. You can add personal touches to the box by adding your dog’s name to it. Your dog will love his new bowl holder, as it can provide some benefits for him.
If your dog has floppy ears, like a spaniel, elevated dog bowls can help prevent ear infections. Floppy ears are prone to picking up bacteria and causing infections, and with an elevated food bowl, the ears are kept out of the way since their head doesn’t have to bow so low.
You may also come across wine boxes that are small enough for just one bowl. You can create two separate holders out of them. Or if you have more than one dog, this might be the ideal situation to keep their food bowls away from each other.
Or you may prefer to just buy the bowl holder already made. You can purchase a holder ideal to your dog’s height at http://www.whineranddiner.com.