Wobblers desease

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  1. travis_doggies

    travis_doggies New Member

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    Do anyone of you who have large dogs feed your dogs off a raised platform, or should I say place the bowls of a raised platform?

    We have never done this, and touch wood, none of our dogs got wobblers. If you do, what platform do you use, could you please post pics of it. Out of curiosity, did any of your dogs get wobblers and if so, at what age and breed?

    Many thanks
     
  2. stevinski

    stevinski Int CH - $uperBitch

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    i know u can get raised feed bowls,

    i've also heard different things about this, about bloat, etc, some people say it helps, some people say the opposite
     
  3. Red_ACD_for_me

    Red_ACD_for_me Ruled by a RED boy!

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    Hi,
    On another forum I am on a member has an almost 3 year old Doberman Pincher who was just diagnosed with this disease :( I guess there are different levels of it and can be treated depending on the severity. I have never had a dog with it and honestly never heard of it until recent. How old is your dog and what kind of breed? I guess it is more common in the dobes and larger breeds, great danes etc. Good luck to you!
     
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    oc_spirit Snow Girl

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    Never had a problem with it with any of the dogs I''ve worked with and none were fed off a raised platform. Well some of the behavioural clients could''ve been...
     
  5. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    I feed my Doberman on the floor, not raised, as there is some evidence to suggest that bloat is more prevelent in dogs who eat their food from raised bowls. And Dobermans are prone to bloat. Wobblers is genetic and not caused by the position of the food bowl. If my dog did have that, I would probably do whatever made him more comfortable, perhaps slightly raised.
     
  6. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    I thought it was the other way around? :confused:

    Buddy has a raised feeder... now, I'm worried.
     
  7. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    Here, check out this site. I feed my Doberman two meals and even those, he doesn't often eat all at once. I don't make him wait all day if he doesn't want to eat first thing in the morning like the other dogs. I let him tell me when he's hungry so he won't gulp too fast....which he hardly ever does anyhow. You know what I mean....those people who say that if the dog won't eat when you give it to him, give him 10 minutes and put it away all the way till dinner time. Well, Lyric will often signal to me that he's hungry. I don't believe in all this nonsense about a dog becoming dominant if I do anything he wants. LOL. So, he signals. I answer and give him his food. He is the sweetest, most compliant and sensative dog. There's no reason to make him wait all day if he gets hungry mid way through. So, in other words, smaller meals a few times a day, prevent the dog from being famished so he won't gulp it.

    anyhow....here's an informative site:

    http://www.briardsbriards.com/bloat.htm
     
  8. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    do you have any other sources about the raised food bowl? i'd be intersted in reading those. :)
     
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    Doberluv Active Member

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    You can do a search on Google. Just type in something like that...raised food bowls for dogs. Or bloat in dogs and raised food bowls.
     

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