It’s Day 3 of 12 Days of Giveaways and it’s presented to you by Trendy Pet! We’ve featured this company before on the blog and we’re happy to have them back. Trendy Pet makes stylish feeders for both cats and dogs as well as health and wellness items and accessories. Trendy Pet sent us one of their 4-inch elevated feeders for the cats to try.
Why Choose An Elevated Feeder?
I’ve been guilty of feeding my cats on the floor. What do I mean by that? I just put their food dish down directly onto the floor. But is using a raised or elevated feeder with your cat better? Yes! Raising their food dish or using an elevated feeder allows for better posture while eating and can also aid digestion.
When a cat’s dish is on the floor, the cat must crouch down, which can crunch the cat’s stomach in. But if they’re in a sitting position, their stomach isn’t pressed in and the cat is in a more relaxed position while eating.
A sitting position also promotes better digestion for the cat. Gravity can work its magic and help the food stay down. Have you ever seen your cat scarf down their food, only to have it reappear right away? The sitting position may help reduce this.
Older cats may also benefit from an elevated feeder. Their joints can be stiffer and crouching down to eat may be uncomfortable for them.
Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, nor do I have any medical background. If your cat has trouble eating or keeping food down, you should check with your veterinarian.
Woodrow Tries the Elevated Feeder
Trendy Pet provided us with their 4-inch, 2-bowl elevated feeder to try out. Now, I’ll be honest. Getting my cats to eat is pretty easy, no matter what the dish or if it’s elevated. Which means that getting them to eat from the elevated feeder was as easy as putting food in the bowl. But just knowing that they’re more comfortable while eating from an elevated feeder makes me feel better and want to do what’s best for them.
Mama: What do you think, Woodrow?
Woodrow: I can’t hear you over my chomping.
Woodrow: Sorry, what’d ya say, Mama?
Mama: Do you like the elevated feeder?
Woodrow: Is my bowl empty?
Woodrow: There’s your answer.
Olive: Move along, Woodrow. Let me check this out.
Olive: Mama, there’s something wrong here.
Mama: What’s wrong?
Olive: This bowl is empty! Can I get some service around here? No tip for you!
About the 4-Inch Elevated Feeder
The 4-inch, 2-bowl elevated feeder is constructed out of durable BPA-free plastic and includes two 1-pint stainless steel bowls. Its size is perfect for cats or small dogs. The feeder’s features are:
- Water resistant
- Easy to clean
- Rot resistant
- Will not split or delaminate like wood
- Made in the USA
- 14.5″ wide x 6.5″ deep x 4″ tall (36.8cm x 16.5cm x 10.2cm)
The elevated feeder comes in black or white and is available for order at trendypet.com for $60.00. But right now, Trendy Pet is having a storewide sale with everything 25% off until the New Year! Trendy Pet also sells on Amazon.
About Trendy Pet
Trendy Pet is owned by a mother and daughter team – Maureen and Devin – who started the company because they wanted elevated feeders for their dogs. But their dogs were different sizes, so they went to work on creating a solution. And Trendy Pet was born! While they don’t have any cats at home, they do know the importance of elevated feeders for cats as well. And they even make a Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder that we reviewed earlier, which is quite stylish and also elevated.
Trendy Pet is allowing us to give away one 4-Inch Elevated Feeder to one lucky winner! The winner can choose either white or black. Simply enter a blog comment below and then enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents (details below).
The giveaway is open to residents who reside in the United States, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. One winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific.
Do you currently use an elevated feeder or raise your cat’s bowl off the ground?