Does elevating feeding dishes prevent canine bloat?


There appears to be much disagreement among veterinarians regarding elevated feeding dishes to prevent canine bloat. What does recent research indicate?


There are many, many opinions and theories of the cause of bloat (Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, GDV) and/or prevention of this syndrome. None have demonstrated cause and effect. I know of no scientific studies regarding the efficacy of feeding in an elevated food dish for prevention of bloat. I would not rely on this procedure of feeding to prevent the accumulation of gas in the torsed stomach, they all call bloat.