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Until I buy new raised bowls for Lola I have placed her current ones on top of a plastic bin. But I realized they must have been too high bc she started getting choked up immediately after drinking water. So, I put them on a shorter bin for now. Does anyone know how to measure Lola to get just the right height for the raised dishes - not too high or low? I'm thinking of making them myself. Thanks!

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Hi!

I'm not sure there's a right answer to that one. I just looked through my phone to see if I had a picture of ours but I don't, sorry. Ours are half-way up to his muzzle, I suppose, when he's relaxed. So basically he doesn't have to "bend down" nor does he "look up". His neck is pretty much horizontal when he eats or drinks. I didn't measure that, though because I actually had the raised bowls before. It just kind of worked out. Maybe you could just try putting the bowls on different boxes with different heights first?

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I just picked up one at petsmart and have to say they are convenient.  I didn't measure anything, just picked a size that seemed right that came up high enough  so she wouldn't have to reach for the ground (not that she isn't happy to do so with fetch right now), and wouldn't have to reach for.  

It probably wouldn't be hard to do it yourself but I liked the convenience of already having it all put together with non slide pads on bottom and the setup on top so bowls can't move if she gets enthusiastic.  But again if even slightly handy and with enough time am sure you could rig something, would guess main task is so they don't have to go nose to ground and don't have to worry about anything sliding around.

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Great question! Here's a good illustration from a blog post about making raised feeders:

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whoa great find on this graphic, it has always been hard calculating...I have never really been "happy" with the height it's at right now for Stanley, so I will be sure to adjust with this one here. thanks!!

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That's a great diagram. Someone donated a bowl and it's actually a couple of inches short, but I think it will be okay for her. It's very nice and definitely helps to be elevated higher than her old ones. Thanks for everyone's reply.

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