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Not too sure about raised bowls for cats...
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Raised bowls are recommended for tripawds. My tripawd kitty Mona was never keen on her bowl raised. She’s now discovered she prefers to be hand fed. smiley5 She keeps me busy.

Here’s how other cats enjoy raised bowls. icon_lol

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HAHAHA!😂🤣😂🤣   Loooove this!!!!   And love that our little RockStar Kitty Mona has trained  you on how to properly feed a tripawd kitty😎

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Bhahahaha! OMG that is SO FUNNY!!!! I love it, thanks for sharing.

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That’s awesome!

I tried a raised bowl for Tri-Pug Maggie.  She looked at me like I had lost my mind and refused to approach her bowl until I put it on the floor where it belonged.

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hahahaha.. that picture is classic!!!  My Fuzz only drinks water from my Labrador’s raised bowls and he stands up on his hind legs to access.  As far as eating goes because he is a front leg amputee, he prefers to almost lay down and eat his food and since he now will mainly only eat 3-4 cans of moist food (spoiled brat) per day he gets fed off disposable paperplates… he also likes to hold them down when he licks every last morsel off with his remaining paw/leg as he is literally lounging to eat. My other cats don’t use elevated food/water bowls either.. they are weird.. they eat from their normal food bowl and again off paperplates when it  wet food time, then for water I have one who literally only drinks out of a utility sink.. when you can’t find her look there- she is sitting submerged and licking the faucet or after using the sink she is there licking the water or watching it drip for a bit.  My other cat will only drink from his designated water bowl.  On occasion I have seen them in toilets and that resulted in the lids always being down now!  Cats are weird for sure.. but depending on the actual tripawd would warrant special feeding stations.. for mine, not so much….

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