Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Marco
Dachshund food and water bowls can come in all shapes and sizes. So, to narrow your choices down a bit, what are the 15 best food bowls for dachshunds? And is this just a matter of quality or are some designers better than others? For example, are raised food bowls for dachshunds really good for their backs? Are slow feeders that good for managing a dachshund’s weight? How about some bowls for miniature dachshunds? Let’s go over all of those below.
5 Best-raised Food Bowls For Dachshunds
Raised food bowls are often recommended for dachshunds because of their occasional back or neck problems. And they do seem to help with that. They are often recommended for dogs with breathing difficulties but that rarely applies to Doxies. So, if you’ve been recommended such a bowl, here are some suggestions that may strike your fancy:
Tall, effective, and gorgeous, this designer food bowl diner stand is a great addition to your (dog’s) kitchen.
The Feoyoho acrylic stand comes with glass and stainless steel bowls – for whatever is your preference.
The Vantic dog bowl stand isn’t just elevated but also allows you to angle the stainless steel bowls for easier feeding.
Elevated, with walls from three sides to keep the mess down, and promoting slower feeding, this Neater feeder has everything.
Another Neater design, this dog food bowl has adjustable height and also helps prevent your dog from eating too fast.
5 Best Slow Feeder Food Bowls For Dachshunds
Dachshunds are one of those breeds that put on weight quite easily. This isn’t just because of the limited exercise they often get but also because of their unending appetites. So, to deal with this, you may want to consider food bowls for dachshunds that are designed to slow down their feeding speed. Here are 5 suggestions:
This maze/puzzle slow feeder from Fieting is made from food-safe rubber and has a non-slip base and surface.
Standard but excellently made and effective, this Neater slow feeder is 2.75 inches tall and works swimmingly with dachshunds.
This pack of two slow feeders by Upsky is great for mini and standard dachshunds alike.
With a design that’s both pretty and effective, the Slo bowl is very affordable and comes in several different sizes too.
For a great ceramic option, check out the Le Tauci maze bowl.
5 Best Dog Bowls For Miniature Dachshunds
An adult miniature dachshund should be able to comfortably eat from any dog food bowl that’s too elevated. This should include all food bowls for the toy, mini, and small dog breeds, as well as most bowls for medium breeds. A miniature dachshund’s chin is usually around 4 or 5 inches (~10 cm) height off the floor which should be enough for comfortable dining from most food bowls.
However, the radius of the bowl ought to be considered as well – if a bowl is both wide and a few inches tall, a Mini Doxie may have some trouble eating from it without having to literally jump inside. Plus, a large breed’s food bowl can just be too tall for a miniature dachshund, especially if it’s not all grown up yet. So, here are 5 suggestions for food bowls for dachshunds of the mini variety:
This puzzle bowl is made from BPA food-safe plastic and has a great design for slower eating.
2 inches tall and 8 inches in diameter, the Peggy stainless steel bowls are ideal for small and toy breeds.
Savori offers something both practical and flashy with their pink bling stainless steel bowl set.
This double feeder for small pets has a nice silicone mat to keep the mess away from your floor.
Lastly, the Canple comes with a strong suction and waterproof mat and two nice stainless steel bowls.
Can’t You Just Use A Normal Food Bowl Or A Plate?
You can, of course. In fact, people often recommend standard dish plates for cats as they don’t bother their whiskers while eating. For dogs, however, a bowl is generally better as they can be messy when they eat.
Can a regular human bowl work? Sure, if it’s hygienic. One problem you can encounter with human food bowls is that the lack of a rubber base means your dog is going to drag it too much across the floor and even regularly turn it over out of enthusiasm. Pet food bowls almost always have thick rubber bases to prevent just that.
Should Dachshunds have raised bowls?
Raised bowls are a continuous debate in the pet owner community. On the one hand, they are viewed as very helpful for dogs with conditions like asthma and other breathing problems, as well as back and neck problems such as arthritis, IVDD, tenseness in the neck, megaesophagus, and others.
At the same time, however, some claim that raised bowls actually increase the risk of Bloating or Gastric Dilatation Volvulus – something raised bowls used to be prescribed against. The evidence here is spotty, however, so the debate is still up in the air. Overall, we’d recommend to just talk with your vet about them or not bother with them unless there is a problem to deal with.
Should dogs eat off the floor?
Eating off the floor, as in eating food you’ve dropped while dining, is generally ill-advised for most dogs. There are numerous reasons for that but the main two are that human food is often unhealthy or outright toxic for dogs and that it’s just a bad habit that’d lead to lots of begging for food.