We just got a Great Dane pup. He is growing quite quickly, and we need to keep his food and water elevated to help with digestion. Those dog bowl holders are quite expensive. So I saw a sale on shoe shelves for $3.99, and thought that was perfect since you can add levels as dog grows. I hope this helps anyone with a large dog to feed.
By Donna from Foymount, Ontario
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I have always had large dogs, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Great Pyrenees, etc. Many years ago, my husband made each pet a table that was best suited to the height of the animal.
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