Elevated feeders are great choices for joint problems or digestive disorders. The higher position puts less strain on your dog's neck as he eats and makes swallowing easier. And because it's easier to reach the water dish, dogs tend to splash and drip less water on the floor. This design is ideal for large breeds, but there are also shorter versions, so little dogs can get the same benefits. And as a bonus, elevated feeders are easier for owners to reach when picking up or filling the food dishes, and are great for anyone with back problems.