According to TheDailyPuppy.com, raised dog bowls are good for dogs who suffer from medical conditions, such as arthritis. A dog with arthritis may find it difficult to eat from a regular dog food bowl and may benefit from the use of a raised feeder.
Dogs with Megaesophogus can also benefit from raised dog bowls; veterinarians recommend elevated feeders such dogs because they often have difficulty swallowing. Generally, most dogs do not need elevated feeders. Although there are some benefits to using elevated feeders, they can also cause the dog to experience bloating. Elevated feeders should only be used with the permission of a veterinarian.