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Dog Bowls

Elevate your dog's dining with durable and stylish bowls, from brands such as Buddy & Belle, Lexi & Me and Beco crafted from non-toxic materials. With an anti-slip design to prevent messes, our range suits all dog sizes and needs, ensuring every meal is a delight. Easy to clean and versatile in selection, our bowls ensure both safety and elegance at mealtime. Treat your furry friend to the very best.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do you choose the right dog bowl for your dog?

Choosing the right dog bowl is crucial for your pet's overall health and well-being. Here's a guide to help you make the best choice:

Size & Depth: Ensure the bowl is appropriately sized for your dog. A small dog doesn't need a large bowl, whereas a large breed will need something bigger and deeper.

Material: Choices include stainless steel, ceramic, plastic, and silicone.

Stainless steel is durable, rust-proof, and doesn't hold odors.

  • Ceramic is heavy (reducing tip-over chances) but can break.
  • Plastic is lightweight and durable, but some dogs might chew on it, and it may harbor bacteria over time.
  • Silicone is foldable and great for travel.


Base Stability: Bowls with rubber or non-slip bottoms can prevent spills and tipping, especially if you have an enthusiastic eater.

Elevated or Not: Some dogs, especially larger breeds or those with health issues, may benefit from elevated bowls. They can reduce the strain on a dog's neck and aid in digestion.

Special Needs:

  • Slow-feed bowls have obstructions that force dogs to eat slower, which can prevent choking, overeating, and obesity.
  • Collapsible bowls are great for travel.

Ease of Cleaning: Consider how easy the bowl is to clean. Stainless steel and some ceramic bowls are often dishwasher-safe.

Health & Safety: Make sure the bowl is free from harmful chemicals. If you opt for plastic, look for BPA-free options.

Style & Aesthetics: While functionality should come first, you might also want a bowl that matches your home's décor or your dog's personality.

Durability: If your dog is a chewer or tends to play with their bowl, opt for a more durable material.

Remember to observe your dog's eating habits and any special needs they might have. This will guide your decision and ensure you pick a bowl that's not only functional but also beneficial for your dog's health.

 

How do you clean a dog bow?

Regularly cleaning your dog's bowl is essential to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and to ensure your pet's health. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clean a dog bowl properly:

Daily Rinsing: After every meal, empty any leftover food and give the bowl a quick rinse.

Soap and Water: At least once a day (or after every meal if possible):

  • Use hot water and a mild dish soap.
  • Scrub the bowl with a dedicated sponge or brush, ensuring you reach all corners and ridges.
  • Rinse thoroughly to ensure all soap residues are removed.

Dishwasher: Most stainless steel and some ceramic bowls are dishwasher safe. This method can be more efficient in eliminating bacteria. However, always check the manufacturer's guidelines first.

Disinfect Weekly:

  • Fill the bowl with a solution of one part bleach to ten parts water.
  • Let it soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse the bowl thoroughly with water to remove all bleach residues.
  • Alternatively, you can use white vinegar as a natural disinfectant. Allow the bowl to soak in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water for about 10 minutes, then rinse.

Clean Under the Bowl: If you're using a mat or a stand for the bowl, make sure to clean underneath regularly. This area can collect debris, food, and even mold.

Replacement: No matter how well you clean a bowl, over time it may develop scratches and grooves, especially if it's plastic. These crevices can harbor bacteria. Replace plastic bowls if they become scratched and monitor other types for wear and tear.

Water Bowls: Don't forget the water bowl! While it may not have food debris, it can still breed bacteria. Empty, rinse, and refill the water bowl daily. Give it a thorough cleaning at least once a week.

By maintaining a clean eating environment, you help ensure your pet remains healthy and free from potential illnesses caused by bacterial growth.