Dog Food & Water Bowls
We sell a wide range of dog bowls online. We have all kinds of bowls for dogs including plastic, stainless steel, ceramic, designer, ant free, water dishes, food, travelling and bowls that slow down your dog's eating. As all dogs are different, they will require different types of bowls. Like most things, there is no one size fits all solution, luckily we have all kinds of dog bowls here, so you can find the right fit for you and your dog. Your dog will need one bowl for water and one bowl for food.
Dog Water Bowl Buyer's Guide
- Does your dog knock over his bowl? If they do, you might need a heavier bowl or one that takes up more surface area on the ground, which will make it harder for them to spill or tip over. Ceramic bowls and deep stainless steel bowls that hold a large amount of water are good for this.
- How much water does your dog consume? If you have a larger breed dog, you will need a bigger bowl, as they will drink much more water than medium and small breed dogs.
- Stainless steel bowls are the best option for water, as they do not rust.
Dog Food Bowl Buyer's Guide
- How big are the food portions that your dog eats? Larger dogs will need bigger bowls than smaller dogs. This seems pretty obvious, but dogs can be pretty messy, and keeping all their food in the bowl while eating maybe a harder task for them then you may imagine. Getting a slightly larger bowl than you think they need is usually the best idea.
- Are there ants in the area you feed for dog? If your dog eats outside and doesn't eat all his/her food at once, ants will tend to climb into the bowl and help themselves. Ant free dog bowls will stop this from happening. There is also a product called the Ant Proof Plate, which you place any bowl on top of and will stop ants getting to it.
- Does your dog eat his food too quickly? If you find your dog is scoffing his food down at a rate that is far too fast, then you may want to use a dog bowl that will slow down their eating. These bowls have bumps in them where the dog will have to eat around, therefor making it harder to scoff all the food down in one gulp!
- Does your dog tip or spill his bowl when eating? If your dog does this, you will need a heavier dog bowl, like a ceramic or larger stainless steel bowl. The Anti Skid bowls also help with this, as they will make it harder for the dog to move the bowl or pick it up.
Dog Bowl FAQ's
What are different types of dog bowls?
There are several types of dog bowls available, including stainless steel bowls, ceramic bowls, plastic bowls, ant proof, slow feeders and automatic feeders.
What size dog bowl should I get for my dog?
The bowl should be large enough to hold the amount of food your dog eats in one meal without overflowing. A good guide is to get a bowl that is at least 1.5 to 2 times the size of your dog's food portion.
What are the benefits of a stainless steel dog bowl?
Stainless steel dog bowls are a popular choice among pet owners because they are durable, easy to clean, and don't retain odours or stains. They are also less likely to harbour bacteria than plastic bowls, making them a hygienic option for your dog's feeding.
Can I put my dog's bowl in the dishwasher?
Stainless steel and ceramic bowls are generally safe to clean in the dishwasher, but plastic bowls may warp or become discoloured if placed in the dishwasher.
How often should I clean my dog's bowl?
You should clean your dog's bowl after each use to prevent the growth of bacteria and keep your dog healthy. It's a good idea to wash the bowl with hot, soapy water and rinse it thoroughly.
Can I use the same dog bowl for food and water?
While it is possible to use the same bowl for both food and water, we do not recommend this. This is because the bowl can become contaminated with food particles, which can then contaminate the water and make your dog sick. It is best to use separate bowls for food and water, and to clean them regularly to prevent bacterial growth.
Should I elevate my dog bowl?
Elevated dog bowls can be beneficial for certain dogs, particularly those with arthritis or other joint issues. By elevating the bowl, you can reduce the strain on your dog's neck and make it easier for them to eat and drink. Elevating a dog bowl is a method also used to slow dogs down from eating too quickly.
How often should I change my dog's water?
You should change your dog's water at least once a day, or more often if the water becomes dirty or contaminated. This is especially important during hot weather when water can quickly become warm, stagnant or evaporate. Fresh water should be provided at all times to prevent dehydration and promote good health.
Can I use tap water in my dog's bowl?
In Australia, tap water is safe to use in your dog's bowl. If you're in an area where tap water is not safe for human consumption, please use filtered water in your dog's bowl.
Should I use an automatic water dispenser for my dog?
Automatic water dispensers can be a convenient way to ensure that your dog always has access to fresh water. However, they do require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent bacterial growth and keep the water clean.
How do I prevent my dog's water bowl from tipping over?
To prevent your dog's water bowl from tipping over, you can choose a heavier ceramic bowl or use a non-slip bowl.
Please note: The information on this webpage about dog bowls is relevant to the Australian pet market.
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