Listed here are four tips for choosing the best bowl for your dog.
How often do you clean your dog’s food or water bowl? If you are like many pet owners, you probably aren’t cleaning the bowl often enough. Studies performed by the National Institutes of Health found that a dog’s food bowl is among the most bacteria-ridden surfaces in the entire household. Many people skip cleaning the dog’s bowl because it simply slips their mind. Having a bowl made from a dishwasher-friendly material, though, can make the cleaning process easy.
Made from Non-Porous Material
Similarly, a non-porous material (i.e. stainless steel) is necessary to minimize the risk of illness. Plastic bowls, for instance, can develop scratches which provide the perfect hiding place for bacteria and germs. Additionally, dogs that are prone to chewing will be less likely to gnaw on a stainless-steel bowl than a plastic one. However, the plastic dishes are a safe option if you wash them daily and replace them as soon as you see grooves or scratches on plastic.
Mounts into a Holder
Avoid dog bowls that are freestanding, as they tend to slide across the floor or get knocked over easily. Look for a bowl that instead can be docked or mounted into a separate holder. This design also helps to contain messes, should the dog splash water over the edge of the bowl.
Has Smart Technology
The best bowl will be the one that multitasks. For instance, the Actijoy Food & Water WiFi dog bowl meets the above criteria, while also providing information such as how much food and water your dog has consumed, the freshness of the water, and changes in weather that affect how much water your dog should consume. This bowl can even provide individual data on multiple dogs in the household. When used in conjunction with the activity tracker, the smart food and water dish serves as a WiFi docking station that syncs all of the dog’s health and fitness data to the owner’s app.
Ultimately, when purchasing a bowl for your dog you should keep health, safety, and convenience in mind. The material from which the bowl is made should be easy to clean and non-porous while fitting into a holder for less mess inside the home. To get the most out of your bowl, look for one that can provide important health information.
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Please note: all dogs should be treated as individuals. The Actijoy™ blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only. In the case of emergency, always seek qualified health care from a local veterinarian or emergency facility. Actijoy™ blogs are not designed to treat, diagnose, or prescribe medication for your pet.