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The Best Dog Drinking Water Bowl, Petco, Drinkwell, Durapet, Dog It Water Fountain.

Updated on November 3, 2011

Drinking Water Bowl For Your Dog

When you see your dog drinking dirty water from the pond you could be fooled into thinking they are not fussy about what water they drink. This is not really the case, your dog actually does care were his water comes from and can be quite awkward when it comes to his drinking bowl.

To illustrate the point I have two dogs and therefore two water bowls, surprisingly they will only drink out of one bowl even though they are identical, as a test I swapped the positions of the bowls; they followed the bowl and left the one they didn't drink out of originally.

After some investigation I found out that dogs like water not just because they are thirsty but depending on where they are drinking it from they can taste certain nutrients that they crave, this makes them seem like fussy drinkers.

In this article we will review a range of dog water bowls and water dispensers; hopefully you can find one your dog loves.

Before we move on why not make a note and later on take a look at my article:

The Best Dog Food Bowls and Raised Feeders


Plastic Drinking Bowls for Dogs

You may be thinking a water bowl is a water bowl, well if you are think again. Did you know any kind of bowl can harbour toxins and germs, did you know your dog can ingest these from unsuitable water bowls.

Starting with reasonably priced plastic dog bowls we can see there is a wide range on the market:

  • simple plastic dog bowl
  • sturdy plastic non toxin
  • rubberised bottom
  • non slip
  • controlled water release
  • stop fast drinkers
  • non spill dog bowls
  • fountain or slow release
  • non rust
  • lightweight
  • dishwasher safe

As you can see there is more to a dog water bowl than first meets the eye.

Metal Drinking Bowls for Dogs

There are many benefits to using a metal dog drinking bowl, not least that they are very hygienic.

Puppies have a habit of chewing things and even the most dtermined little monster will have difficuly with a metal bowl.

  • Durable
  • Hygienic
  • Outdoor use
  • Can attach to cage
  • Flow control available
  • Auto water models available
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Non slip
  • Non rust
  • Variety of sizes
  • Ideal for travel bowl
  • Use when camping

A great choice for any dog.

Ceramic Drinking Bowls for Dogs

Ceramic dog bowls come in many sizes and designs, be aware that a cheap and nasty bowl will easily break and could hurt your dog.

Here is a selection of quality ceramic dog bowls that will last for a long time and match any décor.

  • Strong build
  • Stain proof
  • Rust proof
  • Individual design
  • Personalised gift
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Scratch proof
  • Non slip

When you choose a ceramic dog water bowl you have more choice over design, some will want to match their décor others will want the dogs name on it.

Whatever your reason there will be a ceramic dog water bowl for you.

I would advise not using a ceramic bowl with young puppies as they do tend to stand in them which can be dangerous.

Travel Water Bowls for Dogs

Dog travel bowls are an indispensable piece of kit, whether out on a walk or on a week long trek you should always make sure you have a water bowl or water dispenser for your dog to drink out of.

  • Hygienic
  • Easy storage
  • Collapsible
  • Lightweight
  • Non spill
  • Easy carry
  • Prevents drinking dirty water

Never get caught out again, your dog depends on you for a clean supply of water.

Invest in a travel water bowl and save on vet's fees.


 And we have reached the end of our look at dog drinking bowls, I hope you had as much fun as I did.

If you found this article useful please vote it up and share it with fellow dog lovers. You may also find some of my other dog related articles interesting; I have put links to them below, thank you for reading.


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    • Aiden Roberts profile image

      Aiden Roberts 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great comment about travel drinking water bowls for your dog, thanks.

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      Beagles Problems  6 years ago

      Wow!it is important to have these travel bowls for your dog. this way you are guaranteed of maximum hygiene.