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Selecting the Best Dog Bowls or Dishes

Updated on March 23, 2019

Other dog owners might take this thing for granted. They might think that all dog bowls or dishes are all the same and that no matter what they choose for their dog is just fine. But this can prove to be a big mistake for a dog owner. This thinking can ruin the appetite of your dog especially if the dog dishes that you choose end up to be not attractive for the dog. Also, this can mess up the eating routine of your dog.

Here are some of the crucial tips that you should consider when choosing dog bowls for your dogs.

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Size of the Dog Bowls Or Dishes

If your dog is of a small breed, then you should purchase a small dog dig. If you have a big dog, then buy a bigger one. This knowledge is essential to avoid problems such as spilling of dog food. You do not want your dog to be stressed because it cannot eat well because its dog bowl or dish is too big. Also, you would not want your dog would spill its food because the dog dish you purchase is too small for it. The critical thing to consider in her is the amount of the dog food your dog would eat in a meal. Considering this factor will also save you from problems such as repeatedly putting back the excess dog food back to its container or picking and cleaning the spilt dog food.

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Material Used for the Dog Plates

There are many materials used to create dog bowls. There are those made from ceramics, from plastics or stainless steels. Now, the question is which material would best suit your dog’s needs? These three materials are beneficial in making dog dishes. But there are some considerations to be taken when purchasing these sorts of things. Among these three materials, it is evident that stainless steel can last the longest. It cannot be scratched like plastics nor break like ceramics. Even if your dog loves to play with its dish before or after eating, you will not have to worry that it will be damaged if you have one made of stainless steel. Therefore, for a more practical reason, it will be advisable to use those stainless steel dog dish or bowl. However, those made of plastics can also be good ones for your small dogs. Those made of ceramics tend to be easily damaged if there's a substantial impact is to them.

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Cost of the Dog Dishes

Of course, many of us would not want to spend much money only to buy a dog dish. Why would we? Unless we are devoted to taking care of our dogs and spoiling them to things they want and need, why would we? It is because of this mentality that many dog owners settle for cheaper dog dishes when they buy one for their dog. But what they don’t know is that you might end up spending more because of this way of thinking. For example, your cheaper dog dish was easily damaged or broken by your dog, and eventually, you will need to buy a replacement. Then after some time, the dog ruined your replacement dog dish (considering it is cheap, so probably it will not last long). So by this, you end up spending more. The key is to buy a dog dish that can last long. A significant but one-time purchase is better than a repeated purchase of a cheaper product.

Always Have a Spare

You do not want to make your dog skip meals for the reason that it has a broken dog dish. It is then imperative for you to have a spare dog dish. If possible, have a spare that is the same as the original one so that the dog will not have to adjust into eating with a new dog dish. If possible, avoid feeding your dog using broken or damaged or dirty dog dishes. This situation could ruin the eating routine of your dog especially if it applied to eat with its favourite dog dish.

These are also simple considerations when selecting your dog dishes. But always remember that even the smallest things can cause the most significant problems. Your dog’s meal can be an essential factor for your dog’s appetite. Don’t just buy a dog bowl or dish right away, but think of these considerations first. This action will help you make a good choice not only for your dog but for you as well.

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    • honeyreyes profile imageAUTHOR

      Miel Reyes 

      2 years ago from Philippines

      @Tommi Grace, I don't know yet about large dogs, I'll research about it. I apologize I couldn't help you with your question yet. But I will research on it. Our dogs at home are small :-)

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      Tommi Grace 

      2 years ago from Woodward

      My silly dog likes to tip her plastic bowl over and eat from the floor. I know the bowl isn't too big, she is a 41 pound Am Staff. I know it isn't too small either. She just likes to tip it over. After she eats, she likes to chew on the bowl too. She has two bowls one for the kitchen and one for the bedroom. The one in the bedroom is stainless and she doesn't chew on that one. She doesn't tip it over either. But they are both the same size. Maybe she just doesn't like the plastic one. I am thinking about adopting a Great Dane and heard there are many feeding rules to follow in order to keep them from getting bloat. I heard the bowl needs to be kept higher than the ground for such a large dog. Is this true?

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