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I wash Wally and Toby's food and water bowl every other day and give them fresh water. Yesterday as I was washing them out, I sniffed the inside of a cleaned bowl; the stench that came from the bowl was enough to make me gag!

I have been using these cute little ceramic bowls that I got from Target. I know that ceramic isn't the best choice, but I thought by washing them so frequently I was reducing the chance of odor and bacteria--I guess not. I ended up soaking the bowls in a bleach and water solution and this weekend I am going to buy some stainless ones. Does anyone know where I can get some cute stainless steel bowls? I love the bowls that I have now because they are beige with blue paw prints and match my kitchen. I hate the look of the stainless steel--it looks so surgical.
 

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Originally posted by Nichole@Sep 1 2005, 01:55 PM
I wash Wally and Toby's food and water bowl every other day and give them fresh water.  Yesterday as I was washing them out, I sniffed the inside of a cleaned bowl; the stench that came from the bowl was enough to make me gag! 

I have been using these cute little ceramic bowls that I got from Target.  I know that ceramic isn't the best choice, but I thought by washing them so frequently I was reducing the chance of odor and bacteria--I guess not.  I ended up soaking the bowls in a bleach and water solution and this weekend I am going to buy some stainless ones.  Does anyone know where I can get some cute stainless steel bowls?  I love the bowls that I have now because they are beige with blue paw prints and match my kitchen.  I hate the look of the stainless steel--it looks so surgical. 

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I use stainless bowls for Sassy but if you really like the ones that match your kitchen why not consider using a stainless bowl inside the ceramic....like a liner. That might work. :D
 

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I just got 2 of these bowls from KV Vet and love them. In fact I'm going to get more the next time I order from them. Since I'm doing home cooked meals I need to wash the bowls after every meal. I love these ones because they are heavy duty and have the rubber around the buttom but you don't have to remove it when you wash the bowl.


They are $4.79 for the 20oz. on KV Vet. I've seen them at PetSmart and they were more.
 

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I used to use the stainless steel ones from Petsmart. Although not all that cute, they worked well for us.

I have a small question. How often do you all change water/wash the water bowl? I do it once a day on most days but sometimes I forget and skip a day. Is that bad?
 

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Originally posted by okw@Sep 1 2005, 01:37 PM
I have a small question.  How often do you all change water/wash the water bowl?  I do it once a day on most days but sometimes  I forget and skip a day.  Is that bad?
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I wash the bowls every other day. I know you are supposed to do it every day, but I usually forget. So they get fresh water every two days. I haven't noticed any major problems with Wally or Toby as far as bad breath or anything.
 

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I change the water bowl several times a day, before breakfast and again before dinner. Spoiled Miss Lady will actually bark at it if it's not fresh or heaven help us, has a little piece of something in it!

I wash it every couple of days.
 

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I change and clean Bella's bowls everyday, but that's mostly because Bella loves cold water, and she seems so happy when i put cold water down for her.
Yeah, some dog bowls just aren't pretty, I've been thinking of some glass bowls from www.josherwooddesign.com
They're really pretty, but I don't know if they would be as easy to keep clean as stainless.
 

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Hope this pic works, my problem with bowls was only that anything too lightweight would be dumped out by Wally and the bowl chewed. I fixed the problem by putting a tub of water outdoors (I use ceramic indoors) soooooo....here is my new problem!
 

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Originally posted by Baxter and Wally's Mom@Sep 1 2005, 02:27 PM

Hope this pic works, my problem with bowls was only that anything too lightweight would be dumped out by Wally and the bowl chewed. I fixed the problem by putting a tub of water outdoors (I use ceramic indoors) soooooo....here is my new problem!
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HAHAHAHHAHAHA
That is too cute!!!
 

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I received a small crystal dish as a gift. It's a small dish with a pedestal that is tall but not too tall for a Maltese. So I thought to try it out for food. I scrub it after 2 meals with just a paper napkin under hot water and it's clean.

Here's what it looks like, but this is not the EXACT unit:



For water, I bought the water fountain thing and it's GREAT. I give distilled water and there is no problem with staining.

 

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Originally posted by Baxter and Wally's Mom@Sep 1 2005, 03:27 PM

Hope this pic works, my problem with bowls was only that anything too lightweight would be dumped out by Wally and the bowl chewed. I fixed the problem by putting a tub of water outdoors (I use ceramic indoors) soooooo....here is my new problem!
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Oh my goodness... that is one of those once in a blue moon shots that is just too precious for words. The look on his face and his eyes closed like he is in total heaven. I LOVE that photo!!
 

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Originally posted by dooly+Sep 1 2005, 02:28 PM-->
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@Sep 1 2005, 02:27 PM

Hope this pic works, my problem with bowls was only that anything too lightweight would be dumped out by Wally and the bowl chewed. I fixed the problem by putting a tub of water outdoors (I use ceramic indoors) soooooo....here is my new problem!
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HAHAHAHHAHAHA
That is too cute!!!
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If that's not a picture of utter contentment, then I don't know what is!
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom+Sep 1 2005, 02:46 PM-->
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I change food bowls every meal.  Water bowl I change every few days.
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Kristi, you don't mean you leave the same water in there for several days do you ??
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Most of the time the water doesn't make it more then a day. I refill it as need be. Every couple of days I put a new bowl out and wash the old bowl.
 

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...except maybe the one where he is laying down in the water...
 
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