Dog Bowls & Feeders
Dog bowls – Finding the right feeding spot for your best friend
There are a few things to consider when choosing a dog bowl, such as size, material and suitability for dogs with special needs. Here you will find important information to make a well-informed purchase. At bitiba we have a wide range to get canine pulses racing.
Which dog bowl size is suitable?
You can use a typical portion size as guidance to choose the right dog bowl size. The bowl should be around four times the volume of a portion so that no chunks fall out when eating. Shape plays a role too. A dog bowl with a high rim offers better protection against spills than a model resembling a flat bowl
Plastic, ceramic or stainless steel: Which material for dog bowls?
A stainless steel bowl is a good choice if robustness and durability are required. Ceramic bowls look high-quality and in principal are also durable, but shouldn't be placed on stone floors, where they can easily be damaged by careless dog movements. Plastic dog bowls are unbreakable and often cheap to buy, but are relatively susceptible to scratches. Most plastic dog bowls as well as practically all stainless steel and ceramic bowls are dishwasher-friendly. Hence, the materials are considered to be on the same level in terms of hygiene.
Choosing a suitable dog bowl spot
Dogs are known for their pronounced sense of smell, so don't put their food bowl close to unpleasant odours, even if they are very faint. A bin or litter box next to the bowl would definitely be annoying. Also choose a calm spot, not the corner next to the door in a connecting room. Make sure too that the bowl is on a wipeable surface. Even with the best precautions, some food can always fall out. Saliva drops can also leave permanent marks on carpet. A bowl mat provides good protection.
When can a raised dog bowl be useful?
A dog bowl in a raised position can be a good choice if your dog suffers from megaoesophagus. This involves dilation of the oesophagus, which complicates transporting food to the stomach. In addition, a raised bowl is worthwhile if your dog is not able to easily lower its head like a healthy dog due to injury or joint damage.
For individualists: What special dog food bowls are there?
A food ring for puppies is a special dog food bowl with a kind of pedestal in the middle. The elevation holds food in the rim area, therefore puppies have no reason to climb into the bowl. You can feed several puppies at the same time with a food ring. A lightweight, foldable and sealable bowl is ideal for travelling. There are also models with snap hooks to attach to rucksacks. Dogs prone to bolting can benefit from an anti-bolt bowl, which is divided into several sections inside. This construction makes it difficult to consume large quantities of food quickly.