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Bare Bones: Food Bowls

I have a confession to make: my dog’s two bowls cost more than all of my dishes and flatware. I don’t make this statement furtively or with embarrassment; while I use mine regularly to eat (and sometimes host others), North’s bowls sit out all the time. Similar to a vase, function plus decoration equals a higher allowable price tag… and that’s reason enough.

I couldn't help doing my research – I was so excited for my puppy pick-up date that choosing supplies was the only thing that could curb my enthusiasm! In the end, I splurged on "Lil' Pup" Dog Bowls ($69.95).

There are plenty of great alternatives out there in all styles and price ranges. To check out some of the fab ones you PetMarked (without PetSugar's help, I might add!),

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I definitely agree that a pet bowl is something to splurge on, like you said, it's almost a piece of decor. And I don't think $70 is too ridiculous a price. (It's certainly a high price, but not too high.)
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I just have the ceramic ones that were at Target - they are cute and have little blue paws on them
rkelber rkelber 9 years
Just wanted to add to what beatrix beaumont said - All pet advocates, trainers and vets say to only use stainless steel or ceramic food & water bowls. These are the safest in keeping your pets healthy - and happy ;-)
beatrix-beaumont beatrix-beaumont 9 years
i don't want to sound like a know-it-all when i say this, but i just wanted to share: every veterinarian i've been to, as well as various doggy sites, claim the best type of food and water bowls to use on your dog (and probably your cat, but i'm not sure) are stainless steel. these help prevent the growth and spread of bacteria, including the all too dangerous staph infection which will spread from dog to dog via one or two gulps from the same bowl. just a reminder to all my fellow pet lovers..and i see stainless can be stylish too! definitely my first choice :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
The puppy pan is cute!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I am the same way with Cuba's bowls. I buy vintage Feistaware that matches my dishes. I want it to look right!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
When I was waiting for my cat, I had to bide my time by researching the best of absolutely everything feline-related. For three three months. I bought a water fountain for continuous fresh water, and bowls that were easy to replace (and wash later) 3-4x a day when they eat wet food, were the recommended inches off the ground to aid in digestion, were made of safe materials, and were aesthetically pleasing.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mine are black witha touch of white and match my dishes exact haha!
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