Skip Nav
Animal Videos
Wait Till You See How This Dog Reacts When She's Finally Reunited With Her Puppies
Cute Animals
22 Reasons to Adopt a New Puppy — in GIFs!
Cute Animals
Watch This Monkey Snuggle a Pile of Newborn Puppies

How Often Should You Clean a Pet's Food Dish?

Are You Cleaning Your Pet's Food Dish Often Enough?

Do you clean your pet's food dishes every day? If you don't already, you should, according to Halo Pets. Think about it: your pet spends a good amount of time licking various parts of their bodies, including their butts and their feet. Those two areas right there harbor a lot of bacteria that is then transferred to their mouths and into their dishes while they eat and drink. We suggest washing food and water dishes and food scoops with warm, soapy water at least once a day.

A few other tips for keeping everything as clean as possible include washing your own hands before and after handling food and food bowls and storing food properly (open canned food should be kept in the refrigerator with a lid for no more than three days, and dry food should be kept in an airtight container).

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
What to Do in the UK in a Week
Cate Blanchett's Skin Care Advice
Dad Watches His Girl With Autism Make Her First Friend
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Color
Homemade Drain Cleaner
What Are Women Most Attracted To?
Photos of Goldie Hawn Laughing

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds