How to Choose Dog Food Bowls

People don't think choosing bowls is a big deal, but it is! Read on to find out how you can find the best bowls for your dog.


  1. 1
    Consider your dog's breed.Tiny Chihuahuas need small bowls with low sides, whereas long eared dog's such as Basset Hounds need bowls with high sides to keep their ears clean.
  2. 2
    Consider your dogs age. An old creaky dog might appreciate a bowl in a slightly raised area, such as a box or small table. Therefore, shallow dishes are in order so that he can reach inside.
  3. 3
    Consider your dogs activeness. If your dog is very active, you might want to have heavy bowls with rubber banding to prevent spillages.
  4. 4
    Decide on what pattern you would like it to be. Do you want a doggy pattern? A stylish pattern? One that blends into your home? Your choice!
  5. 5
    Decide whether you want separate bowls or double. You are done!


  • Make sure you wash the bowls frequently, since bacteria can build up in them!
  • If your dog has recently had surgery or is a 3 legged dog, a raised bowl will help ease pain and joint issues.
  • If you are particular about hygiene, you can get a food mat to put under the bowls.


  • Wash new bowls before feeding your dog, as many people in the shops have touched them.
  • Never buy cheap plastic with sharp edges, always make sure the edges are sloped.

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Categories: Feeding Dogs