Thursday, March 8, 2012

Things that Work: Non-Spillable Dog Bowls

It's been such a long time since I've posted about anything that works.  I'm sad to say that it's not because I've been lazy.  :-/  Sometimes it seems that I could write a weekly post about stuff that doesn't work.  But today, I have something that really works.  :-)

Our dogs had been spilling their food.  A lot.  Sometimes I think it was an accident, but usually I think it was out of protest.  They would spill their food, then they wouldn't eat it because it's dirty.  This is frustrating, because they will eat alpaca (or horse or cow) manure, but not dirty kibble.  :-/

We had been using the standard-issue, stainless-steel dog bowls that we've had for years.  Until a few weeks ago.  Hubba decided they HAD to have something better at the pet supply store.

So we went over and started flipping bowls.  A clerk finally came over and asked if he could help us.  :-)

We settled on these wide-bottom stainless-steel bowls...

You can't flip them over unless you pick them up... and since dogs don't have thumbs, they can't pick them up.  ;-)

It's now been about two weeks since we've had to do our daily kibble sweep.  Hubba thinks we'll save money on dog food.  I think he might be right.  ;-)


Anna said...

Glad you found a solution, and chuckling over the dogs and their food preferences. In this house all you have to do is say something like "rats" or "uh oh" after you spill something and the dog will be there instantly to eat it for you.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

If you come up with a solution to drooly water dishes, let me know... Newman is a pretty neat eater, and doesn't leave a crumb untouched (on the floor or in the bowl), but he sort of smacks his lips after drinking, and we get drool everywhere!

Kathryn Ray said...

Oh gosh... we have the water drool issue too. Our girls just pull their completely-full-mouth out of the bowl and drip water everywhere. I have no idea what to do about that. :-/

Kathryn Ray said...

Anna - the only time our dogs seem to care about people food is when we're cooking lamb. They go nuts for lamb.