Dress up dinnertime
From bone-shaped ceramic dog bowls with dividers to deluxe crystal and quartz dog dishes to naturally-cooling earthenware to hand-painted designer dog bowls—you want it, we got it.
Choosing a dog dish for your pup seems like a simple task at first, but there are many factors to consider when it comes to selecting the dog bowl perfectly suited to your canine’s unique needs. Countless breeds mean our lovable companions come in all shapes and sizes. You should keep this in mind when shopping for your dog’s dinnerware. The size of the dog dish as well as material and even such small details as design can influence your pup’s dinnertime routine.
Here are 5 tips for choosing the perfect dog dish:
Deep dog bowls for big dogs
If you have a large dog or a dog with a long snout or floppy ears, a deep bowl is the best choice. Dogs with longer snouts like dachshunds and greyhounds as well as dogs with floppy ears like basset hounds and beagles could struggle eating from a shallow dish. This is frustrating for both the dog and owner, as you’ll likely have quite a bit of clean-up to deal with afterward. You also want to make sure that the bowl is wide enough for your dog’s snout to completely reach the bottom so they can get to every last tasty morsel.
Shallow dog bowls for small dogs
Small dogs, puppies, and dog breeds with short snouts like Frenchies, Boston Terriers, and Pugs benefit from the use of a shallow dish. With these dogs, you should also avoid dishes with sides that are too tall as it could make their food difficult to reach.
Fortify the base for playful pups
If you’ve got a puppy with a case of the wiggles, you might notice that dinner begins in the kitchen and it ends up scattered down the stairs. A bowl with a rubber or silicone base helps prevent young and clumsy dogs from knocking over their food dish. The base works as a suction cup, keeping the bowl in place and reducing the chance of messes and spills.
Mind the design
If you’ve got a senior dog or a hound with joint or muscle problems, an elevated dog feeder could be a quick and easy way to make dinnertime much more enjoyable for them. Dogs who wolf down their food are at risk of developing a number of health risks like vomiting, choking, and intestinal issues. Combat health problems and encourage your pup to savor their food with a slow-feeding dish.
Unique materials, unique benefits
Bitch New York has dog bowls available in a wide variety of materials because we know that each pup has their own priorities. Here are our recommendations for choosing a dog dish material that fits you and your dog’s lifestyle.
Crystal, quartz, and stainless steel dog bowls are a solid choice if durability is a concern. Your dog is significantly less likely to chew the sides of a crystal or quartz dog dish and stainless steel can take the beating. Plus, these dog bowls are dishwasher safe and easy to clean.
Earthenware, concrete, and ceramic dog bowls are also durable and they come in tons of various shapes, sizes, and designs. Many are naturally-cooling for your dog’s dining pleasure and the weight of the bowl makes it difficult for your dog to push around. Get it personalized to let your dog know he’s part of the family.
Plastic dog bowls are a durable and low-cost option available in many sizes and colors. They’re also generally dishwasher friendly.