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Dog Bowls

Dogs are well known for their love of food but less so for their cleanliness and table manners! At Petstock we have a range of dog food and water bowls to minimise the mealtime mess and make feeding time more fun. From food bowls to food storage bins, automatic feeders and waterers to placemats, you’ll find everything you need to cater to your canine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shop our range of dog food and water bowls from top brands like Petsafe, Buddy & Belle, Drinkwell, Dogit and Pet One, or browse our selection to find a feeding solution that suits your pet and your décor.


Frequently Asked Questions


What dog bowls are best for dogs?

Choosing the right dog bowl depends on your dog's specific needs, eating habits, and size. Here are some types of dog bowls and their benefits:

  1. Stainless Steel Bowls: Durable, easy to clean, and resistant to bacteria. Ideal for most dogs and often recommended by veterinarians.

  2. Ceramic Bowls: Heavy and less likely to be tipped over. They come in various designs and are easy to clean, but they can chip or crack.

  3. Plastic Bowls: Lightweight and inexpensive, but they can harbor bacteria and may not be the best choice if your dog likes to chew on things.

  4. Elevated Bowls: Good for larger breeds or dogs with arthritis or neck problems, as they reduce the need for your dog to bend down.

  5. Slow Feeder Bowls: These have ridges or mazes that slow down fast eaters, helping to prevent bloat and improve digestion.

  6. Automatic Feeders: Suitable for pet owners who need to control their dog's feeding times and portions, especially if the dog needs to eat when the owner is away.

  7. Travel Bowls: Collapsible or lightweight bowls are convenient for feeding your dog while traveling or on the go.

  8. Anti-Gulp Bowls: Designed to prevent dogs from eating too quickly, which can lead to indigestion or choking.

Remember, the best bowl for your dog will align with their size, eating style, and any specific health needs. Always ensure that the bowl is the right size for your dog – it should hold enough food or water but also be shallow enough for them to eat comfortably. Regular cleaning of the bowl is also essential to keep it hygienic and safe for use.


How often should I wash my dog's bowls?

It's recommended to wash your dog's bowls daily to ensure hygiene and prevent the buildup of bacteria and germs. Just like human dishes, dog bowls can harbor harmful pathogens if not cleaned regularly. For dry food bowls, a thorough wash once a day is sufficient. However, if you serve wet food, it's advisable to wash the bowls after every meal to avoid spoilage and bacterial growth. Using hot, soapy water or a dishwasher safe bowl is an effective way to clean them. Additionally, remember to regularly clean the area around the bowl, as food and saliva can accumulate there too. Regular cleaning not only protects your dog's health but also maintains a pleasant and sanitary eating environment for your pet.