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post #1 of 22
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My cat is having a hard time eating her wet food out of the dishes I have. They are stainless steel ones and she does better with flat dishes. The PetSmart by my house has a flat dish but it's plastic, which I want to avoid because Matilda is already having issues with kitty acne. The only ceramic flat dishes I've found are at Target (and they are cute!) but they are made in China and I'm worried that the paint used might have lead in it. (My vet thinks this is worrisome too). I haven't found a nice flat stainless dish anywhere.

Does anyone have this dish? They come in a few colors (pink, green, blue) and have cute sayings on them. I couldn't find a picture on Target's website.

Am I being too worrisome about the possibility of lead paint?
post #2 of 22
Why not look for a heavy weight ceramic dish intended for people?
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by JellyBella View Post
Why not look for a heavy weight ceramic dish intended for people?
that's what i use for mine. i buy the 'salad plate' size.
post #4 of 22
Corelle is made in the USA. I use a lot of Corelle dessert bowls for my boys. I also have some pet bowls that are made in China, but I did track down the website for the company that makes them. And because of what I read I feel confident using them.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
My cat is having a hard time eating her wet food out of the dishes I have. They are stainless steel ones and she does better with flat dishes. The PetSmart by my house has a flat dish but it's plastic, which I want to avoid because Matilda is already having issues with kitty acne. The only ceramic flat dishes I've found are at Target (and they are cute!) but they are made in China and I'm worried that the paint used might have lead in it. (My vet thinks this is worrisome too). I haven't found a nice flat stainless dish anywhere.

Does anyone have this dish? They come in a few colors (pink, green, blue) and have cute sayings on them. I couldn't find a picture on Target's website.

Am I being too worrisome about the possibility of lead paint?
Try a store like Crate & Barrel, I have small glass saucers that I use to feed Peanut which were purchased from there.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by cazlee View Post
Try a store like Crate & Barrel, I have small glass saucers that I use to feed Peanut which were purchased from there.
I don't live by Crate & Barrel I don't know why I didn't even think of people-plates (lol). I guess I just pictured a tiny saucer plate, something smaller than a salad plate. I do live by a Pottery Barn and also stores like Pier 1, Target, Macy's, etc. so I'm sure I could find something.

I was kind of hoping for something with a cute pet design on it, which is why I like these plates from Target so much. I wish there was a way to find out if they do have lead paint on them, but if not I would rather err on the side of caution (of course).
post #7 of 22
I do have the Target dishes you mentioned but didn't realize they were made in China

Now I'm wondering if I should throw them out and get something without paint.
post #8 of 22
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I don't live by Crate & Barrel I don't know why I didn't even think of people-plates (lol). I guess I just pictured a tiny saucer plate, something smaller than a salad plate. I do live by a Pottery Barn and also stores like Pier 1, Target, Macy's, etc. so I'm sure I could find something.

I was kind of hoping for something with a cute pet design on it, which is why I like these plates from Target so much. I wish there was a way to find out if they do have lead paint on them, but if not I would rather err on the side of caution (of course).
You can buy test kits for lead. I don't know how much they cost. I'd just stay away from anything made in china.

The Macys down here has a pet section IIRC, then again toy dogs are still very en vogue here. (South Florida) But alot of stores are starting to be like this due to the fad.

PetsMart, Pet Supermarket, etc have some really cute flat dishes here.
post #9 of 22
I think I'd err on the side of caution and not use any painted dishes from China. I've found relatively flat glass salad dishes work best. A lot of stores like Target or Wal*Mart have inexpensive ones, or check out a local Salvation Army shop.
post #10 of 22
A few months back, Target had some small, square dishes. They're white and ceramic. I think they were intended for sushi. They aren't entirely flat, which helps keep the food IN the dish, and they're just the right size.
post #11 of 22
I use small plates for my crew, people ones. I bought a whole set of them for the kitties, actually!
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
I was kind of hoping for something with a cute pet design on it, which is why I like these plates from Target so much. I wish there was a way to find out if they do have lead paint on them, but if not I would rather err on the side of caution (of course).
This is the pet company I was mentioning in my other post. I like the cute pet designs too.
http://www.petrageousdesigns.com/

If you have any Gordmans stores near you, that's where I got all of mine.

The bright fish designs come in a very shallow 6" bowl/plate.
post #13 of 22
I use a "dessert glass" for humans /// I got at macys for 7$ ... I use ceramic from many yrs ago from target for the dog but it does not say china but japan
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by cazlee View Post
You can buy test kits for lead. I don't know how much they cost. I'd just stay away from anything made in china.
Those kits aren't accurate I've heard. I would stay away from anything made in China. I threw away the mat I had under the dishes because it was made in China. At this point, I don't trust anything coming out of China (and not that much coming from anywhere else either).
post #15 of 22
I use tea cup saucers
post #16 of 22
You can get the flat 9" glass pyrex pie plates at walmart for about $3.50. They are shallow, wide, and heavy thick glass, so you odnt have to worry about cracks or breaks.
post #17 of 22
The best ones I've found are heavy ceramic salad plates. I bought a whole set of them from a dollar store for the cats. They actually finish their wet food now, because it doesn't get shoved into places were they can't reach it.
post #18 of 22
Try Corelle plates - they are very washable, not plastic and would work well for you. Or you can use the plastic coated paper plates
post #19 of 22
These are not cheap, but they are lovely dishes. Our kitties each have one for their wet food.
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ooooh, check these out, they are so cute but so $$$$:

http://www.thecatconnection.com/page...FQ0_agod1Bu8dA

Here is the one I like:



ETA: I just bought 2 on ebay, they are green not black but still much cheaper!
post #21 of 22
I purchased a stack of plain white Corelle salad plates to feed the girls with. I think I paid about $.99 each for them at Meijers. They're easy to clean (dishwasher safe and easy to hand wash), can be put into the microwave (if need be) and the girls don't seem to have any problem eating from them. Actually, they recognize the sound of them being removed from the cupboard and come running when they hear the rattle...dinner time!!!
post #22 of 22
http://www.cattoys.com/durapetbowls1.html

You can also buy them at Amazon.
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