Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Sure, if you put your own dishes in there and eat off them after being cleaned, why would you think its not ok for the pet bowls
I have a very sensitive nose, I can smell a faint soap/watersofter scent after my dishes have been washed in the dishwasher.
Along with my cat's bowls, I rinse most of my own dishes, then put them back into the dishwasher for drying.
That's no biggie.
If I can smell a scent, I have no doubt that cats really notice it.
Those chemicals cannot be good for their small bodies.
A couple other comments...
Plastic bowls are known to cause acne on cat's chins.
Apparently, over time, plastic can get microscopic scratches where bacteria hide.
A cat, after multiple exposures to the bacteria, eventually can develop a very irritating acne.
Be vigilant when buying ceramic bowls...
lead has become a major issue in these because most are imported from China.
Most experts recommend stainless steel for safety reasons.