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Right now Kiki has a combined food and water dish. The one you can get at Wal-Mart for 2 bucks. Kiki always either spills her water or throws her food into the water side and won't eat it. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to keep her from spilling her water? I know I can get separate bowls and put the food far enough away to keep the food out of the water, but how do I keep her from constantly spilling the water?
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Right now Kiki has a combined food and water dish. The one you can get at Wal-Mart for 2 bucks. Kiki always either spills her water or throws her food into the water side and won't eat it. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to keep her from spilling her water? I know I can get separate bowls and put the food far enough away to keep the food out of the water, but how do I keep her from constantly spilling the water?
Bigger water bowl
post #3 of 9
I don't really have a suggestion, because I never found a solution, but it's kind of funny: my old cat used to chew her food over the water side of her dish and keep getting chunks of kibble in the water. My solution was to move her water dish--completely into another room. She must have had some sort of OCD, because she would STILL take a mouthful of food, walk allll the way over to her water dish, THEN chew. She was a strange cat, but I loved her
post #4 of 9
I have one that will push and slide the water bowl spilling and splashing everywhere.

What helped was getting one of the dog food bowls with a wide base and rubber ring around the bottom. I believe I got the bowl from the dog section of Walmart.

I don't place water next to food either.
post #5 of 9
If she tips or pushes the bowl to spill water, you could try using a heavy stainless steel pot as a water bowl.
post #6 of 9
If they are the plastic kind - toss them. Seriously. Its better to feed out of ceramic or stainless steal. Plastic can cause problems because the food and odors can get embedded in there.

Ours eat/drink out of Corella cereal bowls.
post #7 of 9
If there's a dollar store or something around you, maybe just scout out some regular people dishes and bowls and run them through the dishwasher and use those for feeding and water. Plastic can be bad for some kitties. Separate dishes for food and water are better, normally - but I agree, you see those combo dishes everywhere and some pets have no issues with them.
post #8 of 9
Your cat is probably not spilling the water. When cats lick water out of a bowl, they tend to lick from the far side intead of the close side, so their little tongues can more easily catch more water. This often makes the water spash over the edge of the other side of the bowl.

Put her water and dish in a small rubber tray made for rubber boots (or some very low tray that is a tiny bit wider than the bowl itself) and let her drink in the way that's most comfortable for her.

Also, I agree with the others. Don't ever use a plastic bowl. They can make little itchy black things under your cat's chin that look like blackheads. Stick with something more solid with a wide base.

Often people who keep their cats' dishes in the kitchen will think the cat is spilling it too, when in fact they are kicking it themselves. Put the bowl in a place where it can't easily be knocked by humans, like close to a wall or something.
post #9 of 9
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I found two porcelain bowls for humans that have high sides. They go from oven to table. I have kept them separate and don't fill the water to the top and it seems to be working great. Now if I could get her to stop throwing her food out of her bowl one piece at a time I'd be getting somewhere.
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