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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
Sierra and I really like her new dish. It is situated nicely in it's little stand and not very easy to knock over and break. I wash it thoroughly after each meal. There is a wide variety of cat feeders available on line similar to this made of different material, glass, metal, ceramic...all elevated in a little feeder which holds in nicely in place. Although, I have tripped over the little stand several times when I forgot to remove it when picking up her dish! Wonder if this would help prevent your kitties' dishes from getting broken? Just a thought.
Wow that is fancy!!!
post #32 of 46
Basically, from what I've read, feline acne is caused by bacterial build up - usually in their food and water bowls. If you wash the bowls in vinegar every so often, in the same way you would do a plastic or wooden cutting board, then it should mostly prevent the bacterial issues that would be a problem for your pets.
post #33 of 46
Just a suggestion. I have a huge selection of cat bowls, some designed specifically for cats, in stainless steel, ceramic, and glass. I've had the best luck with soup and cereal bowls, or salad dishes, for humans. Whenever I see some on sale, I pick them up, usually for less than a dollar. Heavy ashtrays work well, too. Jamie likes certain bowls for certain foods (onion soup bowls for water, china cereal bowls for his cat milk, stainless bowls for dry food, and glass salad dishes for canned food), but he's weirdly picky even for a cat. The shelter cats seem to prefer glass salad dishes for any type of food, presumably because they're flat and wide, and big ashtrays for water. Those are ZsaZsa's preferences, too. You can usually find a lot of small Pyrex bowls and pie plates at Salvation Army stores for less than a buck. They're relatively heavy and not easily broken.
post #34 of 46
ot: but does Jamie still hang like a bat when you feed him?
post #35 of 46
Sometimes I use Corelle cereal bowls. They are about 2.50 new at Walmart. So far I only had one break, and that's because one of us dropped it at a funny angle.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by zak&rocky
Sometimes I use Corelle cereal bowls. They are about 2.50 new at Walmart. So far I only had one break, and that's because one of us dropped it at a funny angle.
my crew seems to like the corelle dessert bowls (the size smaller than the cereal bowl). i also have a few sets of "cat" bowls in ceramic and metal. nobody's real picky around here. i was using elevated bowls (similar to the ones on that Jo Sherwood Products link) and i might go back to it. but mine were actually floating candle holders, and the bowl part is the same size as a corelle dessert bowl. i may go back to them because i think they liked them better.
post #37 of 46
If you have a dollar store nearby you, check them out ... we have Dollar Tree here and I buy those nifty little glass pinch bowls in the large size. They are nice, heavy glass, they are the perfect size and come three to a pack for a buck. They also have the smaller ones which are perfect for the kittens and those come in packs of six for a dollar. Bargain.

~gf~
post #38 of 46
I use stainless steel bowls and they work great. Throw them in the dish washer and you are all set.....just make sure you let them cool after, they get HOT!! LOL
Here are the bowls that I bought http://www.1800petmeds.com/pdetail.asp?SK=10567
post #39 of 46
Thread Starter 
wow this thread is old, LOL..well Ms Dutchess is happy and so is everyone else. we picked up a bunch of very pretty bowls for 50cents each at the thrift store. And matching plates for our wet food. So everyone is happy.
post #40 of 46
Ooops, sorry - guess I really should look at the dates before I go blasting in. *smile*
post #41 of 46
I wish I could use bowls because I've seen some really, really cutes ones(!) but I just feel more comfortable using little paper plates (like children's party-sized) and throwing them away after each meal. I might get a cute bowl anyway and just set the paper plate on top...hmm.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by gayef
Ooops, sorry - guess I really should look at the dates before I go blasting in. *smile*

tehehehe..thats ok..this is from like back when i first joined..wow lol
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by Purr
I wish I could use bowls because I've seen some really, really cutes ones(!) but I just feel more comfortable using little paper plates (like children's party-sized) and throwing them away after each meal. I might get a cute bowl anyway and just set the paper plate on top...hmm.

LOL i tried paper plates for the wet (we feed dry mostly with wet in the am) but dutchy..wouldnt eat it. she stuck her nose up..i put it on a ceramic plate..she was happy
post #44 of 46
I do recommend not to use plastic, as it can harbor bacteria and also cause feline acne. It can actually soak into the plastic even without the damage from a dishwasher. Maybe get one of those big heavy ceramic crock dishes. My cats haven't broken theirs yet...And, I'm all for saving a few trees by not using paper plates!
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
Basically, from what I've read, feline acne is caused by bacterial build up - usually in their food and water bowls. If you wash the bowls in vinegar every so often, in the same way you would do a plastic or wooden cutting board, then it should mostly prevent the bacterial issues that would be a problem for your pets.
Melamine bowls are so cheap and scratch resistant/ anti slip.Plus melamine is dishwasher safe.I got two really funky ones and a matching drip tray from Snugglesafe. You might aswell throw the old plastic polypropeline bowls away!
post #46 of 46
Peanut Butter eats off saucers-- mostly wet food some dry when i get lazy but he gets a people saucer at breakfast, lunch and supper-- i figure if we eat off it and its ok for us its gonna be ok for him-- hes only broken the handpainted ones that i bought just for him at 5.00 bucks a piece-- taught me a lesson on that one-- now he only gets our people dishes--
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