Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What Cat Bowls and Cat Food Dishes are Safe for Cat to use?

Cat Food dishes are a very common and easily found cat food item. Yet sometimes, if there isn’t a shop in your near you might have to go online to find the right cat food dish. In which case you should first compare a few different cat food dishes and cat food bowls before deciding for one specific cat food bowl.

You can also compare prices for your cat food dish in a few different shops, but mostly the prices for cat food dishes will be the same, since it’s such a low priced item any way…..

All cats need to eat from something and of course if you have a cat you will need to have a cat food dish or food bowl. There are the most common kinds of cat food dishes such as plastic food dish for cats, stainless steal cat food dish and a ceramic or porcelain cat food bowl.

Compare these three most common cat food dishes and cat food bowls to find which one is the right one for your cat!

There are three common kinds of cat food bowls and cat food dishes:

A ceramic or porcelain cat food dish, A plastic cat food bowl, A stainless steel cat food dish

A Ceramic or Porcelain Cat Food Dish

A lot of ceramic and porcelan cat food dishes are very beautifully decorated. Ceramic Cat food dishes are heavier then other cat food dishes and won't fall over if thrown around.

However if you buy a fancy painted cat food bowl, make sure that it is marked “safe for food”. Some fancy, decorated and beautiful cat food dishes contain lead in the paint or glaze (or other things), which is poisonous when eaten by humans or pets.

Usually if the food dishes are safe for people to use, then they will probably be safe for your cat. Just check to make sure!

Plastic Cat Food Bowl

Plastic cat food bowls are commonly sold in pet supply stores and are easy to clean, can not be broken and are usually very cheap too.

Nevertheless, plastic cat food dishes are not highly recommended.
They tend to get scratched easily and Plastic can accumulate bacteria, which sometimes causes "cat acne" around the cat's mouth and chin.

The plastic cat food dishes also get slime on the sides and that can cause serious problems for your cat and for you too.

WARNING: Sometimes, a very cheap plastic cat food dish might come with a very sharp edge that could perhaps cut your cats lips or skin. Therefor check any plastic cat food dishes before buying any cat food dish or bowl.

Stainless Steel Cat Food Bowls

Stainless steel bowls are sold almost everywhere. Stainless steal cat food bowls are dishwasher safe and sturdy. However there are some minuses to consider before buying any stainless steal cat food dish.

Some people think that stainless steel cat food bowls are not a good choice either since they give the cat food a bad metallic taste. 

Cat Food Bowl Tips:

1. Whatever type of dishes you purchase, make sure they are washed out and refilled every day with clean fresh water.

2. Use a wet sponge to rub the sides and corners of the cat food dish to make sure that no bacteria and slime are growing there.


zool said...

good tips..don't knoow about this before

Admiral Hestorb said...

I didn't know about the acne!!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We are new followers to your blog, but are finding some very good posts. I am a vet tech and your info here is just what we advise our patients, too.

Katie Isabella said...

PERFECT advice!!!! Glad you told about plastic too!!!

Somi Chuhon said...

great advice! thanks. Im shopping for a porcelain food dish now, but they are so expensive online. I'm thinking about going to the local thrift shop and finding small porcelain soup or baby food bowls as a compromise. what do you think?

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