I’ve decided to start another series to be published at my whim. I’m going to call it, “Spoil Your Pet”, in which I’ll review cool new toys, dishes, gadgets, etc to make life great for you and your pet.
Since it’s summer, water is of mega importance for your pet. Here are some cool new items for your viewing pleasure:
Next is your average Le Bistro waterer which allows a larger quantity of water to be available to your pet at all times. It lessens the need to constantly fill and refill your pet’s water bowl. Personally, I am not a fan of these. Water can get stale and warm in them. Who wants to drink stale, warm water? And every book you read always says to provide clean, fresh water for your pets at all times, not stale, warm water. However, I suppose it works if you’re in a hot clime and need to be away from your pet all day. Better than a traditional bowl that won’t leave your pet enough water.
Next up we have the pump and filter style water dishes. These plug in to the outlet and use a small aquarium style pump to circulate the water and usually contain a carbon based filter. Consider it like a mini-aquarium for your pet! These keep water fresh and oxegenated and much more palatable for your pet. Plus, they filter out chlorine and other nasty things in your tap water. Hey, if it’s good for us, isn’t it good for our pets too? Of this style, I personally use this one:
I love that it holds a gallon of water. I only need to fill the reservoir once, maybe twice a day with all my cats and dogs. Plus, as cats tend to be on the dehydrated side, it’s a great way to get your finicky cat to drink water. There are a few different brands and styles of waterers on the market like this. Smaller, larger, more fountain like, etc. However, since this plugs in to an outlet, it’s not an outdoor water dish at all.
Maybe a better idea for fresh water outside is this:
This little gem connects right to your outdoor spigot and allows your pet to have fresh water from the tap on demand. It works like a water bottle for small pets, complete with the ball bearing in the bottom of the tube to keep the water in and not just constantly pouring out.
And for you hikers and people on the go, here’s an ingenious item:
No more need to carry water and bowl separately! How great is that??
Well, thanks for checking out some water bowl ideas with me today. Until next time, keep on loving your pets!