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Food Bowls

Toni VToni V Member Posts: 177
edited 1 November, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
My cats eat wet food twice a day and we cannot find a plate/bowl that is flat enough to where it doesn't aggravate their whiskers but deep enough so that they are not pushing every morsel off the plate. I am sooooo aggravated at this point. Any suggestions??

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  • Laurel KowalskiLaurel Kowalski Gateway to the WestMember Posts: 486
    edited 23 October, 2013
    Too funny. I searched everywhere for what I called a sauce bowl for over a year. Then finally, the outlet malls opened near me. We made a point to visit the Corningware Corelle & more store. (I have bought Pyrex shallow dishes as water bowls from the CC&m store in Osage Beach.) So we looked at all the Corelle items. Ahead of us. two woman making funny of the bowl. As they moved away, my sister picked up the same bowl they had no idea what to use it for. I knew it was perfect. It is 4.75 inches across & 0.77 inches deep. In liquid, it holds for 1/2 cup = 4 oz. up to the rim. http://www.shopworldkitchen.com/tabletop-bowls/1095736.html I used the words "Winter Frost shallow" to get this item. I got 12. Not enough for me to feed three to four times a day & running the dishwasher every 2.5 days. I'll have to pick up four more to be able to not worry to run out. Are you close to the Westbrook, CT store?? If not, I'd call the Westbrook store & ask about other locations that might be closer to you. You can always order them online from the official Corelle website I listed above. Also look for coupons like Retailmenot.com or Couponcabin.com. The closer to holidays more coupons come up! Black Friday, Cyber Monday etc....
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 23 October, 2013
  • Nadia K- WattsNadia K- Watts WaterlooMember Posts: 1,340
    edited 23 October, 2013
    I use the Beco cat bowls: http://www.becothings.com/becobowls.html. They're basically a plate with short sides. The cats seem to have no issue. I also have some of these: http://www.petvalu.com/in-our-store/products/cat/supplies-and-accessories/bowls-and-feeders/our-pets-durapet-cat-bowl but the cats never finish their meals when I feed them in those, I think because the sides are too high. The original Petsmart bowl we started with was way too deep for them and I now use it for water and refill daily.
  • Dawn HarmanDawn Harman SpeedwellMember Posts: 1,079
    edited 1 November, 2013
    Be very careful using plastic, it can cause all sorts of problems . Check that it is PBA free. Plastic can cause upper respiratory infections and acne on our chins. It can also have other allergic causing problems. Plastic can also harbor a lot of bacteria. Meowma uses only stainless steel or ceramic/ glass dishes. But sometimes she uses a Rubbermaid, PBA Free dish. mol Best of luck. You may want to try a thrift store as they are usually cheaper. (^^
  • AshPoGusAshPoGus AlbuquerqueMember Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭
    edited 1 November, 2013
    Similar to Brownie's solution, I use human dishes. I don't use pet food dishes made in China because I don't trust them to be lead free and safe. I don't trust the stainless steel that comes from China, either. I think there is probably more oversight for human dishes from China, so I might feed from human dishes made in China if I had to. But there are dishes made in the US -- Fiesta Ware is one. (Some Corning is made in US, some is made in China.) Fiesta makes a 'fruit' dish that works well for my cats: Fiesta Ware fruit dish They're a bit costly to buy a lot of them at once, but I added a few at a time until I have enough to last at least 2 days, 3 to 4 meals per cat per day. They stack well and don't take up a lot of room in the cupboard. I set the Fiesta Ware dish inside a larger cutesy 'pet food' dish, which elevates it. I only need one decorative pet food dish for each cat, swapping out the little Fiesta Ware dish with each meal. The cats occasionally push some food out of the dish but not too bad. They're also sold on Amazon: Fiesta Ware fruit dish and in many department stores. I buy them in a department store (Macy's, Penney's) when there's a sale or a store coupon. Here's a photo of Beepers eating: Beepers eating from Fiesta Ware fruit bowl, elevated by decorative pet food dish
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