My cat is not only obsessed with food but thinks she rules our household so when I came across ‘The Boss’ food bowl in pets at home it was a must buy.
The bowl was priced at £4.99 which is a little on the expensive side for a cat bowl but it is made from ceramic and has a great novelty factor with the design.
The bowl is black in colour with the wording ‘The Boss’ written on the front in white writing and a white paw print in the bottom of the bowl. The bowl is quite shallow but it fits a portion of my cats wet food in perfectly and means it is easy for her to reach without getting her whiskers covered in food. Also with the bowl being made from ceramic it is quite heavy which prevents it sliding around the feeding mat while she is eating.
The bowl is dishwasher safe but I simply wash it by hand using some warm soapy water and have not had any problems with the colour or the writing fading. You do obviously have to be careful not to knock or drop the bowl as with it being ceramic it would break but so far I have kept mine in one piece.
Overall I have been quite impressed with this bowl it has lasted longer than I expected, my cat appears happy to eat her food from it and it washes easily. It is just a shame that the matching feeding mat did not last as long as this bowl did to complete the set.
Harvey Nicholls "The Cat" has his very own "The Boss" feeding bowl because he is, after all, The Boss (or at least thinks he is, but my dogs may disagree!). I bought The Boss cat bowl from Pets at Home where it cost me £3.49 - which I believe was a pretty okay price. If I'm being honest, the only reason I bought it was because of the logo it had on it.
The bowl is black and then has "THE BOSS" written on the outside of the bowl in grey. On the inside of the bowl there is a paw print that could be a cat paw or a dog paw and so I think it would be okay for a small dog or a cat. The bowl is made out of ceramic and so it is fairly heavy and so when he is eating from it, it does not get pushed all across the floor - although we also have the bowl on a mat which also helps with the staying in one place.
The bowl is not particularly deep and so you can't get a lot of food in the bowl at any one time, but as we have set feeding time for our animals this is not a problem. We can certainly get enough dried cat food into the bowl for one feed. As the bowl isn't too deep it is easy for Harvey Nicholls to eat from it, although he does occasionally push bits of biscuit out over the edge of the bowl.
The bowl can go in the dishwasher and I tend to put it in every few days with no ill effects. In addition to this, I was concerned that as the bowl was ceramic that it might be prone to cracking or chipping, but so far in the six months we have owned it, it still looks as good as new.
This bowl is fine. It's not earth shattering, but it does the job and it ensures that everyone knows that Harvey is the boss and no one is to mess with him.
This bowl was a present for my boyfriend's mums cat, George. She's forever joking that the cat rules the household with his non stop demands! She spoils him to death and i suppose this gift was a subtle joke.
I saw the bowl while shopping with my boyfriend in Pets At Home over the weekend. I don't usually look at cat items as i have dogs, but when my boyfriend mentioned that George was struggling to keep still while eating as his bowl was so slippy on there laminated floor (don't ask, we talk about very random stuff at times!), i decided to have a quick look at cat items. Initially i was going to buy him a little non-slip mat to put his bowl on, but upon seeing this i just knew it was a George bowl!
The bowl was £4.99 which i thought was reasonable as it's solid (is chunkily designed) and is a decent size for a cat. There was only one colour available, black, which although is more of a male colour in my opinion it's a versatile colour so is unisex. On the front of the bowl it reads 'the boss' in grey font - chunky capitals. Inside the bowl is a large paw print which is also a grey-white colour.
There is a matching mat available which is non-slip and i bought it just incase George had similar problems with this bowl slipping around, which although i thought would be unlikely due to how heavy it is, it's better to be on the safe side. I'll be reviewing the mat soon so keep your eyes out if interested :)
Anyway, i bought the bowl and took it to my boyfriends mum's. She was in hysterics and, like me, really thought it suited George's 'royal heiness' attitude, lol. As it was tea time and me and my boyfriend were eating tea at her house, we decided to give george his dinner. He didn't realy notice the new bowl and dug into his dinner, clearing his plate. It looked to be easy to lick clean due to the smooth material and once finished he wondered off. We used the bowl without the mat the first time and it stayed still, but we decided to put it on the mat anyway seeing as we bought it!
My boyfriends mum was over the moon with the bowl and insisted on paying me back as it was such a good bowl, to which i refused, so she asked me to buy her another one with her own money as spares as she worried that the bowl would sell out bless her, she really did like it!
I really like the bowl due to the bit of character it adds to a cat bowl, and the chunky design, and i will keep my eye out for similar dog products as my dogs bowls are very lightweight.
The only concern i have, as it's ceramic, is chipping, however i'm sure it'll last well as George uses his bowl inside the house.
This was a total bargain at £4.99 and i'm very happy with my purchase, aswell as the person who i gave it to.
We have had our cat for around six months now and in this short space of time it's fair to say that she has become a real part of our family. I have even grown to like her quite a lot now and thoroughly enjoy finding ways to waste money and things to buy to ensure her little accessories blend in to our home life quite pleasantly. I recently purchased a mat for her food bowls to sit on to ensure she wasn't damaging the floors and to make it nice and easy to clean up any spills or mess from her feeding times with minimal effort on my part. This food bowl is actually designed, by Pets At Home, to coordinate with the feeding mat. While I only paid around £1 for the feeding mat in a sale a few months back I decided to purchase this matching bowl for around £5, however, when looking online now I can not see either the melamine mat or this bowl so perhaps they have now been discontinued.
This food bowl is ceramic so is a nice smooth surface with food and there are no worries that my cat may scratch or harm herself when pushing her nose around the edges of this bowl. There is a lip along the top of the bowl to ensure that food doesn't just get pushed out and it's very rare for any spillages to happen from this bowl. The bowl is black and it says 'THE BOSS' on it with a paw print inside the bowl also which, obviously, is usually obscured from view by wet food and biscuits (in our case anyway!). The colours of the bowl are quite nice and this blends in well with the colour scheme we have in our kitchen/living room which is where the food bowls are located. Our cat seems to like the design of this bowl and is just as happy eating her food from this as she was from the stainless steel ones that we were using in the past, the only downside for us being that she can fit her face and whiskers in to this larger bowl which sometimes results in her having a slightly messy face/whiskers. My cat does not seem to fazed by this and just promptly cleans herself, sometimes in her water bowl it would seem, whether this is accidental or planned I have no idea.
The design of the bowl is easy to clean and I usually just wipe any debris in to the bin then clean this with washing up liquid before drying with paper towels and filling back up again for her. The bowl is well designed for cleaning with drainage on the underneath to ensure it doesn't hold lots of water. There is a good amount of weight to this bowl to ensure that it does not move around when my cat is trying to eat her food, usually quite aggressively too! I have been very pleased with the design and usage that we have received our of this product. With it being washed on a regular basis it's still not become chipped or damaged, the design has not faded after several months of continuous use and our cat is still more than happy to eat her food out of the bowl so I would say that it's an all round winner! If you are in the market then I would recommend this bowl or a similar one as this one is manufactured by Mason Cash and you can buy these in plain or many other different designs.
While shopping in my local 'Pets At Home' store about 18 months ago looking for a little something for my cat's 3rd birthday - Arnold (see profile pic) my wife and I spotted the perfect present.
The present in question was a large cat food bowl, made from a solid, heavy, black glazed ceramic, with large white text on the side of it reading 'THE BOSS' (see picture above).
Priced at £4.99 this seemed a little expensive, but the quality of the bowl was evident, and the message on the front (THE BOSS) was just perfect for young Arnold, and produced huge knowing grins on our faces from the second we saw it.
I'm sure most cat owners out there will agree that their cats have fantastic personalities, which do vary hugely from cat to cat, but one trait that almost every cat possesses that I have ever come acorss is their sense of authority that they possess in their own home as they proudly wander around, with their tails held high, knowing exactly what to do, and how to do it to get their own way.
It is therefore a very obvious conclusion in our household that Arnold is THE BOSS!
Prior to the purchase of this bowl, Arnold had a matching set of silver metal bowls - one for his food, and one for his water. The new bowl replaced his old metal food bowl (which is now dedicated for his favourite treat - tinned tuna), and sits proudly in the kitchen with the logo beaming out to all and sundry.
Although we use this bowl as a food bowl, it could easily be used as a water bowl, and I suspect we will get Anold the same bowl for his water at some point.
The bowl is quite large, and could easily be used as a dog bowl. It easily holds a standard pouch of food, combined with some dry food, and a full bowl filled with Arnold's food will last him a full day.
It has rounded edges which helps to keep the food in the bowl whilst Arnold slurps around trying to get his food into his mouth, and it does sit slightly raised off the ground, making it easier for a cat to get down and eat from that level.
It is fairly heavy, and so it sits steady while he eats, and doesn't move about while he eats like some lighter bowls have done in the past.
In terms of cleaning, the bowl is great. It has draining holes to the underside of it, which are really usefull in helping it to dry out after a soak in the sink. On top of this the bowl is also dishwasher proof for anyone lucky enough to have one. A more unusual aspect to this bowl is that it is microwavable, just in-case the little kitty in question needs his / her food warming up.
Overall this is a great food or water bowl for a cat. The design is great, the quality is really good, it really looks the business, and suits the Boss of our house down the ground!
Thanks for reading.
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When looking for a suitable feeding bowl for one of our cats we found a striking black ceramic bowl with a simple text proclaiming it was a feeding bowl for 'The Boss'. As one of our cats has a very outgoing personality we hoped that it would meet his needs. When wanting to review the bowl here it wasn't listed, but it arrived as an agreed product yesterday so I can now share my thoughts about it.
I see that other Dooyoo members have already reviewed it today too, so its nice to know we picked a product to add here that other people have bought for their cats and liked. Its also interesting to read another view point about how it has worked. We do like the bowls looks a lot as its very cute, but have slightly mixed views on its success when our cat has used it.
Sadly the matching feeding mat that goes with the bowl, which is very cute, has not been added here which is a shame as they make an attractive looking set together. Both can be bought from Pets at home and other pet retailers too. When we bought our 'The Boss Cat Bowl' it cost £3.99 but can be found for up to to £4.99, so its worth shopping around.
The bowl we have is made by Mason Cash, who produce good quality items that we have used before and liked. We picked the bowl as one of our cats thinks he is the boss, so it was something we felt suited his personality. We have found that the bowl is of a decent weight and made from a fairly strong ceramic material. At the time of purchase we thought it would do a good job at holding our cats food at meal times.
The design of the bowl has been something that has been a bit hit and miss in terms of the shape of the sides of the bowl. Whilst the design itself is very funky and striking with the text in strong bold letters and a cute paw imprint in the centre, a good feeding bowl cannot only be something that looks good it has to earn its keep too. A lesson we have learned for the future perhaps.
One thing we have found is that due to the slightly sloped sides and dipped mid section of the bowl, our cat has had to lean into it a bit more than when feeding from a plainer straighter sided bowl. Although we haven't found that our cat has disliked using the bowl, we have noticed the shaped sides have not been as good as the flatter straighter sides some bowls have.
The bowl does hold a good amount of either wet or dry food and is steady when filled with food at meal times. It sits well and is weighty enough not to be knocked about by an eager and hungry kitty. The bowl has not chipped or cracked and is reasonably easy to wash and dry.
It can be placed into a dishwasher for cleaning if wanted, but as we have not done so I cannot comment further on how well it would fair in such a situation. I can say that we have washed it by hand and it has come up nice and clean, without any fuss. The glaze is thick enough to protect the finish but not so thick that it spoils the look of the bowl.
Having had the bowl in use for sometime, I feel its a good quality item that wears well when in use. It wasn't too expensive to buy, but hasn't suited our cat as much as we hoped and its use does result in messy whiskers when feeding wet food. Its easy to handle and stable when filled with food and may suit some cats more than others.
To give the feeding bowl a rating I have to consider the look, which would get 5 stars and also how it has performed when in use. As an overall rating I feel that 4 stars is about right. Its a nice bowl in terms of durability and quality, but as the sloped sides have been an issue it has lost just 1 star, so gets a 4 star rating. I would still recommend it but it may not suit all cats.
Where I live we have a Pets at Home store nearly on our doorstep. I go in for something most weeks as I've got three cats and we also have just got an aquarium. Most weeks I see something that I need or I think my girls would like.
On my last trip I saw these lovely ceramic feeding bowls. I don't normally go for ceramic because they tend to get knocked and chipped but these were so lovely I couldn't resist.
They are black ceramic and have "The Boss" written on the front and a paw print inside. Although they are plain they are very stylish and fit my colour scheme perfectly.
They are made in heavy duty ceramic and although the actual bowl isn't non slip the feeding mats that they stand on are, ( previous review) so the cats don't end up pushing them around.
The bowls are dishwasher proof but I don't have one so it's a bowl of soapy water every night and they are like new.
The bowls are 6cm high which is higher than they have been used to but they didn't seem phased by it. The bowls are approximately 16cm across, so they are a nice size. As I have 3 little darlings and they usually have 2 water bowls and 2 meat/ dry food bowls between them.
"The Boss" ceramic feeding bowls are £4.99 each, and as I had to get four it was quite a costly purchase but they are so lovely and with "The Boss" written on they fitted my girls personalities perfectly. After all we all know that "dogs have owners but cats have slaves".
All in all I'm very pleased with the bowls, they look nice and my girls seem more than happy to eat from them.
Although they could get chipped I'm finding I prefer them to their previous plastic ones. And I'm sure Poppy, Daisy and Layla are pleased to have it confirmed with the writing on them that they are in charge
This is a cat bowl that we bought fairly recently from our local Pets at Home. The reason we needed another cat bowl was that we are having to feed our two cats separately at times due to one of them having an over active thyroid and a bowel sensitivity condition. We choose this one not because we think our cat is the boss in our house as the real boss in our house is our toddler but because of its dark colour and shape.
The bowl itself is black ceramic with curved sides with the boss written on the side. The inside of the bowl is nice and smooth design and is large enough to contain one pouch of wet food chopped up.
The reason I choose a ceramic bowl is I personally prefer the look of these and think that they wear better than the melamine bowls in the long run. We have had over the years various cat bowls form Pets at Home in various colours and designs but mainly in this graduated shape. The shape I think means it is easier for my cats to get to the bowl as it is slightly higher of the ground than a flat bowl. The gradient inside the bowl also is I think a good feature as there is no edges as such for the food to get stuck in as they munch and lick away. With the sides of the bowl being sloped this also means that if one of my cats is trying to get bits out of the bowl to eat on the mat it is easier for her to do this and get the bits off food away from her sister without any hissing. We mainly use this bowl for the provision of a pouch of moist food for just one of my cats. But we have used a similar bowl for the dried biscuits that they share. I actually find the curved bowl design helps keep the dried food in as I empty the scoop into it.
Cleaning of this bowl is also straight forward it is dishwasher safe if you are lucky enough to have one but I am the bottle and pot washer in our household. Unless you have a wide section on your drier I personally find it better to wash and dry the bowl straight away rather than leaving it to air dry as the gloss of the bowl can look a bit unsightly with water marks showing. The curved design of the bowl also means that it is easy to clean and you do not have to scrape bits of discarded food out of the corners or edges of a bowl.
As it is ceramic it may be more likely to break than a melamine bowl but it does stands up well to my cats giving it a push into the back of the wall where they eat with out any bother or chips.
Overall this is a cute bowl that performs well and my cats have never refused to eat from it I personally think it is definitely worth the £4.99 we paid for it.