“ Brand: Trixe / Type: Cat Bowls & Feeders „
Obviously when it comes to having pets around the house one of the things you need to make sure is that you always have a bowl of water around for them to drink. After Eddie comes in from his walk/run he is always absolutely gasping and can drink half a bowl in about 5 seconds flat. His little tongue practically goes about 100 miles an hour to lap up all the water so I need a water bowl that is not only big but able to withstand being pushed around by an excited thirsty dog.
This Trixie bowl is great for water. It is made of stainless steel so I think it looks really nice in the first instance. The water bowl is always out in our kitchen so I wanted something for Eddie that would look a bit nicer than a plain old plastic bowl. The bowl can be used as a food bowl as well but I have a special ceramic bowl with paw prints on so I only use this bowl for water but I can see how it would be good for food too.
What I like about the bowl is that it is quite big and so holds a lot of water at one time. Sometimes I forget to top up Eddies bowl during the day but I know if it has been filled in the morning it will usually last for quite a long time. Dogs need lots of water as the dry food they eat and the treats you give them can often be quite dry and give them a dry mouth so to know that Eddie has a big bowl he can just sip at through the day as well is great. You can buy this bowl in a variety of different sizes, 14cm, 17cm or 22cm. I have it in the 22cm as this works well for me and the space we have to put it in. The bowl has quite a wide top so its very easy for Eddie to really get his face and tongue in it and get a good slurp up to drink the water easily.
The other great thing about this bowl is that it has a rubber ring on the bottom of the bowl which helps it from slipping away. This is a really good feature when Eddie is lapping up the water really fast as it stops the bowl from moving across our floor and stops the water being splashed all over the place. I find this bowl really easy to clean too. I have had other metal bowls for water for my cat that seem to collect a line of limescale around them after a while when you leave water in them making it look horrible and not very hygienic either but this one doesn't suffer from that which is great and we have not had to replace it since we have had it.
The 22cm bowl cost me £5.99 which I think is a good price for a good bowl.
My little cat Simba is, depending on your point of view, a real character or a prize pain in the rear. If there is a difficult or awkward way to do something then he will find it. Take drinking water, any normal cat would walk up to the bowl and then stick their head in the bowl and take a drink. This is of course far too easy for my little ginger friend who prefers to drag the bowl towards him when he gets close to it making the water spill all over the place. Cue the purchase of the Trixie bowl with a rubber ring around the base.
The bowl comes in 3 sizes, I chose the middle sized bowl which is 17cm in diameter and holds up to 0.9 liters of water, in reality I do not fill it to the top but it contains more than enough water for my two cats for a day before I need to refill or change the water. The fact that it is a wide bowl makes a difference as cats can be reluctant to put their faces into a bowl which is narrow as they hate their whiskers touching against the sides, both cats have been happy to use this bowl.
The thing that makes this bowl different from other bowls out there is the rubber ring on the base and this does make it harder for Simba to drag the bowl around but not totally impossible. I am actually thinking of getting a second bowl like this as Shadow ends up pushing his food bowl around as he eats and has occasion toppled it so it would solve this problem. The fact it is a shallow bowl makes it hard to tip over like my clumsy Simba likes to do.
The bowl is stainless steel which I like as it will last for a very long time, plastic bowls tend to get scratched and need replacing but this one looks good as new after a couple of months of use. It is easy to rinse out and give it a quick clean in the sink.
The Trixie bowl with rubber ring is a good buy at £3.49 due to its non slip base and lone life.
Attractive and easy to clean stainless steel pet bowl from Trixie non-slip