“ Manufacturer: Pets at Home / Type: Dogs Water Bottle „
Especially during the summer months it's important to have a drink of water to hand if you're taking your dog on a long walk. I picked up this water bottle for my dog because it appeared very useful with the addition of a tray to tip the water in, and at £3 from the store Pets at Home, it was worth trying out.
The entire product is made from plastic and although I wouldn't say it's very robust, it does appear to be perfectly durable so long as you treat it with care. The bottle is of a good size. The product dimensions are H39 x W6 x D5cm. For my medium sized dog, there are three good drinks in there on a hot day with a little bit left to spare. He drinks until satisfied and it covers our two hour walks perfectly.
The bottle unscrews from the lid that is fixed to the blue tray part of the product. Once filled with water, just screw it back into the lid firmly and fold it snugly into the tray for carrying. I personally just carry this in my hand for the entire walk but there is a clip attached which allows you to hang it on your rucksack or wherever. I tried to hang it from a loop on my jeans but it was far too bulky swinging about as I walked.
When your dog wants a drink, just tip the water into the tray and he/she can lap it up as normal. If there is any left over you can tip it back into the bottle via a bottom corner of the tray if you wish. I have read more than one review that states if this product isn't held upright it will leak, even though Pets at Home state that this product is designed to avoid leaks and spills. I have not experienced this personally, mainly due to the fact that I have it upright in hand from the moment I step out the door, plus I'm a bit OCD about screwing lids on things so I'm always certain they are completely secure, so for me the product works perfectly as advertised and I'm very happy with this purchase.
My travelling dog water bottle was not a purchase, it was an inheritance. My dog Ollie is a rescue dog, and when his previous owner said her very emotional goodbyes to him, she showered me with many of his favourite toys and equipment. The water bottle was pushed into my hand at the very last minute as Ollie jumped into my (extremely hot) car and we drove off into the distance.
At the time I really had no idea what to do with it - as a beginner dog owner I didn't realise how hot and dehydrated dogs can become, but I soon realised that it is one of the handiest pieces of doggie equipment that I own.
The bottle itself is made out of white flexible plastic and holds around 1 pint of water. The lid is a grey plastic screw lid and is attached to a blue plastic trough, made out of a far more rigid material. When full the trough can easily hold the entire pint of water, and it is designed to be wider at the bottom end to facilitate drinking. The lid is on a hinge, so that the bottle can either lie down inside the trough for carrying around, or be raised at right angles to the trough.
To carry water around with you on hot days, you simply fill the bottle and tighten the cap. The whole thing fits neatly together and is nearly 26cm long. Unscrewing the bottle from the cap releases the pressure, and a gentle squeeze will force water into the trough, where the dog drinks. The bottle stays attached to the trough, so if the dog drinks fast, you just squeeze harder and release more water. If the dog doesn't want to drink much then nothing is wasted and it is still in the bottle for later.
~~Carrying the bottle around~~
The blue trough is shaped - a bit like a mummy's sarcophagus , so that you can carry it around with ease and get a good grip with your hand. There is also a grey plastic hook on the top of the trough so that you can attach it to a belt, but I never carry it around like this as it bangs really annoyingly against my thigh, leaking water all down my leg and leaving a rather obvious and embarrassing stain.
~~Is it any good?~~
For a cheap pet accessory, I think this is very good value. Ollie is a Cocker Spaniel, and his long snout is ideally shaped for drinking from the trough. I have to say that I think a Boxer or anything else with a squashed-type face may have a bit of trouble reaching the water, but I haven't had the opportunity to try this out yet.
The weather has only been very hot for a couple of days since I got Ollie, and I took the bottle in the car and on long walks. Every time Ollie was pleased to have a drink and it stopped his tongue hanging out quite so much. I always hold the trough for him as it is quite light and he would probably tip it over if I put it on the ground. I lift it up and hold it as he laps away, and everybody is quite content.
I find it easy to carry around and handy to take with me on hot days. I usually throw it into the car if Ollie is inside - just incase I am stuck in a traffic jam or delayed. I have not yet seen anything else that is a better design or which provides a more sensible answer for hot and thirsty dogs. I am reducing my score to 4 stars because of the way it can sometimes leak when I carry it around, but otherwise it comes highly recommended.
I have seen many of these water dispensers on sale - all exactly like mine at Pound shops, larger stores and pet supermarkets. The highest price that I have seen is £3.50.
I bought this bottle for when we take our dogs to the beach thinking that it was a great idea however I actually didn't really think it through and for our dogs this was actually useless.
Our dogs don't go on walks everyday due to the health of my younger dog so when we do take then out they go for long runs and we always make sure we take water with us for them.
The bottle cost me £2.99 I think and I thought this was a great price and the bottle would be great for us. The bottle is made of plastic which is attached to a piece of blue plastic which acts as a trough for the water.
To use the bottle you unscrew the lid and fill it with water, screw the lid back on and then the bottle sits inside the plastic trough. The bottle has a piece of thick blue twine on it in a loop so that you can place it around your wrist when you are out walking your dogs. The bottle did leak a little but as it is only water and it is only a small amount I didn't really have a problem with it.
The bottle is easy to use and my dogs understood the idea of it and how to use it however it didn't work for them as they get so excited that they just ended up knocking the trough and getting the water all over. We tried restraining our dogs whilst they drank but it was simply a lost cause with them as they are so clumsy and so we have gone back to the usual 2 litre bottle of water and a dog bowl with us.
The idea is a good one and it would maybe work for our dogs if it were bigger but then of course if it was bigger then it would be heavier to carry around so I think this simply is not a good idea with my dogs.
After reading a review by Drewster Rooster on the pets at home water bottle with dispenser I went straight out to buy one for my dog as I was seriously impressed by the review and the sound of the product too. My dog is almost ten and a border collie....the problem is that she still thinks she is a puppy when we are out and about and when she is off the lead she will run and run and run until she is literally knackered, and I think even then she might still have another go if I threw the Frisbee again! As a result she is always panting quite heavily after a walk and I thought it would be a wonderful idea to be able to give her a drink whilst we were out and about to help her cool down a bit.
The product comes from pets at home and is selling at the moment for just two pounds which I think is a brilliant price. The actual product is a plastic water bottle which is attached in to a small blue trough which can be used to pour the water in to and serves as a make shift dish for your dog to drink from whilst you are out.
The bottle lifts up out of the trough but the lid is still attached so you need to unscrew the bottle from the lid and then you can fill it with water and then screw it back on and push it back in to the trough part so that you are ready for your walk. The plastic trough does have a little grey clip on it which I am presuming is so you can clip it somewhere whilst you are out walking but I am not sure where you would clip it so I tend to just carry it in my hand.
Now the water bottle and trough is not huge by any means and of course you wouldn't really want it to be as you need to carry it with you as you are out walking but I would say if you were taking your dog out in the car or something it would be just as well to pack a large pop bottle of water and a normal bowl for them to drink out of as it would last the whole day. For our walks though this water bottle provides enough water to put Jess on until we get back home and so I am happy to use it.
Initially Jess was very unsure about using the water trough and was backing off from it when we tried it at home and so my son and I had to pretend to use it to get her interested-the things we do for our pets! As soon as she saw it was nothing to be afraid of she was happy to have a drink as long as I held it up for her rather than placed it on the ground! As she is now used to drinking from the trough she is more than happy to have a drink from it when we are out and about walking and I think she really appreciates having a drink on the move during a hot day.
I have had a few issues with the bottle leaking but this isn't every time I have used it and I do now try and keep it as upright as possible as well as screwing the bottle to the lid as much as possible and so as far as I am concerned this has been an excellent buy for just a couple of pounds! I would certainly recommend still getting one for your dog if only to use it whilst out walking on particularly hot days where they get hot and bothered much more quickly. You can buy the product in pets at home stores or you can also order it online for delivery should you wish to.
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I have a friend who now has limited mobility and so I like to go and visit her whenever possible to ensure that her dog gets a nice long walk at least once a week. I thoroughly enjoy my time with Max who is a little delight to walk, however, it's on these long walks that I realise just how out of breath he can get. When browsing in Pets At Home for items for our kitten I come across this water bottle and realised that it would be fantastic for my dog walking days. The current price of this item, instore and online at www.petsathome.co.uk is £3 and I believe this is what I paid for this back in 2010.
This bottle is quite a clever idea really. It's is a bottle that is attached to a rectangular plastic tray. The bottle is held on to the tray and there is a large plastic clip that I usually attach to the handle of one of Max's rope leads. I find that it's best to keep this upright or it will leak from time to time, not a huge amount, but this is always an annoyance. The bottle is nice and robust and survives lots of knocks and scrapes while we are out walking.
I must say that this bottle is incredibly easy to use, just screw it and then release the water. The tray is not huge but fortunately the main dog that I use this for, Max, is an ankle biter anyway so he doesn't complain at all! The tray serves it's purpose but as it's quite lightweight it really needs to be held in place to ensure it doesn't tip over. Max is always very well behaved when I walk him, which is maybe down to his gratefulness, he'll always go nice and slow when having a drink, however, if you had a very thirsty larger dog it's fair to say this tray would get knocked over almost instantly and therefore this would be a total waste of time.
This bottle and tray has been fantastic for me & Max on our walks and it's great to know that I can run along with him and when he's tired at the end of our trek I can give him some refreshment before doing it all over again to get back home again. I've found this to be a fantastic idea when we are out but I do feel this product has flaws, obviously as I've already mentioned, it does leak sometimes so it's not ideal for storing in your car or anywhere when it's full. Also, this is really just designed for very calm or very small dogs, how calm is your dog when thirsty? All I can think is about my sisters dog who slops water all over the floor and I just know that this wouldn't be suitable for her to use at all.
While I love the idea of this product and it's been fantastic for myself and Max on our walks I'm not rating it particularly high. The price is reasonable and the bottle is robust enough. Like any other bottle of this style you're going to need a bottle brush to really give it a good clean. The plastic is flexible but still robust enough to survive the many jolts it gets when we are out walking.
If you are looking for a way to hold water for your dog then out for a walk then I would suggest this to you, however, you need to be aware of it's flaws and be prepared for these. When I've had to take my kitten to the vet I've used this on two occasions so she can have a drink while we are in the waiting room with no problem at all. If this product didn't leak and came in a variety of sizes I can see it being a lot more appealing to the mass market of pet owners!
I am a regular hiking with my dogs and my boyfriend and generally cover about 15 miles per trip. Walking in all weathers we need to carry a vast amount of water with us for ourselves and for the dogs. Having three large dogs myself, and my boyfriend having a large dog there is a lot of water to take with us!
We have tried every kind of watering technique for them and this tem being one of them.
I must admit for what we wanted this was not good.
Firstly it does not carry a great deal of water and so a little pointless secondly when you pour it out the container is so small that it was only really My Mali would could get her tounge in it. They all seem to like sharing their drinking bowl, well all but the Mali who guards her drinking place(!), this was not possible at all with this item.
Now coming onto pouring the water out, this was a bit odd as the whole thing needed to be turned upside down and the "Bowl" used the unscrew the top!
We went back to our collapsable bowls and old bottles for their drinking water. The bowl on this item just took up space and was not useful.
I must admit though that the bottle never leaked which is more than I can say for some old bottles we use.
It is a very difficult problem to solve in how to economically take water and bowls for dogs drinking water when you are trying to save space.
Ultimately I am looking for a doggy bladder like we use for hiking, anyone know of one!
To not be too unkind to this item, if you have a small dog and are ither just going a short way or travelling a short way or are using this for emergency water ten I dont see a problem. but if you have lots of large dogs and need lots of water dont get this.
It doesn't leak though to has a plus there!
We have 2 rottweilers that love a good 'walkies' on a nice day. If the weather is good, a walk along the beach or in the woods goes down well with the dogs and us as a family. When we are trekking through the local woods, the dogs will run and run until they drop and taking water is a must for us.
This travel bottle and dispenser is a bargain £3 at your local pets at home store and comes with a clip that can be used to attach it to your clothes on these walks.
The bottle itself is a opaque white plastic that is maleable and unclips from the base of the 'dispenser'. The dispenser its made of a dark blue plastic that is rigid and does not have the ability to be maleable at all. When being transported or stored, the bottle retracts into the dispenser for ease of movement.
To use the product, you simply unclip the base of the bottle, fill with water and clip the base to the upright bottle. When you need the contraption, simply unscrew the water bottle and fill the dispenser. Now the bottle contains aprox 500mls water and is about 20-25cm high. The dispenser is roughly the same length and about 10cm wide. Now to let 2 rottweilers drink out of a dispenser 10cm wide is a massacre. A massacre of water that is. With one of thier tongues lapping at the water, there is overspill to say the least, and i would only say that half of the amount is actually ingested. Now 250mls of water between 2 dogs isnt an awful lot be fair, and once full, these carriers are hevy when hanging off a belt strap.
It may be a bias review as i have 2 large dogs, and this product may be more suited to smaller dogs, whose mouthes and tongues are a little smaller. But for me, it doesnt seem to fit purpose. For us to have enough water sufficient for our boys, i would look like i had a ammunition right around my waist.
For £3 for a smaller dog, this system would be really effective, but not so much for us.
3/5 for me!
After many long thirsty walks we needed a convinent way of giving Rufus a drink whilst we were out to stop him drinking from dirty puddles and possibly having a stomach upset. We picked this up from pets at home for £2, somewhat of a bargin, but beware as I have seen people reselling these on ebay for nearer £5 plus p+p!
Basically this is a nifty little contraption; a water bottle which can be screwed into a tray (you have to unscrew and detached it every thime you want to refill or clean it), when screwed in it is attached to a pressure sensitve valve on the bottle to stop unwanted water coming out. To use you stand the water bottle up in the tray via it's hinge and squeeze the bottle. This does require quite a lot of pressure so there is no danger of leaking, unless of course you sit on it.... ( no explanation nessasary!)... and apart from this one occasion has never leaked. The water flows out into the tray when you sqeeze the bottle and so your dog can drink from it.
One negative thing about the bottle and tray is that it doesn't stand up on it's own, so you have to hold the bottle the whole time whilst your dog is drinking. But apart form this one thing the bottle and tray is brilliant and will keep your dog well hydrated during its outdoor adventures.
When you are travelling with a dog it is sometimes a bit like preparing a trip with a baby - dogs have needs that need to be met and they like to be pampered and cared for during travel just as much as we do. It is the same when you are taking them for walks - especially long ones. Our local park is a bit of a trek and you can guarantee that our German Shepherd will want to have a drink (naturally). I couldn't really take out a bottle of water and his bowl each time we take him out but I always make sure I have a spare sports bottle type of water with me so I can give him a drink. However, a trip to Pets At Home for some dog and cat food led to all our drinking outdoors problems being solved.
On the shelf we came across the Pets At Home Dog Water Bottle and Dispenser. It was priced up at £2.00 and I snapped one up straight away as it is meant for giving your dog a drink when travelling or on long walks. It consists of a clear bottle and a little blue rubber bowl. It is a very simple design.
The first time I used this I didn't think about the bottle properly and I just slipped it in my pocket with the rubber bowl (the bottle lid is attached to the bowl) and off we went for our walk. On the walk I felt like my coat pocket was wet and sure enough (much to my husband and daughter's amusement) the water bottle had leaked because it was on a slanted angle. It seems that to ensure this doesn't leak it has to remain in an upright position despite Pets At Home stating that it is leak proof - wrong but then what was I expecting for £2.00?
The bottle itself is not huge, it is about 500ml I think. Even with water in, it is not too heavy and doesn't hinder you in any way when you are carrying it when you are out and about. In fact neither myself or husband ever really notice carrying it.
The bowl is also very lightweight but because it is so lightweight, it moves all over the place when you are giving your dog a drink - Ben spent the first minute of trying to drink it chasng it around the on the path! I found it is best and easiest to just hold it in place whilst your dog has a drink as you can make sure they are getting all the drink they need rather than watching it slop out over the side as your dog struggles to get it to stay in one place.
It is really easy to clean - just a bit of warm soapy water is all you will need with this product but if you do use warm soapy water make sure it is thoroughly rinsed out before giving it to your dog to use again.
All in all I really like this product aside from a couple of problems with it. I do think it was easily worth the £2.00 and it is a much better idea of giving your dog a drink rather than squirting water in their mouths from a sports bottle! One of the things I dislike about this product is the way the bottle lid is connected to the actual bowl. It makes things very awkward as well as difficult when filling the bottle up and trying to screw the lid shut. Other than that, the leaking if on its side and having to hold it whilst Ben is drinking I can live with.
Highly recomended with 4 DooYoo stars.
Pets at Home Dog Water Bottle with Dispenser
It was my husband that picked this up from Pet's At Home on one of our regular shopping trips. Up until then I had been using a regular water bottle and a plastic bowl whenever I went anywhere that I thought the pup would require a drink of water. This bottle as the picture above shows is a pretty simple design and a very useful idea as long as it is used properly.
It does have the ability to stand upright which is great because this way it won't leak. However, for car journeys and things it will fall over so I tend to leave it on its side and this is when I have had leaks. It doesn't leak every time I have used it but it has made some messes. The last trip to the vet's I filled this and left it down at my feet at the passenger's side and when I got back to the car there was water everywhere.
One of the things that I have found is that because the bottle lid is attached to the bowl it can be a bit tricky to screw a full bottle of water in place without spilling any, but I usually do this over the sink.
Even when full this doesn't weigh too much as it is a relatively small water bottle. It means that it is easy to put into a back pack and take with you on walks. But be warned make sure it is stood upright so the water can be used for your dog rather than washing out the insides of your back pack.
The bowl part is made out of light weight plastic so when giving my pup a drink I usually hold on to this or hold it on the ground while he drinks. The bowl is very easily knocked over and the bottle doesn't hold a huge amount of water so with a larger puppy I don't usually want to waste much to make sure that he has plenty for later.
This is easy to clean, but I wouldn't be confident putting it in the dishwasher instead hot soapy water seems to do the trick.
This was really cheap, ours cost £2 from Pet's At Home. However, it does look and feel cheap. I doubt very much that this bottle and bowl will last for years to come.
Overall, I do like the idea of this but I think that my previous solution of bottle and plastic bowl worked better and at least I didn't worry about it spilling and making a mess of everywhere. I am cautiously going to give this a pretty average three out of five stars, it is a great idea but maybe could have been better designed.
Sometimes it's the simplest of ideas which are the most useful and the subject of this review is one such 'invention' which has come in handy on more than one occasion yet its concept and design is remarkably simple. Dog owners will be familiar with the ritual of taking our pampered pooches out for long walks and enjoying their company on car journeys and like their human owners they get thirsty. What would you usually do? Carry a water bottle and drinking bowl around in the car? Wait until you get home before Fido is able to have a long, cool drink? That's what we used to do until we spotted this item for sale in Pets at Home; The Water Bottle with Dispenser.
For just £2.99 in store this is an unassuming item and comes exactly as illustrated above. It is simply a plastic bottle which is held by a plastic pin to a shallow 'bowl' and comes supplied with a handy clip. The bowl is shaped in such a way that the bottle fits exactly into place but is not overly large or cumbersome. Dimensions wise the bottle measures 39cm in length and around 5cm in width and the bowl slightly larger and measuring approximately 6cm in depth and once the bottle is filled with water it sits in place until needing to be unclipped to allow water to be poured into the bowl for your thirsty dog.
This, as you can imagine has been invaluable especially during the warmer summer months when we have been out with our dog and we always carry it in our car when we are on long journeys. The bottle does not leak or spill, has a screw top lid and fits snugly in place and weighs the same as any other plastic water bottle. The inclusion of the bowl makes this a clever little item and is a suitable receptacle for holding water in place either on the ground or floor of your car.
Once empty the bottle simply clicks back into place within the bowl and is ready to be re-filled once back home or next time you are out and about with your dog.
The only negative point I could possibly raise with this is that the bowl isn't especially big so if you have a large breed of dog he or she wouldn't be able to lap up a long drink, however, if you are like us and you have a smaller breed dog (we have a Yorkshire Terrier) then this is the ideal size for them.
All in all this is a WYSIWYG product (what you see is what you get), a simple idea but very, very effective. It isn't especially glamorous, the colour of the bottle and bowl aren't particularly attractive and at the time of our purchase only came in the blue and grey combination however it has been used dozens of times and is ideal for what it was designed for.
I have no reason to deduct any stars from my rating, so the Pets at Home Water Bottle with Dispenser receives a perfect 5/5 rating and comes highly recommended. It can be found in store or online and currently retails for £2.99.
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