Since Joey came to live with us over thirteen years ago we have accumulated several bowls for his food and water. Some have been thrown away as we have replaced them but others have lasted well.
I find that the stainless steel pet bowls are generally the best in terms of longevity.
Joey has four or five of this type of stainless steel bowls (I keep three out, two for water and one for food) which are in different sizes. Two of these bowls are non-slip.
Joey doesn't move his food bowls around too much unless he is particularly hungry but non-slip bowls do work quite well and are a good idea. Some dogs do tend to move a bowl around the room at a good pace!
I use a large bowl (not non-slip) and one medium bowl for Joey’s water; I always keep two stainless steel bowls filled with water for my westie. My dog is fed with complete dry food and dry food means a dog will drink more water. Because of this it’s handy to have a large bowl which has the capacity to hold a large amount of water.
In my opinion you really can’t go far wrong with a stainless steel bowl for your canine friend. I think that even the more cheaper bowls made of this material usually last for a very long time.
And not only do they last well but they are hygienic, being very easy to clean. These bowls are dishwasher safe. I prefer to wash Joey’s bowls by hand and find they are simple to clean and disinfect. If the bowl has becoming quite mucky then I soak it for a while in warm soapy water and then a rinse will remove any remaining dog food. Mind you Joey is a great help in cleaning bowls as he usually licks them clean!
Stainless steel feeding/water bowls are lightweight which means that they are ideal to take with you if you are travelling with your pooch.
In my opinion the Pets at Home stainless steel dog bowl looks good and is a very practical accessory for your pooch.
I love gadget things and if they are gadget thinngs for my dogs then that is even better!!!
My dogs feed out of metal bowls only. I tried ceramic bowls but they got picked uo and smashed, plastic ones got chewed into little peices so metal it was!!
I then found the problem of the dogs, especially my Labrador chasing the bowl around the room as she licked every last bit out of the bowl, even when there was nothing left she still licked and licked. She isn't the slowest of eaters either so the bowl and the Labrador tended to race around the room. Not too much a of a problem if there was no one to trip up but along with the bowl and dog around the room came the trail of slobber. Anyone with dogs will know all about the slobber!
So when I saw this in Pets at home I thought it would be my troubles answered.
It is basically a metal bowl with rubber coating on the bottem to give it some grip so it doesnt end up racing around the floor!
Does it work, well not that much really. It would be fine for a dog who took their time in eating and so didn't cause the bowl to race around but the Lab really cant be gentle and I think even if it was screwed down she would still get it free and chase it around!
It is more expensive that normal metal bowls, a plain metal bowl is about £3-£12 depending on size and this bowl will range from £5-£15.
I'm not sure I would pay the extra again for the bit of rubber as it did not work that well for my dog but it may do for a less extravengant dog!!
When I separated from my husband I sadly had to leave our Border Collie Jess with him as I was moving into a rented accommodation where I was not supposed to have pets. Despite this fact I do have Jess sometimes when I am off work for a few days as I feel that it is important that she is getting some company and as I have a couple of days off in the week I do try to have her with me.
For this reason I obviously needed to get some things for her for when she was at my house and my point of call for pet produce is always pets at home as I just feel they always have a vast array of things all under one roof which saves trips to other stores.
I purchased the stainless steel non-slip dog bowl for her food and water bowls as she seems to have a bit of a habit of shoving her dish around a little bit when she eats. The non slip element of the bowl sounded great as I have a laminate floor down in my kitchen.
The bowls can be bought in a few sizes and these are as follows:
I purchased two of the medium bowls as I felt this was adequate for Jess's needs but I would advise you to have a look at the bowls to judge for yourself. The medium bowls for us are a great size for Jess.
The bowl has a rubber non-slip bowl and so far we haven't had any spillages at all. I have noticed that when Jess is at my house she eats much better than what she used to do when I lived with my husband. Whenever he was around she would growl or dive in her dish as I think she was thinking she was the boss of him and was trying to put him in his place. She knows who is the boss between me and her though and so we don't seem to have the diving in to the dish event anymore! I would think that if she did dive into the dish it may be likely to tip as they don't weigh much at all but we haven't had that problem.
The dishes are really easy to clean after use and apparently are even dish washer safe. I don't have a dish washer but hot water does the job great and the bowls are still looking like new. The dishes are really light weight and so you could easily transport them if you were taking your dog to the beach or something like that. You would not need to worry that they might break either which is good.
I really do recommend these bowls as I think they are good quality, well made and a reasonable price. Jess has no issues in eating or drinking from them and so they get a full five stars from us!
Thank you for reading my review!
For years I was using nice cheap plastic bowls from which to feed my dogs, but over time they became scratched from the dogs teeth scrapping that last little morsel of food out and eventually they looked quite scruffy. The dogs were also always chasing the bowl around the floor as they tried to eat their food because there were no rubber feet to prevent slippage. I did contemplate using a heavyweight earthenware bowl which would have provided more weight to 'fix' the bowl to the floor, but I wasn't sure how dishwasher proof they would be.
So in the end, I started looking at the variety of stainless steel bowls that are on the market, but again, I could imagine my dogs chasing these around the floor at feeding time because there were no feet on the bottom to anchor it in position. Then I came across these Pets at Home non-slip stainless steel dog bowls.
So what's so special about these? Well for a start being bright stainless steel, it is not going to rust, no matter how much you scratch or knock it. But more importantly it has a rubber ring around the base to 'anchor' it in position and to stop it sliding around the floor (hence the non-slip name), and this does work particularly well with my dogs during feeding time, although they still manage to move the bowl around slightly, only not as fast as before. A little tip here is to wipe the rubber ring before you put the bowl with food in it down. I found that over time, dust and dirt got impregnated into the ring and this reduced the effectiveness and grippiness of the ring onto the floor. A quick wipe with a damp cloth around the bottom on a regular basis seemed to cure a lot of this and maintained the grippiness of the rubber.
The bowl itself comes in 3 different sizes - the small is 16.5 cm diameter and 6.2 cm deep, the medium is 21.3 cm by 6.5 cm deep and the large is 29 cm by 8.8 cm deep. Price wise they are currently selling for £2.99, £3.99 and £4.99 respectively from Pets at Home. Currently I have 2 of the large ones to feed my animals and they do feel quite sturdy and well made.
One of the good things I find with using these stainless steel bowls is that you can just put it in the dishwasher to give it a really good clean with no problems, particulallry useful when my dogs have a mixture of dried and tinned food. I was worried about the rubber ring around the bottom, but after going through countless washes on the intensive hot pot wash setting on my dishwasher, the rings still hold true to the bowl.
In summary, I can't fault them, where I consider these to be towards the upper end of the stainless steel dog bowl quality ladder. They do 'anchor' fairly well to the floor with the rubber ring and are easily cleaned in a dishwasher.
So a definite 5 star recommendation.
If my mums going to be out for the day I quite often pop to hers on my lunch break to let the dog stretch her legs in the garden and to top up her water. As my lunch only lasts an hour I was most disgruntled to be greeted with soggy socks as I stepped through the kitchen door because the family pooch had tipped its bowl over.
After spending a few of my lunch hours mopping up the mess and refilling the bowl only for my mum to come home to the same thing. Whilst in Pets at Home I spotted these non tip dishes that claimed to be the answer to my problems. At £4.99 for a medium sized dish I decided it would be worth a try if it meant I didn't have to go back to work again with wet feet. A smaller version is available for £2.99 and a larger version for £7.99.
The bowl itself is stainless steel and has a rubber base to prevent your dog from being able to tip it over because it doesn't move when pushed across the floor or nudges by a paw.
So this bowl has been in use for a few months now and I am happy to report that my socks have stayed clean and dry except for the odd spot that seems the leap over the rim if knocked hard enough.
My mum actually bought another one of these for her food and although not quite as successful at keeping its contents in because she tends to flick food up into the air and the sides aren't that high, it still stops her having to chase her bowls across the kitchen floor whilst trying to eat her dinner.
Although fairly easy and straightforward to clean, I have found that over time the rubber has got little nicks in it and the much seem to sit between the rubber and the steel of the bowl which is quite unsightly especially on the food bowl.
The bowls are therefore in need of replacement but I will definitely be getting the same product again because I don't miss that cold wet feeling under my toes.
Pets at Home Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl
If you have read my previous review I bought some lovely ceramic bowls, which I really liked but I bought them in too small a size for my larger breed puppy. A rookie mistake and I have since been buying him others. I went in to Pet's At Home with the attention of buying a bigger version of the ceramic bowls and then discovered that they didn't have any left, so I bought these stainless steel bowls instead.
This bowl is non-slip and it has a rubber ring round its bottom to keep it from moving around the floor and this does work well. My puppy tends to give his bowls a good hard work out at supper time and this bowl does hold its position well during this rigours inspection just in case any little morsel of food escaped him.
I have been using this bowl for my puppy's water as well as food and sadly this hasn't been the best choice of bowl for him, although it doesn't slip around the floor it does tip over a bit too easily. I have a heavy footed, big pawed, pup who often stands in his water dish, walks into it, decides to lie down nearly on top of it and it has on more than one occasion tipped it over spilling water everywhere.
Another drawback to using this steel bowl is that you can't just pop it into the microwave. I have to use a different bowl to heat his food in and then transfer it to this bowl. It just makes it that bit more hard work.
On the plus side these bowls are much lighter to carry around with you. When we take him places for the afternoon, usually to visit friends of family I like to go prepared and taking and packing these bowls is much lighter than having to lug around the heavy ceramic bowls.
Personally, I think these bowls don't look as decorative or as nice as the ceramic versions, they are very simple looking. However, this isn't necessarily a negative point just not my personal taste.
I bought the large sized stainless steel non-slip dog bowl for £4.99 from Pet's At Home. If these bowls work for you then the price would be good value for money.
I think these are pretty simple and average bowls that deserve nothing more or less than three out of five stars.
We have recently decorated the lobby area of our flat, we haven't done a great deal - we've just given the walls a lick of paint and we've put new lino down, but the old, plastic dog bowls that belonged to our beloved dog Tara had to go. Not only did I regularly kick them across the lobby during the morning rush to work, but they were pretty unsightly, so off we popped to Pets at Home in search of a replacement.
We were looking for a dog bowl that was quite plain, we wanted it to look neutral and I was also keen to stay away from plastic - because not only does it look cheap, but things have a habit of spilling out of plastic dog bowls.
The Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl stood out from the others. This bowl seemed to meet all of our specifications - is non-slip due to the rubber base (so we wouldn't be cleaning up mess) and it's made from stainless steel (so it would blend in with our newly painted walls and lino).
You can purchase this bowl on-line from the Pets at Home website (www.petsathome.com) or from the store directly (they are located up and down the country).
You can buy this bowl in three sizes - small, medium and large and I was quite surprised when I saw the cost, they I think they are very reasonably priced. The small bowl is £2.99, the medium one is £3.99 and the large bowl is £4.99. This particular bowl is suitable for both food and drink - so we bought two - one for food and one for water.
Tara has been using these bowls for about four months now and so far we've not had any issues with them. They are easy to clean (soap and water usually does the trick) and they don't seem to slip when Tara eats and drinks (so we've not had to clean up any mess).
The bowl itself is quite sturdy, it feels well made and looks expensive next to the other dog bowls. However I must admit, Tara has been known to move the bowl around with her nose on occasion so they're not that sturdy!
I think Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl is a great buy - looks good, it's reasonably priced and it does the job it was intended to do well. I also like the fact that it's available in three different sizes, so this means it caters for all doggies, no matter how big or how small they may be.
I recommend this product to all dog owners. Five stars.
Our collie dog lives outdoors and we find it really hard to get a dog bowl that will actually last more than a few months. They all seem to get run over with cars! Which is why I am always on the look out for something that will last a bit longer. Even it that means costing a little bit more!
This immediately attracted my attention because it is stainless steel and even if it was bent out of shape this dog bowl was not going to crack and become useless. Its actually quite large and suited our big dog too. It cost 12 euro for the large one that would suit a larger dog like mine. There were sizes available in small and medium too. They could be used for cats as well as dogs. There was cheaper stainless steel dog bowls available but to me this seemed like the most robust.
The bowl itself is meant to be non-tip which actually means it has a rubber grip on its base which stops the bowl from tipping over or moving about the floor. This never really concerned me because my dog eats outside so I wasnt concerned about a mess but I could see this as being essential to people who have their dogs indoors. They do have a tendency to knock bowls over and this can easily be done even with a stainless steel bowl.
There is a bit of weight in this but I have seen my dog move it. I would have expected it to be heavier for stainless steel but its nice not to strain yourself feeding the dogs! It can be used for water or food. It has been used by my dog for the past 7 months and there are no signs or rust. In fact it looks as good as the day we bought it!
I would highly recommend this bowl to pet owners who are sick of messy eaters spilling food around the house or if you just want a good durable bowl for your pooches.
Anyone who has a dog will remember that big shop they did a few weeks or maybe days if it was like us before getting their puppy/dog home. My mum and I took a trip to Pets at Home before we brought Poppy and Coco home the following day. We went into the store with a massive list of the essentials that we would need, one of which happened to be a water bowl.
The Stainless Steel Non-Tip Non-Slip Embossed Feeding Bowl for Dogs is the easy to clean way to feed your dog.
*About the Product*
The non slip dog bowl is made from durable stainless steel and is suitable for water. This non-rusting bowl is easy to clean and has a rubber non slip padded base to keep the bowl in place. It is the perfect hardwearing classic down bowl for messy feeders.
*Price and Availability*
Pets at Home Small Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl can be found on the shelves of, you guessed it, Pets at Home. They are pretty well stocked but if you are unable to get your hands on one in store, you can buy it online from www.petsathome.com.
This stainless steel non-tip dog bowl is available for the following prices:
I think that these are very reasonable prices and was definitely willing to pay this price for a water bowl as it is not just an essential item but inexpensive and good quality.
The packaging: There isn't any! Happy days. I hate wasted packaging on unnecessary products like this therefore I was thrilled to see that the bowl wasn't wrapped in plastic, simply sat on the shelf.
The Bowl: This is a stainless steel bowl which is finished with a rubber padded base on the bottom. This base prevents the bowl from being tipped over whilst your dog is having a drink of water. The bowl itself is pretty non-descript. It is a simple stainless steel bowl with no patterns and distinguishing features.
Is this bowl the easy to clean way to feed your dog? Well, I actually use this bowl for water but I see absolutely no reason why it wouldn't also be perfect for feeding your dog and the fact that the bowl stays put means that it would indeed be a relatively clean way to do so.
Is this bowl easy to clean? Pets at Home Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl is true to its word when it says that it is a bowl that is very easy to clean. All you need to do is to wash it up as though you would anything else. Soap and water is sufficient to scrub it up to look as good as new in a matter of minutes.
Does the non slip rubber base keep the bowl in place? The padded rubber base keeps the bowl from tipping over and unlike bowl that just have a rubber trim, it also keeps it in pretty much the same place. Fantastic for those times when you have been on a nice walk and the dogs come back wanting to rehydrate themselves in a fairly wild manner.
So, is it really the perfect hardwearing classic down bowl for messy dogs? In my opinion, yes it most certainly is. Pets At Home Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl is perfect for Poppy and Coco. The non-slip padded base has prevented spillages on a daily basis. I really do not know how many hours I would have spent clearing up the water they would have knocked over had we bought a cheaper alternative. Maybe our kitchen would have turned into a swimming pool by now.
Sizes: Pets at Home Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl is available in a small, medium and large. The dimensions are as follows:
Small: 16.5 x 16.5 x 6.2cm
Medium: 21.3 x 21.3 x 6.5cm
Large: 29 x 29 x 8.8cm
How Long Does It Usually Last? If you clean it adequately and frequently, I don't see any reason why Pets at Home Small Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl won't last you as long as a good few years. Poppy and Coco are now 3 years old and we are only on own second water bowl and this was out of choice rather than the fact that it needed replacing.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
Pets at Home Small Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl is a great product which fulfils its requirements as a water bowl for my pooches perfectly therefore I would certainly recommend it to other dog owners that are looking for a reasonably priced bowl which doesn't tip water out everywhere when your dogs want a drink. But be aware that it doesn't work miracles and stop the dribbles.
Pets at Home Small Stainless Steel Non-Slip Dog Bowl is an excellent product that is durable, hardwearing and easy to clean. Add to that its low cost I would say that this water bowl (which can also be used for food if preferred) for my dogs is an excellent purchase. If you also buy this product, I very much doubt that you'll be disappointed.