One of my cats’ more annoying habits is there feverish attempts to cover up their food when they’ve finished. I’ve never understood whether they are covering it up because they want to save it for later, if they just don’t want their sister to have it or whether they just realised it tastes disgusting. This “covering up” exercise involves them scratching at the floor all around their bowls to try and locate *anything* that can be moved to cover up the food. In the early days included tipping feeding mats and the plastic bowls sitting on them, over. So it became obvious quite quickly that a more robust bowl was required.
When I spotted these bowls in Poundland I snapped two up. For £1, they seemed very decent quality and more than up to the task. The ceramic is quite thick (3-4mm) and the bowls themselves are quite heavy. The bowls measure around 12cm across and they are 4cm tall approximately. The fact that these are actually dog bowls, (mine are decorated with dog bones (!) ) is not enough to put the cats off one bit. That said, they certainly aren’t oversized for cats – I tend to feed half - 3/4 a pouch at a time to my cats and it doesn’t look silly or lost in there. If you were buying as a dog bowl, they would only really be suited to small dogs in my opinion.
They wash good-as-new even after around a year, and still have a shine to them.
The bowls can still be shifted in a particularly enthusiastic covering-up session but one has never been fully overturned, which is testament to their sturdy nature and weight. I definitely rank these bowls as two of my top Poundland bargains, and having seen more expensive equivalents in Pets at Home and B&M, there really seems nothing to choose between them in terms of quality. These are five-star bowls all the way.
I love browsing in poundland. Sometimes when I go in there is nothing particularly appealing but other times I can find some really good bargains such as this ceramic dog bowl which I thought was a bargain for £1.
Although this is a dog bowl it is only considered that because of the design and if you are not fussy about these things it could easily be used for cats too. The reason it is mainly for dogs is because of the paw print that runs the length of the bowl. I think it is a really nice looking bowl and I think the paw print pattern is really cute and I like that it was available in blue as well as a light pinky terracotta colour. It isn't the most serious of dog bowls but is fun and cute.
Although I do think this bowl is brilliant for the money it is a little bit lighter than some other ceramic pet bowls but then this is probably to be expected considering that it is so much cheaper than other ones that I have seen. It might be a bit lighter but it isn't poorly made or too light to be useful either. I have a metal bowl and though my dog is only small he has trouble eating out of the metal bowl because it is so light and when he is trying to eat the bowl slides all over the floor with him running after it with his nose in it which can't be a nice way to enjoy his dinner.
The bowl is really easy to clean and I just wash it in the sink with washing up liquid and then let it air dry on the side. It hasn't faded or chipped in the time that I have had it and it doesn't look as though it has any wear and tear on it at all except for a little chip on the base which was entirely my fault as I dropped something heavy on it when it was drying and to be honest I actually thought when I did it the bowl would completely crack so I was pleased there was only one little chip.
You really can't go wrong with this bowl for small and medium sized dogs. It is probably a little bit small for larger dogs but for smaller ones it is ideal and I think it is worth every penny of the £1 that it costs and is just a nice and cute bowl that is well made and sturdy even if it is a little bit lighter than some.
A few months ago my dog's old plastic water bowl developed a leak, leaving a puddle on my kitchen floor. So off I went on the hunt for a new dish. I decided to get a ceramic bowl next time, I went to Poundland and bought this bowl for £1.
This bowl in black and a orangey-pink colour, with black paw prints on the orange section. It is ceramic so is heavier than a plastic bowl, making it harder to spill. My dog cannot move it across the floor when empty like she used to with the plastic one, and I do not accidentally kick and knock it over now!
The bowl is easy to clean, I simply wash it in the sink after I have washed the dishes. As it has a shiny glaze on the inside, it is easy to wipe clean, and dries quickly. I have on occasion used the bowl for wet food, and it was easy to wash any remaining food away. The base is not glazed, and is a little rough in places, so I would not place this bowl on laminate flooring in case it scratched, but it is fine on my tiled kitchen floor.
The bowl is suitable to use for food or water, and is about 5in in diameter and 2inches deep. The sides are about 1/3 of an inch thick. It may be too small for a larger dog, but is perfect for my spaniel, and it can also be used for cats, rabbits etc. I used to have a giant rabbit, and one of these bowls would have been perfect for her.
After a few months of use, there is no sign of any wear, and my bowl still looks like new. Therefore I award 5 dooyoo stars, as this bowl is cheap, well made and a good size. Recommended to all small animal owners!!
~*~*~ Poundland Ceramic Dog Bowl ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
It's a dog bowl of course, a ceramic one at that!
~ Why did I buy it? ~
Despite Mookie already owning metal and plastic bowls when I saw these I simply thought, why not!
The bowls were nice looking and were a cheap £1 each. I bought two.
Mookie isn't a very big dog, she's a cross between a Jack Russel and a Whippet. She is quite small and slender so doesn't really need big bowls for her food, so when I saw these I thought they were the ideal size for her.
She already has two metal bowls which I like as they are easy to clean but I dislike them as they don't half make a noise when she clatters them about in the kitchen, she also has two plastic bowls which have rubber bottoms, these however are tiny, but these ceramic bowls seemed ideal.
I liked the design, as far as I could see there was two colours available -
Black with a pink trim and black paw prints
Black with a blue trim and black paw prints
I choose the pink design.
~ The bowls ~
Being ceramic these bowls are quite heavy, not too heavy as they are relatively small but heavy enough that Mookie cannot push them around the kitchen, clattering them against things, this I loved about them as she would make a racket with the metal bowls.
They are a nice size and hold just the right amount of food for her.
The bowls are appeasing on the eye and are easy to clean out when needs must, Mookie has a dry food diet so I don't find that they bowls get very dirty but I do give them a quick rinse every other day.
The design is cute, the bowl is mainly black but around the bottom is a pink band and on this band are numerous paw prints. They are suitable for either a dog or a cat.
I bought two bowls, one is used for food and the other water.
I now used the metal bowls out in the garden for water, the two bowls get filled every morning and when Mookie goes out during the day she will drink from these. I like the ceramic bowls for indoors as they are neat and small and can be kept in the kitchen without making it look scruffy or cluttered.
~ Price & Availability ~
Poundland - £1!
I thought these were a real bargain.
~ Mookie and her bowls ~
Overall Mookie seems to like these bowls, she was never fussed on the plastic ones we bought and would pull the food from the bowl and eat it off the floor! She did like the metal ones but I felt these were a little too large, so these are a good compromise, she eats from these bowls just fine and they hold the right amount of food for her.
~ Me and the bowls, the bowls and I! ~
I like the bowls as I like the overall look and feel. I liked the price and I like that they are easy to clean. they are heavy enough that Mookie doesn't slide them around and they have lasted us around 4 months or so without chipping or being damaged in anyway.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I purchased a couple of assorted pet supplies from a local branch of Poundland a few months ago, one of which was their "Ceramic Dog Bowl." I did think the bowl was rather attractive, especially given its robust and sturdy ceramic material.
The reason for my purchase was to provide a new water bowl for my elderly feline. My cat is approaching her 20th year and suffers with a variety of health conditions as a result of her old age, one of which is unfortunately renal failure. This condition causes my girl to drink huge amounts of water, and I had felt that the existing water bowl she had was slightly shallow for this purpose. I had actually been rather alarmed to discover the previous bowl was almost empty on one occasion, due to my girl continuously lapping from the bowl throughout the day. It is imperative that cats with renal failure have access to as much water as they wish, and so as a temporary measure, I immediately put out a second bowl to ensure she didn't run out of fresh water if she was left to her own devices. It was clear that a larger receptacle was needed in the long term, however.
I happened upon the Ceramic Dog Bowl purely by chance, when I was purchasing some cat food and treats for my (spoiled!) feline in store. The bowl stood out to me from the shelf as it is a pretty blue colour, which caught my eye even though it is quite pale, perhaps best described as being 'sky' blue. The bowl was only available in the blue shade, and I didn't notice the pink bowls as shown in the Dooyoo picture above, so I do believe the availability and choice of shades available will differ from branch to branch. The bowl only cost £1 of course, which I thought was a bit of a bargain given it's rather attractive appearance.
Being completely circular in shape, the bowl's background is a pale blue colour as described previously, upon which there is a decorative 'Paw Print' design going around the outside of the bowl. This Paw Print design is detailed in a bold black colour which offers an attractive contrast against the blue, and there is a matching border going around the 'lip' of the bowl which gives it a contrasting finish. It is fair to say that the bowl is attractive enough, and certainly more attractive than many of the bowls my girl already owns.
It did occur to me whether the Poundland bowl was going to be suitable for my cat as it is sold as a Dog bowl, and its size is slightly bigger than most of the other cat bowls my girl has at home. In saying that, however, it's slightly larger-than-usual size was ideal for my requirements at the time, given the bowls intended use was purely to hold water - and a large quantity, at that. In terms of the bowl's suitability for dogs, I would have thought that small dogs would have encountered no problems with drinking or eating from the bowl, but medium-sized and indeed, larger dogs may find it more cumbersome to use, and would probably benefit from having a larger dish instead.
The Poundland bowl is made of a ceramic material but it is not the heaviest and most solid that I have ever purchased, which is presumably down to the product's price and quality. That is not to say that it is unfit for purpose - far from it, in fact - but I do think it is worth mentioning that you do get what you pay for with some items such as this. For our needs however, the bowl has performed beautifully, and certainly much better than my girl's previous model which was made of plastic. Not only did this previous model prove to be rather insufficient in terms of capacity, but it performed rather poorly in coping with my girl's enthusiastic drinking sessions, during which times she will often lap from the bowl with such zeal that the bowl could be easily knocked or upturned by her slender feline frame. This has never happened with the ceramic bowl of course, as its sturdy, robust body is just too heavy to be moved by a cat... so, perfect for us!
In terms of robustness, I can happily say that the bowl has suffered nothing in the way of major wear and tear during the past few months and actually it has lasted better than I expected, considering the low sum paid. I expected the bold black 'Paw Print' design to chip quite easily and perhaps experience flaking of some sort but this has not happened so far. Neither does the blue ceramic look chipped or even particularly faded, and I can't really see anything particularly noticeable in terms of wear and tear if I'm being honest.
The bowl is easily washed along with my girls other bowls and feeding dishes, with a small amount of detergent and some hot water. A sponge scourer will usually suffice when cleaning my girl's bowls, and I find the Poundland bowl cleans very easily with very little effort being required. The bowl is allowed to air dry before being used the following day. I'm not sure I would risk putting the bowl in the dishwasher as it is breakable if handled too roughly of course, and I would think that the black design may chip off with continued washing via this method, but this is down to personal choice of course.
I have nothing negative to report about this little bowl from Poundland and I have every intention of purchasing another one the next time I am shopping in my local branch. I think it offers excellent value for money and it has been so useful that it has been used almost every day. I cannot recommend it highly enough and so feel that full marks in the product rating score are absolutely deserved.... Excellent!
I have a couple of dishes for my cat Myrtle and a couple of spares just in case too but this is one I bought because I liked the design of it basically and was looking for a largish, nice looking bowl to put in my bedroom with water in it as Myrtle sleeps with me and she gets thirsty alot.
Although this says its a dog bowl which is what it is marketed at it really doesn't matter at all. It doesn't say dog on it or anything but I guess its nice large size suggests it is a dog bowl but you can of course use it as you like!
These come in three colours I have seen available instore. A light blue, a salmon pink and a beigey colour and yep I bought my girl the pink one!
In appearance its rather nice. Its crock opposed to plastic, round and quite deep. I'm guessing looking at it its about 10 inches wide and 5 inches deep (just a guess!). In appearance the sides of mine are the salmon pink colour with black paw prints around it then the top of the bowl is a nice shiny black colour going into the bowl.
These are quite delicate though and do chip, crack and break easily so not one I would use for travel due to what its made of but fine in my home and its quite weighty meaning Myrtle can't move it about spilling the contents of whatever I've put inside around!.
I really like this bowl though and so does Myrtle and we think its worth a quid! It washes up easily enough though like I say we only use ours for water and it does look very nice.
I do highly recommend these at a pound each though just take my advice......treat them with care!
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When I got my kitten I got him two Mason Cash bowls - one for food and one for water. However it soon became apparent that really he should have separate bowls for wet and dry food. I couldn't really wait for one the same as his two to arrive as I ordered it online so I decided to pick up one in town and then order another to match when I had a bit more spare cash.
When I was in Poundland I spotted this bowl. I appreciate that it is sold as a dog bowl but the only cat bowls they had were the double plastic ones and really I wanted a ceramic one. Also, it was available in light blue which is the same colour as our kitchen so I thought it would go nicely. The bowl cost £1 and in my local store it only seems to be available in blue and pink and not the red colour shown above.
The bowl is about 15cm wide and 6cm deep. The design is a pale blue background with black paw prints and there is a black stripe around the top.
We use this bowl as a water bowl. Duke finds it easy to drink out of and because it is ceramic it helps to keep his water cool. The bowl is plenty big enough for a cat or a small dog. However, if you have a larger dog you would probably be better off getting a bigger bowl just incase this one does not hold enough water.
I have washed this bowl numerous times and have found it to wash easily with hot water and a sponge. I believe it can be put in the dishwasher.
We have been using this bowl daily for about 3 months now. It is still in a good condition however I do think I will buy a new one when I'm next in town because the black stripe around the top is starting to look a bit tired and the paint is slowly beginning to chip.
If you are planning on getting one of these do take a good look at them because a lot of them were looking quite tired already with chipped paint when I got mine so I had to look through a few for the best one.
I like this bowl, especially for the price. It looks fun and I like that you can get it in pink and blue. Recommended.