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Brand: Sifcon / Animals Equipment Type: Dog Equipment

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      05.11.2012 10:48
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      A cheap practical travel bowl for dogs.

      I don't often go into town and when I do I tend to avoid pound land if possible because it is usually so busy, and when I've finished shopping in there I feel unbelievable tense. However about a year or so ago I managed to get into town early and find pound land near enough empty, perfect! So I wandered around and found this little treasure. It's perfect, I have a blue one with black paws and "pet travel water bowl" printed on the side, exactly like the picture above, although there were a few colours on the rack, the inside is a thin black plastic material that is waterproof and the outside is a thick washable woven material, similar to rucksack material. It has a hook on the rim made of thick woven fabric which you could put a ring on to clip to a belt, although I simply use this as a hook to hang it up at home. It is approximately 20cm in diameter and about 10 cm deep, which is a perfect size for pretty much any dog. The bowl is washable, well I've washed it anyway, but I usually just cloth it down and it comes up nice. Its packaging was extremely economically only having a cardboard tag which recyclable.

      It is extremely light, weighing practically nothing and folds flat so can be easily transported and stored. Maxi loved this as it was so much easier for him to drink from than the bottle we used for him previously. And it's an amazing bargain, at only a pound.
      We also use it in the car, and when he has done with it we just wipe dry with a piece of kitchen roll and we are done. No more mess and leaks, I have since bought him another which is ideal when traveling for his food, I only ever use dry food as it is a little messy to clean up when travelling, but you could use it for tinned meat if you wish but I find it a little messy and also disposing of the tin and fork is a pain, dry food is simpler.

      I would definitely recommend this product as it is great value for money and perfect for long walks and journeys.

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      31.05.2011 17:42
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      Good for hiking

      I tend to travel a lot with my dogs and we go hiking when ever we can. Hiking in warm weather in places that there is few water supply means having to carry water for dogs too.

      I saw this bowl on eBay and got two for 99p, absolute bargin!! They are quite nice with black writing and paws on it.

      The inside of the bowl is waterproof and so should hold water well.

      Using this whilst hiking was fine as it was good to fold away to no space at all, then pop it out for the dogs to drink then fold it back away.

      We used this when we went to a travelodge one time and I left the bowl full of water over night for the dogs. This was my mistake. The bowls are only waterproof to an extent. They lose their waterproof ability when saterated which water. I woke to the floor soaking wet and the bowl still stood upright!

      It is now used for a quick drink stop when out walking or a feed bowl for dry food!

      The bowls are quite small, they are fine for my Mali and Lab bit the Rotti had a bit of a problem getting his nose into it!

      For the price I really couldn't expect much and they are great food bowls for on the move just dont expect to be able to leave water in them for periods of time!

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      02.10.2010 23:40
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      I purchased this travel bowl yesterday for our German Shepherd as despite him having one of this rubber type bowls with a bottle attached, I do think a travel water bowl is handy to have stowed away in the car for those days out and travelling. The bowl was reduced to £1.00 in Wilkinsons so I thought even if we never use it, for £1.00 it was never going to be a bank breaker.

      The Sifcon Pet Travel Bowl didn't come in any packaging or anything which is why I think it was reduced in the first place. The travel bowl I purchased is red rather than blue but it still has the little black felt paw prints on it with the words "Pet Travel Water Bowl" in black bold writing on the front. The outer body of the bowl is made of material. The top of the bowl is edged with a black cord type of material and the inside is made of a waterproof layer which for some reason makes me think of pond liner (I am a little strange sometimes!).

      The bowl appears to be well made and I cannot see any where water would be able to escape from it once it has been poured in. The bowl is quite high but sturdy enough when it is standing - when it is being filled with water, the water helps to keep the sides up rather than them flopping back down in the water.

      Before putting it in the car I wanted to try it out to make sure Ben liked it. He is a funny dog and you cannot change his bowls easily - he likes things he knows and if you get him a new bowl for instance and just put it down do not expect him to eat and drink out of it - you have to show him first and get his seal of approval! So I put it on the floor, let him have a sniff and then filled it with water. I was quite surprised at how much water you can get in the bowl. It is a really good size considering it is just a travel bowl.

      Ben seemed to approve of his new travel bowl and started to drink from it immediately. When my husband saw the bowl he thought I was crazy and wondered aloud how on earth I thought a material bowl would work with water! I don't think he thought further than the material outer body of the bowl. The bowl doesn't slip and slide about as much as other travel bowls I have owned but it does move about though I don't think it will be a problem for a dog as it isn't too much. If you place it on carpet it doesn't move at all.

      The bowl is easy to store as it ust folds up completely and you can tuck it away somewhere in the car nice and tidy. I also found the bowl easy to clean. It is just a case of tipping an excess water away and then wiping the bowl out with a dry cloth. Even if you do get some water on the outer body it really deson't matter as it dries out quickly.

      This is a fabulous product and once Ben had given it his seal (or bark!) of approval, it went straight in the car last night, ready to be used the next time we travel.

      Highly recommended.

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      01.10.2010 05:29
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      A great device for taking on walkies with the dogs.

      Before I bought this cheap and very useful product, when we'd take the dogs on long walks, there was always an inssue about what to do when they were obviously thirsty. Now, if we were walking by streams in the Dales it wouldn't really matter as they would dive in a drink from there whether we liked it or not, but if there wasn't a natural water source around then we had problems. I didn't want to take a big water bowl around with me, so instead we used to try let them drink from a bottle which they'd lap at as I'd pour. It worked ok, but there was always spillage and it obviously was not ideal.

      The Sifcon pet travel bowl is a brilliant solution to this problem. Basically, it's a fabric water bowl that can be folded out and filled with water - the inside layer doesn't let the water out and holds it in the bowl so the dog can drink. When they are done, I pour any leftover water away, give the flexible collapsible bowl a shake to get any leftover drops off, fold it back up and stick it back in my bag.

      I only paid £2 for mine at a fete but I don't think they are very expensive elsewhere, certainly I wouldn't expect people to pay much more than £5, and they are available in pet stores and online. They come in a range of colours and have paw prints on the outside, and say Pet Travel Water Bowl in small letters. They look functional and practical I think.

      My blue bowl is a great thing to take on a walk, and it holds enough water for dogs to quench their thirst on, being 20cm across and roughly 10cm deep. The fabric inside is almost waterproof-like, meaning it holds the water nicely, and the bowl stays stiff once there is water inside. The material dries very quickly and once the bowl is folded back up, there's no risk that it will make the rest of your bag contents wet if you give it a good shake out first.

      All in all this is a really useful product for me and my dogs on walkies. They get to drink lots of nice clean water, and I don't have to mess about with bottles or solid dishes. Recommended.

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      27.09.2010 18:49
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      Cheap and cheerful and does the job.

      For years when I took the dogs on long walks, I was using a plastic bag as a water bowl for them to have a quick drink when we had a rest. But it was never ideal, always leaking, and then you had the problem of trying to put a wet plastic bag back into your rucksack to carry home.

      So when I came across this pet travel bowl it was a real gem for me. Basically it is a collapsible water bowl that I paid about £1.50 for from a Pet Stall at a local market. However, since buying it I have seen the same product and similar ones in a variety of colours and sizes for anything from £1 (in a Pound Shop) upwards.

      The one I have is 20 cm across by 10 cm deep, so it does hold a decent amount of water for my pooches to drink from. The outer surface is a sort of tough woven fabric with a reinforced edging around the opening at the top and is easily cleanable. It is also strong and stiff enough to stand up on its own when filled with water. Inside, the bowl has a sort of waterproof fabric which holds the water.

      One thing I did notice with this inner fabric was that it doesn't seem to soak up the water, where it seems to dry reasonably well and fairly quickly. I'll fill the bowl up with water and give the dogs a drink, and anything left I'll tip away. You can the turn the bowl inside out and give it a good couple of shakes and it seems to get rid of most of the dampness, although as a extra precaution, you can turn the bowl back rightways round and fold it in on itself (where it will crush flat) and store it away in your bag or wherever else you need to.

      I now have 2 of these bowls, one for the car and one in my rucksack and I've never had any problems with either of them. My dogs are both quite happy to drink from them and I could see them being used in a variety of other situations such as camping or even visits to friends houses.

      A definite highly recommended product for anyone who likes to take their dogs out for long walks or in the back of the car for long journeys.

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      26.09.2010 12:37
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      Portable doggy bowl

      I found myself brining my dog bowl in the car with us whenever we were bringing the dog for a walk. This could be a bit of a nuiscance taking it in and out but it was essential to bring with us because my dog would be dying of thrist after our walk.


      So when I saw this on sale in a pet shop I couldnt resist the impulse purchase. It was on sale from 4 euro to 2 euro so it was a good bargain.


      The idea of this travel bowl is that it can be convenitently stored away and its really compact to have in the car. I always keep mine in the glove compartment. It just makes it so much easier than remembering to bring the dog bowl with us.


      The bowl is made out of fabric on the exterior but on the interior is a plastic waterproof layer that also helps to keep the bowl standing when full with water. It is available in many different colours but I choose red just because it was more neutral.


      It does get a bit grubby from being put on the ground and I wouldnt advise putting this into the washing machine but I have given mine a wipe of a wet cloth and this had cleaned it somewhat. The appearance doesnt bother me though as long as it works!


      I would highly recommend this product to anyone who travels with their dog on a daily basis whether its to the park or further. This will always come in handy!

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      08.06.2009 22:46
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      I have recently done one review on an item that I bought for our camping trips for my dog, and it now seems that the dog is having more and more luggage every time. Another items to add to his wide range of travel accessories is the Dog Travel Water Bowl.

      When I first saw these I had to buy one. I saw them on a pet stall at Donnington market and we didn't buy just one but we bought 4 of them for most of the dogs in the family and the keen campers of the family. I thought then that they were a bargain price at just £1.99 each and to be honest that is a good price, however I have seen them since for just 69p and ranging up to around £3, however if its an item that you want then you are going to buy it.

      They are available in a variety of colours, red, green and blue are the ones that you see the most, however I do think that they do it in yellow as well. Sandy has got a blue one.

      The product itself is fabric and it has plastic lining inside so when you pour water into it, it doesn't actual soak he whole bowl and the fabric doesn't absorb the water so you can leave the bowl out whilst you are campinbg for however long you want to and the water just sits there.

      They come in one size, which is quite big really with a diameter of around 9/10 centimeters and a depth of around 6cm so whatever dog you have got it has agood capacity in it to keep the dog happy. Ideally these are great for camping trips because they just fold up for ease of travelling. They are also good for walks but they are more of a static product and you can't carry a bowl of water around on a walk with you. I will be sharing another products soon which is better for walks.

      YOu don't have to use these just for water either, i prefer to use Sandy's to feed him in, as his food never lasts that longs then you can just wipe it out and pop water in or for the price just buy two one for water and one for food.

      It's a great product and is ideal for camping trips or travelling in the car. I wouldn't take Sandy away without one now.

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      Portable water bowl