There are so many pet food bowls on the market! We’ve covered the most popular materials used and the pro’s and con’s of each throughout this post. Happy Feeding!
Pros: Sturdy, cleanly, less prone to bacteria build up.
Cons: Could potentially break if your dog plays with it too roughly or it falls from a shelf or countertop.
Metal / Stainless Steel
Not all metal is created equally! it’s important that you source real stainless steel and look for certification if you choose to use metal bowls.
Pros: Real stainless steel is less prone to bacteria build-up. It won’t wear and tear like cheap metals. And it certainly won’t break or shatter like glass.
Cons: Cheap metals can warp, and get scratches that harbor bacteria. And metal bowls can rust if not washed, dried and treared properly. True Stainless Steel is a bit pricey.
Pros: Cute decals, heavy sturdy bowls ensure the bowl won’t move around as much while your pet eats.
Cons: Can crack and chip over time and harbor – you guessed it – bacteria.
Pros: Cheap, Easy, colorful.
Cons: Plastic is porous, so it harbors bacteria as it gets scratched, and exposed to heat and cold. Must change frequently.