Many pet owners overlook the importance of puppy bowls, which, in fact, have several kinds. A stainless steel bowl is entirely different from a ceramic bowl in terms of the material used to create it. A puppy might respond in a different way to various kinds of pup bowls, depending on his own personality, and this is one thing that you ought to take into consideration as well. His preferences and breed should be considered, too, before you go and make a purchase.
If your pet is quite harsh on his bowl, it would be best to opt for the stainless steel type, as it is sturdy and easy to wash. Then there is the ceramic bowl that is pleasant looking and is heavy, thus preventing the food from falling onto the floor. The only downside is that some ceramic doggie bowls have ornamental glazing that can be poisonous to pets and even humans. If this is what you prefer, just make sure that what you have is 100% safe and non-toxic. Always check the dish to see if there is any crack, and if there is, then you need to replace it right away. You might have saved a few cash in a ceramic bowl, but it is definitely not worth your pet’s life.
Plastic bowls are cheap and handy, but of course, there are risks involved as well. Plastic can easily acquire dirt, bacteria, stench, and other things which can’t be cleaned. It can easily be knocked over, too, particularly if your puppy is the ‘energetic’ type. The good thing about them is that they are safe for dishwashers and simple to maintain. Check if your puppy is allergic to plastic bowls, because some pets are.
A dog food stand is a perfect match to puppy bowls, so that your pet doesn’t need to make an effort to bend and eat his food. The stand also keeps cats from munching on your pet’s food.