Proper nutrition means not only the right food but also the right bowls! Did you know that the appetite and health of your pet depend on their quality? In our article, we will tell you how to choose a bowl for your cat, what characteristics to look for, and why it is so important. Choose and use a cat food mat.
When you prepare your home for a kitten or cat, your first steps will be to buy two bowls: one for water and one for food. Which bowls are best for cats? Let’s answer this question by imagining the situation through the eyes of a pet!
My perfect bowl!
- What material is my bowl made of?
Cats are very sensitive to odors. Poor plastic bowls can smell bad. You may not feel it, but your pet’s scent is much sharper! An unpleasant smell can ruin your appetite, even if the most delicious delicacy is in the bowl. But this is far from the main disadvantage.
Over time, poor-quality material begins to release substances harmful to the cat into food or water. Cheap plastic wears out and gets damaged, and harmful bacteria build up in cracks. To keep your cat out of trouble, choose bowls made from high quality, durable materials that are safe for your pet.
- So that the antennae do not bend!
Long mustache is a real cat’s pride! But if the bowl is narrow, the antennae will bend during feeding and cause inconvenience to the cat. SuperDesign wide cat bowls or similar models can help. At the optimum depth, these bowls are wide enough not to disturb the cat’s main locators.
- Is it a bowl or a bathtub?
A wide bowl is good. But in everything there should be a measure. Match the size of the bowl to the size of your pet. A tiny kitten doesn’t have to fit in its entire plate!
Note that flat-faced cats have a difficult time eating from deep bowls. Choose flat models made especially for cats.
- What if I can’t reach it?
Do not purchase a tall dog bowl or a bowl on a tall stand for your cat, or use human utensils. Of these, it will be difficult for the cat to eat, and this will not benefit either its digestion or posture. Trust established brands. Good manufacturers create bowls that are perfect for cats in every way!
- Oh yes she slips!
An unstable bowl is very uncomfortable. Eating becomes not a pleasure, but a difficult quest. Plus, when the kitchen turns into a skating rink, it’s very easy to trip over the bowl (or cat)! It is much more practical to choose models with a non-slip bottom that will stand firmly in place.
- To keep the house clean!
If you feed your cat natural foods, chances are she often pulls them out of the bowl and eats them on the floor. And there are pets who, it seems, have not heard anything about the famous feline neatness! They just love to scatter feed or splash water! Especially for such mischievous people, mats for bowls (for example, Hunter) or bowls on special stands (for example, Petstages Spill Guard and SuperDesign on a Z-shape stand) have been invented, which prevent water or food from staining the floor.
- I love to eat from a clean bowl!
Cats are generally very clean. And they may well stop coming to bowls if they are not clean enough. You only need to pour water and put on cat food in bowls sparkling with cleanliness, just like in a restaurant! Therefore, the priority is for models that are easy to wash, including in the dishwasher. Adjoining bowls, however, are a bad idea: to wash one, you have to empty the other. The perfect solution is two removable bowls on one stand. They look stylish and you can wash them individually as each gets dirty.
- This bowl matches our wallpaper!
Bowls can become not only a necessary attribute, but also an interior decoration. Manufacturers are constantly coming up with new design options that fit perfectly into your kitchen. Fans of painting, for example, should pay attention to the Van Gogh-style bowls (SuperDesign “Irises”). And, of course, there are a huge number of models with funny cats, in the spirit of classics and minimalism – for every taste!