5 Tips You Need to Know Before Buying Cat Food Bowls

5 Tips You Need to Know Before Buying Cat Food  Bowls


Are you a new cat owner, or do you want to improve your cat's mealtimes? So, put on your spy hat and do some research before you buy a cat food bowl. As much as we'd like to believe that our cats will eat anything, anytime, anywhere, the truth is that they are very picky about where and how they eat. So, before you click "add to cart," here are 5 essential things you need to know to make sure your cat's meals are as good as they can be. Find out by reading on!


avoid plastic cat food bowl

Avoid Plastic Cat Food Bowls

Plastic food bowls for cats should be avoided as much as possible. Plastic bowls may seem easy and cheap, but they can harm your cat's health in many ways. 


First, even if you clean your plastic bowl often, it can still have germs that can make you sick. Your cat might get sick from this. Also, many plastic bowls have dangerous chemicals that can get into your cat's food and water and cause health problems in the long run. 

Plastic bowls can get scratched and broken over time. This makes it easier for bacteria to grow and spread, making the bowl smell bad and making your cat less likely to eat or drink from it. Many cats are allergic to plastic and can get skin problems on their chins that look like acne. 


So, if you want your cats to be healthy and happy, it's best to invest in high-quality, non-toxic ceramic or stainless steel bowls that are easy to clean and pose no risk to their health.


cats eating from a SpunkyJunky's elevated cat bowl

Consider the Elevated Cat Bowls

Choosing an elevated cat bowl can provide your cat with various benefits. It helps improve mealtime posture, reducing stress on your cat's neck and spine. 


Elevated cat bowls can also help prevent cats from swallowing too much air while eating, reducing the risk of digestive issues like bloating or vomiting. Also, some cats may find eating from an elevated bowl easier, especially if they have limited mobility or other health issues that make it difficult to bend over to eat from the floor. 

An elevated cat bowl helps keep your cat's feeding area clean and tidy as it prevents food and water from spilling onto the floor, reducing mess and making cleanup easier. 


Overall, the elevated cat bowl is a great choice. With better posture, digestion, and easier cleaning, your cat will enjoy a healthier, more comfortable mealtime.


a cat is watching the cat owner cleaning the ceramic cat bowl

Clean Your Cat's Food Bowl Regularly

Cleaning your cat's food bowl on a regular basis is important for keeping your cat healthy. Over time, food scraps and germs can build up in cat bowls, which could be bad for your cat's health. 


One of the best reasons to clean your cat's food bowl often is that it can help stop bad germs from growing and spreading. Washing the bowl with detergent and drying it well will eliminate any leftover food particles or germs. This makes your cat less likely to get sick or catch an infection. 

If you clean your cat's food bowls often, you can keep the area where they eat from smelling bad and keep pests like ants and flies from coming in. 


Overall, keeping your cat's food bowl clean is a simple but important thing you can do to help keep your cat healthy and happy.


a white ceramic cat bowl with wide opening is front of a cat

Choose a Large Cat Bowl with Wide Opening

Many new cat owners make the mistake of getting their cat a too-small bowl. Actually, small bowls can hurt and bother cats due to their long, sensitive whiskers. 


Cat's whiskers aren't just for looks. They are also special touch sensors that are very important to a cat's everyday life. The hair cells on the tentacles are deeply set, have good sensory nerve endings and blood flow, and are very sensitive to touch. They can pick up even the smallest changes in the air, which helps cats find food and find their way in the dark. 


When cats try to eat or drink from a small bowl, the rim of the bowl can hurt their whiskers. It might not seem like a big deal, but since cats eat several times a day, using a small food bowl will cause them much pain and trouble. Such constant irritation can make the cat feel bad for a long time and more restless. 


A big enough cat bowl with a wide opening can help solve this problem and make it easier for your cat to eat.


a stainless steel cat bowl set with a cat on the ground

Choose the Right Location for Cat Food Bowl

Have you ever paid attention to how your cat eats and thought if you give them the right environment? Well, where their bowl is placed greatly affects their happiness and health. Would you want to avoid eating your favorite meal in a noisy, crowded place? The same goes for cats with fur. 


So think about your cat's tastes when deciding where to put their bowl. They shouldn't have their food and water too close to where they go to the bathroom. If you have more than one cat, you'd better give them their own places to eat so they don't fight over food. If your kitten is very curious, keep the bowl away from things that could hurt it, like electrical cords and tools. 


By putting your cat's bowl in the right place, you can make it easy for them to eat.



Now you know the five most important things to consider before buying cat food bowls. You should now know what to look for when choosing the right bowl for your cat. Remember that a cat's bowl is more than just a way for them to eat. It can also affect their health and happiness. So take the time to pick the right one, and then watch your cat eat to its best. And if you have any more tips or ideas, please leave them in the comments section below. Have a good meal!


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