- Cats will drink more if their water is kept in a different area from their food. The water will also stay cleaner as food is less likely to get in it. Toilet water is full of bacteria, Pets can get internal bacterial infections from it.
- Most all cats can drink Lactose free milk without the side effects of regular milk.
- Pets should not eat from anything deep, narrow, plastic or flat on the floor.
- For cats that vomit their food because they eat too fast, try feeding smaller amounts more often. Mixing water with wet food to make a ‘pudding’ consistency will force a cat to lick the food up, which will also slow it down.
- Driftwood makes a great outdoor scratcher for cats.
- To help loosen matted hair before brushing, work cornstarch into the mats.
- Rub car or furniture wax on litter box walls to stop clay from sticking to them. Especially in corners! Hanging a piece of plastic over the side also works. Or spray very lightly with Pam and wipe off excess with paper towel.
- To limit litter box tracking around the box, economically, place those interlocking open weave rubber tiles ( made for concrete floors) around it. One row about 2″ or 3″ away from the box should be sufficient. Put newspaper under it for easy clean up.
- To stop a cat kneading on you, just rub it’s chin.
- To avoid scratching off the BPA (toxic white coating) on the inside of cans, and to get all the contents and gravy from a can of food use a mini baby food jar spatula.
- Sit your dish on the front part of an aluminum or paper pie plate to catch any food pushed over the back.
- To help food pushers, and lickers that flatten their wet food on the bottom of the dish try adding water to make it into more of a pudding consistency. Warm water will enhance the smell of the food to encourage eating.
- If you’re having to medicate your cat with a bad tasting med. ( and they are ALL bad tasting to cats) wash it down with a couple of cc’s of water from a second syringe ( in mouth, not shot down throat) immediately after dosing.
The 2.5″ high pedestal for the smaller/shorter and miniature breeds is available again. The dish part is the same capacity as the 5″ wide dry food/water bowl. This height dish is not suitable for average size pets it is too short and will force them to stoop down too far to be comfortable. It is only meant for pets such as the Munchkin cat, the Dachshund dog, the tiny Chihuahuas, and Yorkies.
Avoid handling pottery with soap or lotion on your hands. Or use bath tub decals, or pieces of them applied to the pedestal to help prevent it slipping from your hand in soapy water.
Should you need to add an inch or 2 to the height of the taller Classy Cat Dish or Bowl, sitting it on an overturned 6″ wide unglazed plant pot saucer works well, or use an overturned souffle baking dish. An overturned flat bottom dog bowl works well also. These items all have unglazed bottoms so not slippery. With normal use it’s very unlikely the dishes and bowls will be pushed off them.
The eating surface of a pet’s dish should not be below the level of their (inside) stomach, or higher than their chest for ultimate comfort. The group image shows how the 3 taller styles relate to each other in rim height, the bowls are different depths. The shortest blue one is 4″ high to the rim, while the tallest eggshell water bowl is 6″ high. The pink dry food bowl is 5.5″ high and the grey wet food dish is 5.25″ high to the rim.
You can use these dishes for larger pets but I would suggest sitting them inside a 4″ tall piece of PVC water pipe, ( the 5″ wide connectors are perfect ) for the wet or dry food dishes, use a 6″ wide piece for the larger 3 cup size bowl. This will help keep them from being knocked over by larger dogs. Height can be added the same way…fit a block of wood or something under the pedestal inside the pipe and use a taller piece of the PVC. It would be uneconomical to make them any larger than they are and would also make them hard to handle by pet owners. They weigh an average of 2 pounds each as they are.
The Oval shaped, almond colored Large Basset Hound bowl with stand, holds 4 cups and measure 6″ high, 4.5″ wide and 9″ long.
The Cobalt Blue Bowl is on a 3.5″ pedestal, total height to rim is 5.5″ and it is 6 ” wide. Capacity is 2 cups. Depth is 1.5″
The Honey brown and blue bowls without pedestals were made to fit an approximate 6″ to 7″ space in a metal or wood feeder. They hold 4 cups each. These dishes have all the same benefits as the other dishes on this website. Prices vary on these items. Please contact us if you are interested in any of these products. Images, prices and shipping costs from Canada will be sent to anyone interested.
The 6″ diameter dish makes a great bird bath for small indoor birds!
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