Cats, like all living things, require food and water. On the market today the cat food bowls and water dishes that are made from cheap plastic or are shaped like different objects give your cat nothing more than a cat dish that is likely to be overturned.
When looking for the best cat food dish or water bowl it is always important to know that the one you buy is sturdy, made to hold food, and will not flip over easily. While some cat bowls and dishes look nice and are very intriguing it is always best to keep it simple.
This does not mean you have to buy a plain bowl but you do want to make sure the one you decide on for your cat is well made and safe for your cat’s needs.
The Standard Cat Food Dish And Water Bowl
The best cat water dish and food bowl are the simplest ones. The standard cat food bowl and water dish are the best and safest for your cats.
A ceramic bowl or a stainless steel standard food and water bowl is the best choice for your cat. These bowls come formed so they do not flip over. There is nothing worse than coming home to food and water all over the floor and a hungry cat.
Standard food bowls while simple are made to be weighted down so they cannot be flipped or will come with a large base that also does not allow flipping of the bowl. You can also find cat trees that have bowls built into them to give the cat a place to eat that they will enjoy while also not allowing them to flip the bowl over.
Another great quality of the Standard food and water dish are that they come with stands that keep the food and water off of the floor and will protect it from insects and dirt. You can rest assured that your cats will be eating the freshest food and better yet it will remain in their bowl instead of on your floor.
Ceramic bowls are the best to hold food and water because they are made to last and they are heavy so that they stay where you place them. Stainless steel food bowls are another great option because they will not rust and typically come with a stand or a large base so they cannot be flipped and will protect your cat and their food.
Dispensing Cat food Bowl And Dispensing Cat Water Dish
Another great option for cat food and water dishes is the dispensing cat bowl and water dishes. This type of food bowl has a container mounted on the dish itself that when the contents run low will refill the bowl so it will give your cat food and water even when you are not home.
One great thing about these bowls is that you can go away for extended periods of time without having to worry about your cat running out of food and water. If you plan on going on vacation this option is the best that will keep your cat well feed and watered.
With multiple sizes to choose from you can store food for your cat and keep it fresh while also keeping their food and water bowls filled. Combining the dispensing food and water bowl with an automated litter box will have your cat well taken care of while your away and can even save you the cost of a cat sitter.
Automatic Cat Bowl
Automatic cat bowls are another great option for cat owners who have jobs that may take them away from home for a few nights, people who vacation often, and for those cats who are on a feeding schedule or get fed at a certain time every day.
The Automatic cat bowl is a new type of bowl that has separate compartments for food, typically 5-7, and will automatically open each compartment on a timer.
Another type of automatic cat bowl is the container option similar to the dispensing cat dish on this type has portion control and a timed dispenser. The timer has multiple settings so they can be adjusted to fit your cat’s scheduled feedings.
This type of food bowl reduces the need to feed your cat every day and while keeping the food fresh it will ensure your cat does not over eat and go hungry. Automatic cat dishes also have safety features built into them that will make the bowl safe and pressure sensitive.
If your cat is eating when the timer is up the automatic bowls senses this and will not change until the space is clear. One of the best things about this bowl is they work great with no hassle. If you are away from your home often or prefer your cat to eat on a schedule this is the cat bowl for you.
The Fountain Cat Water Bowl
When it comes to water bowls some cats prefer fresh water and even running water. The fountain cat water bowl is a bowl with a type of pump built into it that will constantly rotate and keep the water in it moving.
There are many different versions of this bowl such as some that pump the water up like a fountain in the middle and those that will stream the water down like a faucet or water fall. One of the main benefits of this type of cat water bowl is that it holds a lot of water and will keep it fresh and flowing at all times.
Fountain water bowls are great to go with an automatic feeder because they ensure your cat will always have water while you are away and the water will not stagnate or become full of dirt and debris. Also this water bowl will give your cat the running water feeling so it will keep them out of your sinks, toilets, and showers which means they will also no longer need to climb on your counters or tubs to get to the running water.
It’s About the Cat
Everything we do for our cats should always be about what they like the best and what will work for them. It is always nice to have an item that will work for both us and our loved ones however it is more important to make sure what you choose for them is the item that works best for them, not so much for us. With that said you can have both.
By giving your cat what they like and want you can find the best options for you both as long as you are keeping in mind that it is for your cat and not for you. Give your cat the food and water bowl they need the most and like the best, not the one that suits you best!