12 BEST PET FOOD BOWLS – FEEDING TIME DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING!

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12 BEST PET BOWLS – STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL CHOICES

Below are the best pet food bowls that are handcrafted. Everyone who has a pet has at least one or two bowls specifically for them. They can range from the simple plastic or stainless-steel ones found in most big-box and pet specialty stores such as Walmart and Petco. Or they can be specialized ones which ease your pet’s digestion. A third option is a pet bowl which enhances your home décor, instead of just being practical. Best Pet Food Bowls Here are a few different types so that you can choose the best dog bowl or best cat bowl for your furry friends:

STANDARD PET BOWLS

PLASTIC BOWLS

These pet bowls are simple, practical, and inexpensive. Plastic bowls, the general standard, are the least expensive and come in various colors. However, these bowls can crack or break easily, and are not as easily cleaned as stainless steel or ceramic.  Plastic bowls are also more difficult to clean, as food residue can remain in crevices.  Plastic is also not recommended for teething puppies or kittens, as they can break easily when chewed on and cause a nasty cut. For older, calm dogs and for cats however, plastic pet bowls are certainly a viable option.

STAINLESS STEEL BOWLS

Much easier to maintain than plastic, stainless steel pet bowls are a little more expensive than plastic. They will, however, hold up longer, remain cleaner and freer of bacteria, and will not break. (They may dent a bit with use by active pets.)

ELEVATED PET BOWLS

DOES MY DOG/CAT NEED AN ELEVATED BOWL?

Elevated bowls means your pet doesn’t need to bend all the way over to eat and drink. It used to be thought that this way of eating was healthy for all pets, but this has since been challenged.  Elevated pet bowls are, however, great for cats and dogs who are elderly, suffer from arthritis, or who suffer from back pain. Check with your veterinarian if you are unsure whether this is the right choice for you.

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12 BEST PET FOOD BOWLS – HANDMADE

The bowls below are all hand-crafted, and would make great gifts for the pet lovers in your life. Or, buy one for your own pet – bowls can be functional and decorative at the same time.

PRETTY PET BOWLS

Pets have become so much a part of our families that we have pet dishes just for them. Some look like fancy furniture, some are personalized with our pet’s names, some just add a little distinction to our kitchens.  Below are some of my favorite finds on Etsy – click on the photos for more information.

CERAMIC BOWLS

Pedestal Pet Food Bowl

Here is a stylish, pedestal type cat or dog bowl.  It’s handmade, and the seller/maker has a 5-star rating with over 1,000 sales.   Brown and white cat eating from a pedestal bowl

Marbleized Feeding Bowl

Although this is listed as an elevated feeding bowl, it is basically propped up on a narrow bamboo tripod base. Beautifully dip dyed ceramic, this Etsy seller also has a 5-star rating with over 3,000 sales. Two pink ceramic pet bowls on bamboo tripods

Silly Cat Food Bowl

This seller has almost 20,000 sales and a 5-star rating.  A silly (but often accurate) saying is printed on one side and you can personalize it with your cat’s name. This is dishwasher and microwave safe and ships quickly. white ceramic bowl with silly saying  

PERSONALIZED PET BOWLS

These bowls are designed so that you can personalize them with your pet’s name. Some are standard bowls, and others are raised. Perfect gift for a new pet parent. Click on the photos for more information.

ELEVATED WOOD AND STONE DOG FEEDER – MEDIUM BREEDS

This product is highly customizable and features your choice of several different woods and stone for the top. It also comes with two stainless steel bowls and proudly displays your pet’s name. This seller is relatively new to Etsy with only 51 sales, but the reviews are highly positive. Raised Pet Bowls on Stand with Pet's Name  

SIMPLE PERSONALIZED PET BOWLS

These come as a set and have options for changing the color of the personalization. Nice for those who are looking for a simple, but gorgeous bowl set. Seller has been around for a while and has over 155,000 sales with great reviews. Stainless Steel Pet Bowl with ceramic name tag

BAMBOO PERSONALIZED PET BOWL SET

With over 118,000 sales, this 5-star rated seller has made a personalized, bamboo set of pet bowls.  Ships from the United Kingdom right away, but the postal service being what it is, order early to ensure you receive this on time.  Make sure to fill out the personalization form.   French Bulldog sitting in front of personalized dog bowls

LARGE DOG PERSONALIZED FEEDER

This one comes in several different colors and ships from the United States.  A seller with close to 10,000 sales – the rating is 5-stars. This one would fit well in a farmhouse-type kitchen or outdoor screened-in porch setting. Personalized Large Dog Pet Bowl  

FARMHOUSE STYLE PERSONALIZED AND ELEVATED FEED STATION

With close to 3,000 sales, and a 5 star rating, this elevated feeding station comes in various heights to suit all dog sizes. Check with your veterinarian to see if an elevated pet food bowl is right for your pet.  The bowl sizes are also customizable. Check this one out by clicking on the photo. Raised Dog Feeder with Personalization  

FURNITURE-STYLE PET BOWLS

These bowls are designed to look like furniture and make a great addition to any pet-lovers home.

ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ELEVATED FEEDING STATION

Suited to an industrial, or minimalist, home decoration style, this elevated, adjustable feeing station is sold by a 5-star seller.  This ships from overseas, so, if you’re looking for a Christmas gift, you should order as soon as possible. It’s a little costlier to ship, but looks to be well worth the wait. Elevated adjustable pet bowls with option for personalization  

WOODEN PET FEEDING STATION

Cute, serviceable, and perfect for a predominately wood home decor, this seller ships from the United States. With over 1,000 confirmed sales, and a 5-star rating, this fancy dog feeding stand with option for personalization would make a great gift.   Wooden Pet Feeding Stand with heart and paw cut-outs  

RAISED CAT FOOD BOWL SET

A classic and timeless design, this set is designed specifically for the cats in your life. This product has the added benefit of a donation to feeding shelter cats. Shipping from California, these have a quick turn-around time and the seller’s 5-star rating and over 1,000 sales can give you confidence in purchasing. Orange cat eating from a raised feeder  

LARGE DOG FEEDING STATION/FURNITURE

This one is so distinctive, it’s hard to call it a feeding station. Suited to a minimalistic, modern home decor, this stand, with it’s square pet bowls, would suit any room in the house.  Both height and finish are customizable. This station ships within 2 weeks of receipt of order. With a 5-star review, and over 1,000 sales, you can purchase with confidence. Furniture style square bowl dog feeder   No matter what style of pet food bowl or feeding station you use, feeding your pet quality food is a labor of love. With these 12 suggestions, I hope you can find the perfect gift, or the perfect addition to your home decor. Photos of 3 Pet BowlsPhotos of 4 pet feeding stations
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