At Us with pets you will find a large selection of cat bowls for food and drink. The cat bowls are available in a multitude of materials, colors and designs, so you can find exactly the bowls that suit you and your cat. We have e.g. cat bowls on a stainless steel stand, ceramic cat bowls, melamine cat bowls and non-slip mats for cat bowls.
Tip: Make sure the cat bowl is large enough that your cat's whiskers do not touch the rim when drinking or eating, as this can be uncomfortable for the cat.
Which cat bowl should I choose?
There should always be water and dry food available for your cat, and therefore you should have at least two cat bowls as a starting point. If it is a cat that also stays outside, it may be a good idea to have an extra bowl of water outside. If you have several cats, you should have several water and food bowls.
Fortunately, cats are not that fussy when it comes to the type of bowl, and they will typically accept any bowl you choose. However, you should be aware that the bowl should ideally be so large that the cat's whiskers do not touch the edges when it drinks or eats, as this can bother some cats.
In addition, you should consider whether your cat e.g. is sensitive to sounds, as a stainless steel bowl that can move on the kitchen floor can startle it. To avoid a bowl that moves, you can choose a cat bowl with a non-slip base or buy an additional non-slip base for the cat bowls.
Most cat bowls are made of melamine or stainless steel and can therefore easily withstand a trip in the dishwasher. You can also get ceramic cat bowls, which will typically require a quick hand wash instead, but which are easy to clean due to the glazed overlay.
Where should the cat bowl be placed?
As a starting point, you can easily place the cat bowls with water and food on the floor. Especially a tiled floor such as the floor in the kitchen or utility room is preferable in terms of cleaning. The only place you should not place the cat bowls is near the litter box.
There may be other factors that come into play when choosing a location for your cat's bowls. Is there e.g. dogs or children in the family, it can be an advantage to place the bowls on a windowsill or on a shelf, where the cat can eat and drink in peace, and where it does not risk having to share with dogs and children.
If there are several cats in the home, you should have a corresponding number of food and drink bowls, which are placed in different places in the house.