How often should you wash your pet’s bowls?

Keeping pets healthy is at the top of each pet parent’s list. Usually, when we think of keeping them healthy, we think of giving them the right amount of high-quality pet food along with adequate amounts of water. Often, we forget that not only is what we put in the bowls important to our pet’s health, but how we take care of the bowls themselves as well. Even the cutest of bowls, like the French Bull Twiggy and Ziggy Bowls, need to be washed frequently.

What happens when you don’t frequently wash your pet’s bowls?

Just like us humans, our pets are just as susceptible to bacteria and viruses, many of which can from one of their favorite things: food and water bowls. Left unwashed and your pet’s bowls could be one of the most dangerous places for them. Pet food and water bowls are a very common breeding ground for bacteria—especially if you feed your pet wet food.

Both food and water bowls can harbor dangerous germs and bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli. If not disinfected, your pet’s bowls can be harmful and cause illness in both pets and people.

Tips for keeping your pet’s bowls in healthy conditions:

  • Wash water bowl every day and replace with fresh water each time
  • Wash food bowl after every meal
  • Put them through the dishwasher on the top rack, if the bowls are dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash in hot (hot as you can handle), soapy water
  • Wash them last or use a separate sponge
  •  Soak the bowls in a mixture of water and bleach (1/2 cup of bleach per gallon of water) for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and air dry
  • Always thoroughly rinse to get rid of any soapy residue

French Bull 2IN1 Pet Bowl is perfect for your pet!

The French Bull 2IN1 Pet Bowl is a stylish food and water bowl for both cats and dogs. It’s great for both wet and dry food, and comes in trendy colors and designs that will brighten up your pet’s feeding time.

One French Bull 2IN1 Pet Bowl includes two pet bowls: the BPA-free plastic bowl and the stainless steel insert. The plastic bowl has a non-slip base, perfect for those messy eaters who love pushing the bowl around.

The French Bull 2IN1 Pet Bowl comes in two different sizes, 12 oz (small) and 24 oz (medium), as well as two different eye-catching designs, Ziggy and Twiggy.

 

Win a FREE French Bull 2IN1 Pet Bowl for your cat or dog!

Win a free French Bull 2IN1 Pet Bowl!  Just leave a comment below specifying what size (12 oz or 24 oz), and you could win a FREE bowl from 1800PetMeds! Four winners will be chosen at random from Thursday, August 16, 2018, through Friday, August 24, 2018, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! There will be a total of four (4) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!

Congratulations to the drawing winners! Look for an email from us about claiming your prize:  
Medina F.
Autumn P. 
Dana Y.
Patricia T. 

422 Comments

  1. Would love the 24 oz size bowls for food and water. They look really nice. Will start ordering my basset hound puppy his Trifexis as soon as he stops growing!

  2. Glad I went on line! Wanted to check pricing on Trifexis. Buying monthly now for my basset hound puppy until he reaches his final weight 45-50 lbs. Was surprised to find a give-a-way for two bowls that would be perfect for him in the 24 Oz size. He’s such a chow ‘hound’!

  3. My new puppy Paige would love to win the 24oz bowl.

  4. We just bought a new little house. SAM, my Service Dog and constant companion of many years, would be THRILLED to have one of these snazzy bowls in his new eating area. We can show it off to all the new friends I hope he will make there. Such a hard working dog deserves a classy bowl like yours in which to enjoy his meals at the end of the day. A very special bowl for a very special dog.

  5. We just bought a new little house. SAM, my Service Dog and constant companion of many years, would be THRILLED to have one of these snazzy bowls in his new eating area. We can show it off to all the new friends I hope he will make there. Such a hard working dog deserves a classy bowl like yours in which to enjoy his meals at the end of the day. A very special bowl for a very special dog.

  6. Lauren KirkpatrickAugust 23, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    24 oz for both my pug and two cats would be great! We have always used crappy plastic bowls and we would love the chance to have these. Thank you for the opportunity! 🐱 🐶

  7. My Golden puppy would absolutely love to share a 24 oz bowl with her older golden step sister-pal!

  8. Cherylee MircovichAugust 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    12 oz bowl pretty please. How fun!! Thank you for giving us a chance to win something. Have a great day

  9. 12 oz. Bowl please my cats would love it

  10. 12 oz. Bowl please my cats would love it

  11. Tinkerbell, would love to get the 24oz so she don’t have to share a bowl with brother Odie!

  12. The 12 oz bowl would be great for my cat.

  13. Would love to have the 12 oz bowl for our Miniature Dachshund who is on a strict diet for obesity! It would help us as the owners realize portion control! I also think it would help Gitmo to see a bowl that’s “more full” (smaller bowl, same servings) and would excite him!

  14. I know Wags would love those adorably colorful bowls in the small size of 12oz! How cute! Good luck to Wags! Thank y’all!

  15. Our family of three female dogs would love the 24 oz bowl set. Bless you!

  16. Please pick my dogs to receive the 24oz bowls

  17. Please pick me.. I never win.. need 24oz bowls

  18. Gander would love a new #24 ounce food bowl.

  19. Beverly JohnsondogmomAugust 23, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    my boys would enjoy the 24 oz bow;

  20. 12oz……my little furball could use this

  21. 12oz would be awesome for my cats

  22. My cat will love it

  23. Sadie & Sophie need cute new bowls / 24 oz pleade

  24. Sofe would love the big bowl

  25. I probably wash Walker’s dishes better than mine LOL…….Thank you for the information. I would love a new bowl for my Beagle.

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