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Thread: Poll - How often do you wash your pets food and water bowls?

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    feed my dogs twice a day small amounts and wash there bowls every day
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    6 dogs 2 cats, wash dishes every day.
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    Bowls are washed as needed. He eats dry food, and a spoonful of yogurt (vet approved) once a week (keeps the cat breath at bay). He has 1 food bowl and 2 water bowls- 1 by the food, and the other at the other end of the house. Somehow the water bowls need to be washed at least twice a day because there's always food crumbs in them?
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    we have a neighbor dog that comes everyday for a visit, what will be a good snack or treat I can give her

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    Daily, I wouldn't want to eat and drink from dirty dishes so she shouldn't have to either. (Sheltie-Jack Russell mix)

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    Every meal, if we deserve clean dishes, so do they!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesnowdoe View Post
    we have a neighbor dog that comes everyday for a visit, what will be a good snack or treat I can give her

    I would ask your neighbor, I do not let my dogs roam, but one has a grain allergy, and I would be upset to find out he was getting it somewhere else, but like I said my dogs stay home! Just ask the neighbor....carrots are usually a good safe pick.

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    after each meal, Chance gets medicine twice a day, so he need to have food twice a day
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    Same as I wash mine every meal.

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    Dog's food dish after every meal and water dish every time it is filled. Our little girl has crystal dishes so need them to sparkle! LOL We also have 2 large parrots and I wash theirs food/water dishes (not crystal) daily too.
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    Food bowls with each meal and water bowl every time I refill it (usually once a day). Even washing the water bowl once a day it is amazing what a film develops on it.
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    You're supposed to wash them????? (Just kidding)
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    Canned pure pumpkin is a great snack for a dog. It is very nutritious for them too. I give my dog a spoonful everyday.
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    Washing pet food bowls is more of a people thing. Dogs and cats will gobble up the food they like no matter what it is served in.
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    One of my dogs eats her own poop. Why should I worry about clean anything? Dogs will drink out of toilets,mud puddles and anything else. Clean is good but, just ask yourself about the above.
    I have never heard of dogs or cats dying from their owners not washing their bowls after they eat or take a drink of water.
    My cats do not share the dog's water or food. One dog has her own water and food bowls. My new puppy has his own water and food bowls.
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    Daily change of water and at meal time clean bowl. They are family too.

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    I have 4 dogs, I wash their food and water bowls daily. No dishwasher in my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    One of my dogs eats her own poop. Why should I worry about clean anything? Dogs will drink out of toilets,mud puddles and anything else. Clean is good but, just ask yourself about the above.
    I have never heard of dogs or cats dying from their owners not washing their bowls after they eat or take a drink of water.
    My cats do not share the dog's water or food. One dog has her own water and food bowls. My new puppy has his own water and food bowls.

    If your dog is eating her own poop there is a reason. It could be nutrition that she is lacking, sometimes (I am not saying you) if people potty train by rubbing their nose in it, they learn to like the taste of it. We also went through a spell where one of our dogs (we live in the woods with coyotes) started eating his brothers. Well we found out his brother was sick and he was doing it to protect his brother from predators. They can tell by the smell if the dog is sick. His brother got well and he quit doing it. Dogs should not be allowed to drink out of the toilet, that's why there is a lid and a lot of people put stuff in their tanks. Mud puddles are not good either, especially if you live in an inner city, where rats are a problem, as they can get a disease from the rat urine. Dogs can be foul creatures if you LET them, but that is why they have owners. By not washing out their dishes, bacteria can grow, and they COULD get sick. Not all will, but there will be some. It is just a good thing all the way around to wash their dishes. I am glad to see that 99% here do. After all if you are going to have a pet, make them part of the family, and treat them as such.
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    Food bowl daily. Water bowl when empty (I use one of the 2.5 gallon jugs that sit upside down on bowl - a doggie water cooler) - usually about once per week.

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    every meal gets a clean dish (so it's 5dishes x 2 meals a day---no one understands why I have so many sandwich size plates).

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