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

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

    I'm just curious. I have two cats and a dachshund so I use the small metal food bowls and I have 11 of them handy so I can give them a clean bowl everytime I give them fresh food and water.

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    I throw theirs in the dishwasher after every meal...just like I do our dishes.

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    I wash them every day.
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    I wash them everyday.

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    Every meal. I feed mine twice a day. Small amounts.
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    When their done eating at the end of the day, I wash their food dishes and water dishes. I just give them a quick wash in the sink.

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    Every time I run the dishwasher - about every other day. Mine eat from glass bowls for their kibble meals and Corelle soup bowls for their raw meals.

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    I use disposable bowls for my dog's food so she gets a clean one with every feeding and a new water bowl everyday. Our outside cats use the water on demand pet fountain connected to an outside faucet. Don't have to fuss with fresh water everyday for them. My dog knows how to use the cat fountain when she is outside.
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    My dogs prefer rain water from outside as well clean bowls daily
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    Every morning before feeding & fresh water.( My cats only get wet food in the morning , dry the rest of the day )

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    my cats bowl about every ot,her day. sometimes you have to hunt for it, since she covers it and hides it after eating. sometimes under the cabinet, sometimes under a pile of fabric she hunts down fromother rooms. she also has 2 water fountains running all day and night and two glasses of water, one in the bedroom with the water fountain and one as you walk in the door a water fountain and one glass on the sink. she likes running water. sometimes she eats off a napkin coz she get overzealous covering her bowls and throws them and they break or chip. she gets a new bowl for food about ever 3-4 months, due to breakage, and her treats are on a silver platter
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    I rinse mine out every time I fill the drinking water. Food dishes every so often, my cats and dogs only eat dry food.
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    I have 5 dogs and 4 cats and wash their food bowls after each meal. I have 2 water bowls for everyone in the laundry room and wash those every couple of days, although I rinse them out and refill them countless times daily! In the summer I have a hard time keeping up with the water bowls even thought the dogs are always drinking out of the pond as well, which is fun to watch, they will wade in the water and lap as they go! Thinking about that makes me even more tired of all this cold, snow and ice!

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    I throw them in the dishwasher after every meal
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    I have bowls with either water and/or dry food in them on all 3 floors. Their canned food saucers get washed after every use. Their water bowls usually get washed at least once a week or when they start looking like something I wouldn't use myself. Got to treat our pets the same as ourselves, right????
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    her treats are on a silver platter
    Wow, that is fancy.

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    every day, they like clean bowls just like me wanting clean plates : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I rinse mine out every time I fill the drinking water. Food dishes every so often, my cats and dogs only eat dry food.
    Me too No wet food no people food.
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    I clean my little girls bowls with hot soapy water right after she's done eating. I figure I wouldn't want to eat or drink out of a dirty dish or glass so why should she. Also I use to have the stainless bowls but even after cleaning them they would leave a nasty smell also they would get icky real quick. She also gets fresh water different times of the day.

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    All this talk of making work for ourselves washing bowls. Disposables are the way to go.
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    I wash them before I put fresh food or water in them, which means at least daily. I have six food dishes and two water dishes available, so there are normally some ready to be used. I have two dogs.

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    Everyday for the food dish and twice daily for the water. He's spoiled and doesn't want his water to sit and get warm.

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    daily. 4 dogs and 5 cats. daily
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    Peach insists on clean dishes for every meal..wants fresh water, too. He also comes after me when he uses his litter box.
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    Every meal. I make their dogfood and use chicken, so I am afraid to leave it in the dishes even a short while

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