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Mom of Jato
3rd January 2009, 04:53 AM
My two have been getting their ears wet from drinking out of their current bowl, so I went on the internet and found Stainless Steel Bowls for Long Eared Dogs. I just received them today, and :eek: they are huge!!!! I should have known when they stated that they hold 1 quart, but the photo looked great since the bowl had a much smaller width at the top. Now I have to return them. :( What do all of you use for water bowls for your dogs?

tara
3rd January 2009, 05:27 AM
Holly has beautiful bowls from Cindy Koehring -- website is spanielbowls.com. I highly recommend these bowls and Cindy is great to work with!

Karlin
3rd January 2009, 09:51 AM
You need to get spaniel bowls designed for cavaliers which tends to mean the hand made ones as above.

However I simply use a no-spill bowl. I use the Buddy Bowl and just take out the inner third piece, or something like this also would work: http://www.roadrefresher.com/.

I use these not for dog ears but because my cat Ambrose will scoop all the water out of a normal bowl with his paw and scatter it all over the floor making a huge wet mess. :rolleyes: However a fringe benefit is that the dogs' ears stay dry.

I have also just taken a round, inexpensive food container with lid (about 1qt size) and cut a large round opening in the lid and the animals would drink through that. The drinking opening needs to be about 5 inches in diameter.

Mom of Jato
3rd January 2009, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the info. I will have to check out the options you both suggested. I really wanted stainless steel though. Any other ideas out there?

Cathy Moon
3rd January 2009, 10:48 PM
I use the stainless steel bowls that only hold about 1 1/2 cups of water. I set them into ceramic bowls for extra stability.

I found a photo of the steel bowl nested into the ceramic bowl (at left):
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh252/GeordieIndia/DSC_0620.jpg