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Auto waterer, large bowl or?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by SpicyBulldog, May 20, 2017.


  1. SpicyBulldog

    SpicyBulldog PetForums VIP

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    I'm thinking about getting the waterers which hold a gallon of water. Not sure if this would be necessary or if anyone uses them. Seems convenient.
    It would be useful over night or if I'm away? Wouldn't have to fill as often as their current bowls. A large bowl would work for that too but take up more space.
     
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    How many dogs do you have? That is an awful lot of water for 12 or evn 24 hours
     
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    It would be for individual dog, there are smaller ones also. But it is supposed to last longer than a day, that is what I mean by not having to fill often. If it last a week great. But they make half gallon and 1 qt ones also.
     
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    Water lasting a week? It'd have dust, hairs ect in it and spit back in it. I only have to touch the bottom of my twos water dish after a day and it's slimy. Can't be healthy to go a week on the same water :Hungover

    Edited to add: just realised you might have meant the fountain type bowls, an elderly friend has one and her dog likes it. Doesn't take up much space but holds a fair bit of water.
     
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    I don't really think it'd last that long lol. Maybe a few days. I am not she if that's what I man because I don't know what type of bowl that is. Do you have link?
     
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    I had one like this as I was looking after a few large dogs for a while and thought it would be good as one of them drank a lot due to a health issue- the dinning room floor got soaked instead as it got knocked over. The bowl got quite slimy and horrible quickly too. Its in the loft and I doubt I will use it again.

    I prefer the torus bowl (https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cve/Heyrex-Torus-Ultimate-Water-Bowl-B-ue-Bowl/B00DSHX7MU ) as the water can be turned off and the bowl cleaned. It also filters the water and seems to keep it nice and cool.
     
  9. smokeybear

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    I guess it depends on what you define as "often".

    TBH I have always given my dogs fresh water daily (as well as my cats, horses etc) as water bowls attract detritus.

    I do not consider that often.
     
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