How often do you wash your dog bowls?

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How often do you wash your dog dishes?

  1. After every meal.

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  2. Once a day.

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  3. Once a week.

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  4. Once a month.

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  5. Wash...what?

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  6. My dogs don't eat out of dishes/other.

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  1. Airn

    Airn New Member

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    I don't understand this question?


    It stays in its spot on the floor where I will re-fill it in the morning. It's just a stainless steel bowl :lol-sign:
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    This, or if they look gross. Blackinois bowl gets nasty because he eats in his crate and sits with it for a while usually so it gets hair in it and he doesn't lick it clean completely so it gets a grime, my dogs are way better at cleaning. :)
     
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    I don't really do anything with them. They just sit on the floor/in the kennel unless they are in my way, then they sit on a different place on the floor closer to the wall.
     
  4. JustaLilBitaLuck

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    This! The cat food dish stays on her placemat with her water bowl but it's out of the way.

    The dogs get fed in three corners of the kitchen. Leaving the bowls there would be very much in the way. I don't want to put them in the cupboard or on the counter dirty. So much easier to just wash them right away and leave them nice and clean on the counter until the next feeding.
     
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    I have wire racks that hold stainless steel food and water bowls. They stay in the wire rack until the next feeding. One is in Logan's crate, the other is in a designated spot in my room (for Gavroche), out of the way. Both are on plastic, heavy duty placemats.
     
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    Yeah, I pretty much wash them if they are in reaching distance when loading the dishwasher and there is room. So that could be every day or every month or whenever.

    It's not something I really worry about, but I think overall they get washed at least once every couple weeks.

    Oh, and I feed raw.

    If I feed in their crates (they hang on the sides) I just leave them there. If they get fed in the kitchen I typically just leave them on the floor till they get kicked around enough to get annoying. I think that's when they tend to get washed.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    If you saw Merlin eat you would understand why it doesn't need to be washed that frequently lol or ever.
     
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    I'm glad to see I'm not the only person that doesn't wash them, I've wondered if I was horrible for that. My dogs leave no residue in their dishes. I feed in their crates, so I just leave them there until it's time for their next feeding.

    The water dish, I usually rinse out before refilling, and if it's looking icky (which does happen), I clean it out with dish soap and a scrubby sponge. It doesn't really fit in the dishwasher. They also have water dishes in their kennels for when I'm at work. They tend not to drink out of them very much, but I do get them out and clean them sometimes, they get slimy otherwise.
     
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    Every couple weeks/months/whenever things get dirty. Kibble/canned. Water bowl gets rinsed every refill. As for what I do with them in between, I prefer to leave it in it's spot in the kitchen so that I have something to trip over every day.
     
  10. JessLough

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    Well, like me, Rosey would graze through the day, so it stayed in her rack thing.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    They rarely get washed. Jack eats in his crate and Sally eats loose in the same room. Both dogs lick their own dishes very thoroughly, then when they are done eating they switch and lick each others dishes very thoroughly.

    If I need a dish washer filler I throw them in. I feed kibble. The cats bowls get washed if they look icky. The birds bowls are washed daily, because they often poop in them, and Yoda and Solo drop their bird kibble in their water dishes to soak a but before eating it, so those get gross fast.
     
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    Natasha's food bowl gets washed after every meal, unless she doesn't finish all the kibble and there's more than half, then it just gets refilled and, when she finishes, washed.
    The water bowl... a little less, but it's kept clean.
     
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    I said once a month. Basically if I go to fill it and it feels slimy I wash it. His water bowl gets washed more often because I have to go to the sink to dump it out and rinse it anyways, might as well wash it while I'm there.

    The cats' dishes get washed after every meal. They lick theirs just as clean as the dog does but they used to leave some behind so it would have to be watched. That just put us in the habit of washing them all the time.
     
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    Ignore them until they are ready to eat again? Both dogs have placemats. The bowls just sit there. Meg's has the water bowl on it as well.

    The water bowl gets dumped and rinsed at least once a day, usually more like twice. Usually wiped out with a paper towel each time as well, so it doesn't get that slimy film.

    The food bowls get washed generally whenever I'm staying in a motel, because I don't bring a separate water bowl. I feed them in their bowls when we get there, then wash them out (no soap, just hot water and paper towels) and refill with water.

    The dogs aren't dead yet.
     
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    I guess a contributing factor to mine is that bowls can't be left down with Bailey. She doesn't guard water bowls but anything that contained food, she would. (Except that when we visited her this past weekend, Gabby and Buzz used "her" water bowl and her food bowl was sitting next to it because she'd just eaten... so maybe living alone has eliminated that stress for her?)
     
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    Nothing. They just stay in their respective corners. We don't have space to actually put them "away" so they just stay on the floor and get kicked around if they're in the way.

    My cat is 12 years old, has had the same food dish his entire life, and I'm pretty certain I have never washed it lol. If he doesn't lick his bowl clean, then the dogs do, and it just doesn't look dirty so meh :p
     
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    As for the ferret bowls... They don't get washed. If I have a single ferret (like I do now, Nacho), those bowls get washed after that ferret is gone, then stored until it is needed again.

    Ren and Ella's bowls were washed when they were bought.
     
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    I put once a week ... But it's really like once every few days. My bowls are plastic because all mine are afraid to eat out of metal bowls xD, maybe it's the reflection or the sound ... They drink water out of one outside ... Silly dogs. Plus plastic is more durable than porcelain and cheaper to replace if it breaks or whatever.
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    This, too... though not often. :eek:

    ETA: Forgot to say, we feed kibble.
     
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    We feed kibble. Bowls get washed...whenever. Either they are slimy or I just want to throw something in the dishwasher. They get rinsed out with hot water daily though.

    Afterwards they just sit on his stand/kibble container.
     

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