Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
BeeBee drinks a lot of water.
And Nala also drinks a lot. They are both on prednisone for their immune disease, so I have to have a lot of water out.
They don't care what I use-- it could be a glass loaf pan. That's works! (I wasn't using it anyway.)
I like to use glass, but I also use stainless steel sometimes. The white bowls show me if there is any dirt in there from "leaky chins" and I like the gang to have clean water.
This plastic bowl is in good shape, but it's only used in the car. I always keep a water bowl in the car-- just in case. But, plastic can get nicked and harbor bacteria. So, I don't usually use it.
Chumley just wants to have water available, too-- the bowl below fits him just fine.
He thinks he's a stud. Handsome yes. Stud, nope! (That was taken care of years ago!)
Rocky-- oh, sweet sweet Rocky (available for adoption with his dad, Furby) has a lot of water bowls in his house, too.
Like my house, there are a "few" dogs at Camp Kent haha. That stainless bowl is clean, I don't know where the dark shadow came from.
Duke likes fresh water to drink.
Oreo is more interested in playing! (He's a beautiful boy-- I know the right home is out there for both of them.)
For dogs that have an e-collar on, I have found that pasta bowls work the best. The e-collar can easily fit over it. The Camp Kent Pekes below have had their share of e-collars!
If you are uptown, you can use nice bowl. I have Longaberger bowls (I'm not sure how many people still use these), but these have been called in as water bowls, too.
When Pi and her family come to visit....
I bring out the big bowls. I had a crock pot that "died" -- but the bowl was great. So, it's a water bowl for crowds. (The crock pot was only 20 something years old-- why didn't it last longer LOL.)
Now, if you have a fast eater at your house, like BeeBee and Nala.. (Okay, this isn't a water bowl.)
You may have to use a slow-feeder bowl. I haven't found any that are not plastic.
They sure help with these two girls because they will inhale their food!
Cleaning them can be tricky-- I don't want any bacteria build up-- but a bottle brush works great.
Chumley used to use a slow feeder bowl, but he's an old boy now, and he doesn't eat fast anymore. Doing a blog on water bowls probably seems silly-- but hey, silly blogs are fun, too. Post a picture of YOUR water bowl! (I mean your dogs' water bowl, of course haha.)