Wooden dog bowl?

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11-27-2012 05:21 AM

Hi a short question,

I’m in the need of a couple of dog bowls for my 80lbs puppies and was wondering if its a good idea to turn them out of wood or should I just buy metal dishes?



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#1 posted 11-27-2012 05:44 AM

My dawgs would eat a wooden bowl.

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 05:47 AM

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 05:56 AM

At waho, we are talking about the bowls not a raised stand. But thanks

@crank yip this is my concern too as fungus growing in the bowls.

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 09:40 AM

Be sure to finish them in something food safe and it’ll be better for fido. A dog will eat out of a bear trap if you put food in it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 11:47 AM

Base it on the dog, mine ate all the plastic food bowls we collected over the years so now we have just metal. She also enjoys chewing on wood scraps and has gone through several dowels that my daughter finds in the shop to play with. In my case the dog would simply eat them.

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 11:59 AM

I personally would use the metal bowls. You can put them in the dishwasher when needed. Our dog wouldn’t eat the wooden bowl necessarily, but we do occasionally give him scraps (don’t report me….) which makes the yuck factor go up.

We had a lady from China stay with us once. (not joking) and she pointed out that it was odd that we would throw out leftovers and then buy food for our dog. I never forgot that comment.

Have a good one.

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 12:03 PM

If your dog is so old it doesn’t have teeth, you might get away with using a wood dogfood bowl. I have only seen one dog that doesn’t chew everything they can reach, but I wouldn’t put her food in a wooden feed bowl. But, go ahead and make one and see how long it lasts. You can always go to the Dollar Tree store and buy a cheap metal bowl later.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 01:32 PM

Make the bowls, sell them, use the proceeds to buy metal ones. :D

-- Art

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 01:37 PM

Your dogs won’t appreciate them. Buy metal or plastic and use the time to make something for yourself, friends or family.

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#10 posted 11-27-2012 02:00 PM

metal, easier and faster to clean, i made a wooden bowl holder for my ankle biters…..

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#11 posted 11-27-2012 06:16 PM

well guess the conclusion is clear. Metal dog bowls it is and about them being old, well 9 months old pups have way to many teeths…

thanks for your help!

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#12 posted 11-27-2012 06:25 PM

looks like you’ve already decided anyway, but another vote against – over time I think you’d have trouble keeping them clean. Cats & dogs can actually get bacterial skin infections from dirty dishes..

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#13 posted 11-27-2012 07:10 PM

Stainless steel on ebay best thing money can buy very inexpensive and I have 2 one for food and another for a drink of water in a little carrier.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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