If people ate out of 'slanted' bowls, we'd be washing our clothes every day. But slanted bowls are the latest thing for small pets because they are more ergonomic for them than bowls that lie flat.
Raised bowls are not necessarily slanted bowls. Raised bowls are simply taller, made to accommodate a pet's height. Slanted bowls are titled forward, which makes it a lot easier for dogs and cats to reach their food.They are especially good for flat-faced pets like Pug dogs and Persian cats. A slanted bowl is characterized by:
- Its tilt forward, usually about 15 to 20 degrees.
- It is generally curved inside and has no inside corners where food tends to get stuck.
- Its shape allows food to drop low in the bowl so it's most accessible to your pet.
- It works exceptionally well for dry food, like kibble, but wet food is more accessible with the stand-up bowl as well.
- And it is wide enough to free your pets whiskers from rubbing against the side of the bowl, as cats, especially, can suffer whisker stress.
Slanted bowls are now 'state of the art' in feeding small pets like cats, teacup dogs, and even rabbits.
Here are 7 highly rated slanted pet bowls that are also pretty cool looking!
The iBard is made for small dogs and cats, less than 25 pounds. The food bowl sits on a base and can be adjusted to any angle. Both the bowl and the base are made of food grade polypropylene and are BPA free. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.
A raised base is considered ergonomically preferable for feeding dogs and cats, which makes the iBard even more 'user friendly.'
The base of the iBard Slanted Dog Or Cat Bowl is light pink and you can choose between light pink or ivory for the bowl. Customer reviews are quite high for this bowl, but I would consider using this only for cats or for dogs 10 pounds and under because heavier dogs seem to be able to shift the bowl around as they eat.
ViviPet makes three different tilted ceramic (primarily) cat bowls. The Q Bowls are for food. The ceramic makes these bowls especially desirous in their pretty colors, and it is lead-free, food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe.
The ViviPet Bowls are 6 by 5 inches around and 4.5 Inches high and hold about 1.5 cups of dry food. In all their pretty colors, you'll be sure to match your decor. Cats seem to like them, and they can be used by teacup size pups too.
In matching colors, the ViviPet Big Head Water Bowl has room for your cat's head and keeps water from splashing around. Dimensions are 6 by 7.2 Inches and 5.5 Inches high. It holds up to 3 cups of water. I would definitely invest in both the Water Bowl and the Q Bowl so kitty has a matching and ergonomic set.
Oh, go all out! The beauty of this handmade ceramic set on a special kitty silicone mat (19 x 10 inches) is just too lovely to resist in blue (above), yellow, or salmon. You've seen the Q-Bowl and the Big Head Water Bowl above, but in this set the Mini Bowl is included, which can be used for special treats when the occasion calls for them. Or, ViviPet suggests you use the Mini Bowl at your own table for sauces, nuts, or other small food items. Actually, you could use all of this collection for your own treats!
Here's a really stunning dining set by ViviPet. The feeder stand is elevated, slanting toward your cat at a 15 degree angle, so your cat can be poised to eat and drink at an appropriate angle. The wide bowls save him from whisker stress. The ViviPet Elevated Feeder is available in white, black, and wood grain with white or black ceramic bowls. You can also choose colored bowls, like these....
The ViviPet Elevated Feeder can be used by cats and small dogs.
The Four Claws Elevated Cat Feeder is very stylish, especially with its anodized aluminum frame. Glass bowls are inserted in its 15 degree slanted frame. They hold about 13 ounces of food or water each, and are just 4.25 inches in diameter. Personally, I would like the bowls a bit wider, but I have a big cat.
The Four Claws Elevated Cat Feeder is very highly rated. This feeder is easy to care for with glass bowls that can be put in the microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. It is raised 4 inches from the floor.
You can purchase extra bowls for the Four Claws if needed.
The Pidan Studio Stand and Bowl make another smashing statement, but that's not all. The stand tilts at 15 degrees and the bowl is totally round so it's easy for small dogs and cats to slurp or eat without spilling. The bowl holds up to 8 ounces of food or water.
You can tilt the Pidan Studio Raised Cat Food Bowl a bit up or down, depending on the height of your kitty, a convenience of this particular pet bowl.
If the cats pictured below are any indication, the Pidan Studio Raised Cat Food Bowl with Stand is a winner. You may want to get two, one for food, the other for water.
The Pidan Studio Raised Cat Food Bowl with Stand is made of clear polycarbonate, a high grade plastic with no ill-effects on your or your pet. This must be hand-washed, however, and it is not heat resistant. It has a non-slip pad beneath the stand so your pet doesn't have to chase her bowl around.
Parent reviewers of these slanted bowls tend to be 'reformed' by the ergonomic argument that tilted bowls are easier for their pets to access and better for digestion.
That's the buzz for today!