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I just wanted to put a warning out on these plastic dog/cat food and water bowls. They're these heavy duty plastic bowls, extra think and chew resistant. They come is all different colors.

I had 2 of these, both purpleish pink colored, and i was putting food and water in them for my cats. well, when i was drying out the water dish, the coloring came off onto the handtowel! i put some water in it...left it for 10 minutes, and poured the water into a white bowl...THE WATER HAD TURNED PINK! I don't know if this is a health hazard to pets or anything, but it can't be good. i threw them out after i saw this. can't the coloring coming off and seeping into the food and water made pets sick from chemicals or something?

The bowls that did this are called a "Crock Dish." I got mine at Wal-Mart. I tried finding a number for the manufacturer of the bowls, but couldn't, so i'm calling the wal-mart head office tomorrow to let them know. If you have these bowls for your pets, please double check and make sure this isn't happening. again, i don't know if this is a health hazard or anything, but it can't be good.
 

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KB mamma said:
Mine are all ceramic.....never feed from a metal bowl either especially water
is stainless steel ok? i feed chico from ceramic bowls, but i got this cute little stainless steel set for my cats.
 

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Chico's mamma if its dry food its ok but dont do wet! If they eat right away and nothing is left then that migt be alright too
 

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ok...thx. i feed them dry food in the stainless steel bowl. the only time i give them wet food its in a glass dish. their water is in a stainless steel dish...i wash them every day and change their water almost once every few hours.
 

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ok...thx. i feed them dry food in the stainless steel bowl. the only time i give them wet food its in a glass dish. their water is in a stainless steel dish...i wash them every day and change their water almost once every few hours.
personally I would stop the water in the stainless. but I am someone who gives spring water to my dogs, too much crap in tap....(hehehehhe)
 

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I give bottled water to my cats and chico...i don't drink tap so they don't either. i had a water purifying pitcher...but they stopped making replacement filters for it :x my next thing is one of the purifiers you put right on the faucet. my mother in law has this thing in her garage that hooks up to the water pipes and pruifies all the water in the house. i took a shower there and my hair came out super soft using purified water, i was amazed :D
 

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OH I only WISH I could get my shower water purified, that would be ideal.....she must have a reverse osmosis(??) system!!
 

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OH I only WISH I could get my shower water purified, that would be ideal.....she must have a reverse osmosis(??) system!!
yea, she's got the whole shabang in her house...water softener, reverse osmosis thing, the works.
 

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I think stainless steel bowls should be o.k. for both water and food. I had a set of stainless steel bowls I used for years, with no problems. I use ceramic bowls now.

I think the danger from the metal bowls comes from the aluminim bowls and pans. I'm not sure of the scientific aspect of it, but I think it has something to do with interaction between the metal and bacteria. It has always been my understanding that stainless steel is safe, and does not pose this hazard.
 

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yea, now that i think of it, stainless steel should be ok...i think the metal ones pose a risk, especially with water because it can rust.
 

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its the metals within these bowls that gets into the food etc. Just like Alzheimers is a collection of metal in the brain, I just say avoid it as much as possible as we cant get away from it all, (like can food) even drink your sodas not stored in cans, although plastic is crap too, wish they made them in glass like they used to. Not that I drink soda....but ya know. :D
 

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KB mamma said:
its the metals within these bowls that gets into the food etc. Just like Alzheimers is a collection of metal in the brain, I just say avoid it as much as possible as we cant get away from it all, (like can food) even drink your sodas not stored in cans, although plastic is crap too, wish they made them in glass like they used to. Not that I drink soda....but ya know. :D
ya know, i wonder why they don't make soda in glass bottles anymore? they still make YooHoo in glass bottles. i remember the glass pepsi bottles from a long time ago, i was like 5 the last time i saw one.
 

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chimom said:
I think stainless steel bowls should be o.k. for both water and food. I had a set of stainless steel bowls I used for years, with no problems. I use ceramic bowls now.

I think the danger from the metal bowls comes from the aluminim bowls and pans. I'm not sure of the scientific aspect of it, but I think it has something to do with interaction between the metal and bacteria. It has always been my understanding that stainless steel is safe, and does not pose this hazard.
I think you're absolutely right about stainless steel vs aluminum. I know there are recipes that call for using "nonreactive" bowls or cookware. Stainless is always fine, aluminum can be a problem. I use ceramic for Lily only because when I first got her, she was real scared of shiny things. She's gotten over that to a large extent but I kinda like the look of ceramic. Plus, her water bowl was my Gracie's old food bowl and I like having that around. :)
 

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Me too I dnt keep food or water down to long im terrified of germs! Stainless steel user here aswell...but tht bowl sounds real unhealthy!! :shock:
 

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What about glass bowls?? You can put them in the dishwasher? I used to use the stainless steel, but the "clink Clink" noise drove be batty! :shock:
 
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