Didn’t Find the Perfect Travel Bowl For You?
Learn more below about how to find the best travel bowl for your pup.
Going somewhere with your dog? You’ll have to pack a few essentials for your pooch, including water, food, toys and treats for the trip – but one common essential item that a lot of people will forget about entirely and only realize when they’re in need of it is the dog travel bowl.
It seems like something pretty obvious that naturally goes along with your dog’s food, but it’s still an item that a lot of people leave off their shopping list.
Here are your options when getting a dog travel bowl for your pet – and why getting the right one for your dog is essential.
What Kind of Material?
While the DogGear team loves stainless steel bowls for general use at home, these can be cumbersome to carry around when you are traveling, and many dog owners can’t justify the expense of having two sets of stainless steel bowls. Silicon is an excellent material for travel bowls because it is lightweight, easy to clean, and allows the bowls to be collapsible.
Many dog bowls have a rim around them, and this is usually for two different things at once. In cases where the rim looks a little bit like a moat, it’s designed to keep ants away from the food if you fill this cavity with water: Ants will usually refuse to cross the water, and your dog’s food bowl remains safe!
Larger rims on food bowls for dogs are instead for dogs who have a habit of knocking their food bowls over. These bowls are pretty much impossible to knock over or pick up even if your dog were to try – making it an ideal choice for many dog owners.
Size Really Matters
Consider the size of your dog and the size of the bowl when you’re choosing one for your pet. Make sure that it matches their usual and recommended portion size. Sometimes a bowl that’s too small or big can confuse a dog to the point where they eat around their food instead.
Bowls for Every Dog
Get a different travel bowl for every dog you own. It’s not a great idea to make them share – this can often lead to growling or fighting when in a group of dogs. Make sure that you’re able to space their bowls far apart enough – and that every dog gets their recommended portion size for their bowl.