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How Safe Is Your Pet’s Food Bowl?

Recently on our Facebook page, someone asked about ceramic pet food bowls and how to know whether or not it contains lead. This got me to researching on the internet where I learned quite a bit about the different types of pet food bowls and what is safe. Here are a few tips that I learned:

  • When purchasing a ceramic or stoneware bowl, be sure that it is labeled as “lead free”
  • Plastic food bowls, when scratched, can harbor unhealthy bacteria in those tiny crevices that even a good cleaning can’t remove
  • Some plastics contain BPAs which can be harmful to our pets
  • According to Raise a Green Dog!, stainless steel may be your best bet because it doesn’t leak any chemicals, is easy to keep clean and sanitary, and doesn’t rust.

Raise a Green Dog wrote a great, in-depth post about pet food bowls with more information if you are interested!

What kind of pet food bowls do you use?

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

One Response to How Safe Is Your Pet’s Food Bowl?

  1. Kacie Phillips says:

    I’ve always used stainless steel for my pup, but I am always careful to remove the rubber around the bottoms of the bowl because SOMEBODY (aka my very playful pitbull) loves to chew the rubber off!

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