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What do you recommend for my dog that makes a mess when drinking from his water bowl?

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June 16, 2019 / By Aislinn
Question: I keep a towel under his water bowl which becomes soaking wet when he drinks. I can change it regularly but I am sure others have had this same problem and solved it. I was thinking of buying the water bowls that stand off of the ground, but not sure if that would solve the problem. My other dog does not make a mess when drinking. I know because they are in separate parts of the house. Thanks for any tips! :)
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Traherne Traherne | 10 days ago
For a messy dog with whiskers I tried a giant sized bowl, very wide and that worked better than anything. I bought a huge enamel bowl from a camping shop.
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Traherne Originally Answered: Our dog likes to knock her food out of her bowl before eating it. Makes a mess. How do I prevent this?
the bowl type you describe is usually made out of plastic - if this is the case - get rid of the bowl immediately.. plastic is pourous and can contain bacteria and is impossible to actually clean thoroughly.. PLUS dogs should never have food left out more than 1/2 hour after feeding time (eg all uneaten food should be removed after 1/2 hour - so this would mean extra work for you because you have to empty the bowl and fill up with water and put it back again switch to a STAINLESS STEEL bowl - you can get them with rubber rims on the bottom so they cannot be pushed around - you can get really tall rimmed ones that they cannot simply knock the food out of.. she is simply bored and making a game for herself - more mental stimulation durring the day will also help (eg more games of catch or practicing her training)

Redmund Redmund
An elevated bowl is always a good idea if you have a taller breed of dog like I do, it also helps them to not strain their necks while eating or drinking. Dogs will be dogs, and they do tend to make messes when eating or drinking, and not purposefully. There's no real way to fix this other than to try the elevated bowls to see if they will work out for you and your dog. I have a special mat that absorbs water if my big guy spills any out of his bowl which happens quite often too. You can buy it at Petco or online for fairly cheap, and they are machine wash safe. Good luck and I hope this helps you!
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Maurice Maurice
Some dogs love to puddle in their water bowls. I had a lab and a golden that did this, so I used a dishpan and put the water bowl inside. That kept the water off the floor.
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Jocelyn Jocelyn
Lol my dog likes to drip water everywhere as well! U can't really teach them to not, as they are just dogs. A towel is prob the best thing. After ur dog is done "dripping" all over the floor, you can make a special towel dedicated to your dog for cleaning the floor. Each time the floor gets super wet from him/ her, just dry it! :)
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Gregg Gregg
My dog was the same way when she was a puppy. She liked to "play" in her water. I put a rubber backed mat under it, so my floor stays dry.
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Gregg Originally Answered: Cat not drinking water out of bowl?
Your cat must prefer running water. Bring her into your bathroom and turn on the faucet (on cold) really, really low. Just a little trickle. This should simulate the fountain enough to entice her to drink. You can even put her on the counter to help her see what you are doing. You may want to invest in a new fountain. While hard to keep clean, some cats simply prefer it. You should also do a quick test to see if your cat is dehydrated. Pull the fur on her "scruff" area up a bit. If it snaps right back, she's ok. If the skin stays up or falls slowly, she is dehydrated and needs fluids. Your vet can do a quick shot of fluids under her skin to help her. If you can't get ahold of your vet tonight, you can add just a tiny drop or two of tuna water (the packing water from a can of tuna) to a bowl and let her have that. The smell is very strong to entice her to drink. But as it's salty, you don't want her to have too much. <> If a cat goes too long without water, it can turn deadly quick. Please watch her carefully and see your vet immediately if she seems overly tired, panting, has a wobbly gait or is unable to get up. Good luck to you and your kitty!

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