Feeding the dog is an oft-overlooked part of the day. Most people sling some kibble into a dish and call it good. For those of you out there who are a little more focused on your dog’s food delivery vehicle, read on. There are plethora of designs and styles for your pup’s mealtime needs and as the consummate dog owner, you’ll of course want to see several of them before you come to a decision. There are plenty of dogs who have special feeding requirements and nearly as many dog bowls designed with those requirements in mind. Of course, in addition to just the right bowl, you’ll want a feeding mat to contain any messes.
While you consider what to put the food in, you may also want to revisit the food itself. We recommend the best grain-free dog food here and the top five best dry dog food brands here. Before it hits the bowl, you may also consider keeping the food in a pet food container to keep it fresh.
From slow eating bowls to app-enabled automatic feeders, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten best dog bowls to help you pick the best for your furry friend.
1. ModaPet CA0210 Cool Azul Bowl
This is just a basic, but stylish, pedestal bowl. Made of ABS composite, this bowl is finished to look more like glass or porcelain. It has a rubber base to ensure that it won’t move around, but it’s still dishwasher safe. It’s also microwave safe, if you warm up your dog’s food before you serve it. Available in a variety of colors and sizes.
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Price: $13.90 (7 percent off MSRP)
2. Jw Pet Skidstop Slow Feed Pet Bowl
Is your dog a gulper? Many dogs are. They nearly choke themselves while they gorge, swallowing every bite whole. To slow them down a bit, consider a slow feed bowl like this one. It’s made of heavy duty plastic and has a high-grip rubber base to hold it in place. I’ve personally used this model with a couple of notorious fast-eating dogs. If this one doesn’t appeal, there are more interactive models, such as this maze bowl.
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Price: $5.99 (23 percent off MSRP)
3. Neater Feeder Dog Bowl
If your dog bowl happens to be in a high-traffic area, I’m sure you’ve had the unfortunate experience of kicking or bumping it, causing the contents to spill. This bowl aims to fix that with high sides that prevent splashing. Water drains into a reservoir below, while food stays on top. It’s available in small, medium, and large, depending on the size of your dog. You can also buy height extenders for it.
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Price: $26.70 (24 percent off MSRP)
4. KMG Designs Walnut Elevated Food Bowl Set
Perhaps style is more your area of concern. Consider this handsome dish set, made of walnut finished wood with heavy stoneware ceramic bowls. This is a durable, designer set that is still a good, no-nonsense solution to dog mealtime.
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Price: $25.99 (13 percent off MSRP)
5. Catit Double Diner
With a smaller bowl for food and a larger bowl for water, this stylish dual bowl is a nice upgrade to almost any basic bowl. My dog had it for awhile before we moved 1,000 miles and we had to abandon it in our downsizing. It’s a great bowl and it’s easy to clean.
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Price: $13.48 (39 percent off MSRP)
6. Our Pets Store-n-Feed
After the move, I bought my dog this dish set as a replacement to the one above. This one has the major advantage of also being food storage. The container part holds a 25 pound bag of food, while the feeder itself is adjustable from eight inches to 12 inches depending which direction you set the top. You can also use one side as a self-waterer with the addition of a water bottle. A very handy set.
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Price: $22.49 (53 percent off MSRP)
7. Dexas Popware Adjustable Height Pet Feeder
Staying with theme of adjustable-height feeders, this one is the deluxe solution. Adjustable between eight inches and 13 inches, you can increase the height as your dog grows. The bowls come in four playful colors and are also collapsible. In fact, the whole thing breaks down to 2.5 inches tall for convenient storage or travel use. The company also makes a matching grip mat.
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Price: $34.02 (24 percent off MSRP)
8. Petstages Perfect Pace Feeding Tray
If the slow-feeding solutions above don’t work, consider this option. This feeding tray slows feeding down by spreading food out, making it impossible to gulp huge piles. The manufacturer says it will slow feeding times by four times a normal bowl.
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Price: $9.93 (55 percent off MSRP)
9. Outward Hound Kyjen 23001 Port A Bowl Collapsible Travel Bowl
Does your dog frequently accompany you on your various journeys? Use this Outward Hound travel bowl to feed your pup on the go. Made of quick-drying, rugged nylon, this bowl will fold flat for easy carrying.
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Price: $4.55 (35 percent off MSRP)
10. Petnet SmartFeeder
This is the high-tech solution. If you need an automatic feeder, you might as well go all out. This feeder holds up to 7 pounds of food and is programmable via your iPhone. You can manage every aspect of feeding your dog through the app, including remote feedings, portion management, and notifications. The inner food hopper is dishwasher safe and the unit includes a rechargeable backup battery. If the price is a bit high for you, try this simpler Oxgord electronic programmable feeder.
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