Best dog dishes

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You may not think it, but buying the right dog dish can reduce a lot of nuisances in your life. There’s a large variety of dishes out there with many different functions, including anti-skid dishes that reduce spillage, automatic feeding dishes that ensure food is always in supply, portion control dishes that prevent wolfing food and overeating, and raised or angled dishes that help elderly and tall dogs eat without causing neck, back, or other joint issues. To help you choose the right option for your dog, here are our best food dish picks.

Best budget dog dish

Stainless-steel dog food bowl

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AmazonBasics stainless steel dog bowl

There are no bells and whistles, but this stainless steel dog dish does a great job

If you are just after a no-thrills dog bowl that still offers no-spills, this dog water or feed dish is a great choice. Made from durable stainless-steel with a rubber base to prevent sliding (and floor marking), this is a great no-tip bowl for both puppies and full-grown dogs.

Best floor-saving dog dishes

Twin dog food bowls and tray

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Vivaglory dog bowls

No more messy feeding times with this tray with built in food and water dishes

This non-toxic, BPA-free silicone bone-shaped tray is designed to catch spills and splashes to keep your floor clean of mess and holds two removable high-quality stainless-steel dishes. Available in four sizes, it’s easy to match what you buy to the size of your dog – whether it’s a great puppy or a Great Dane. Both the dishes and the tray are dishwasher safe, meaning they are easy to clean when they are displaying those tell-tale signs of happy doggie dinners.

Best angled dog dish

Angled dog food bowl on tray

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UPSKY raised pet bowls

Make feeding time more comfortable for your pets with these angled dog dishes

Offering two easy-to-clean removable stainless-steel dishes, this option allows more than one dog to eat at the same time or provides dishes for food and water. This bowl has a non-slip platform and offers up food at a 15-degree angle to allow your pet easy food access and make swallowing simple. Its lip catches stray food and drink, and the raised construction reduces the burden on your dog’s neck. It's also suitable for cats if you are a multi-pet household and they like eating together.

Best raised dog dish

Adjustable raised dog bowls

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Pet Zone Designer Diner adjustable elevated dog bowls

Whatever the age or size of your dog, these raised dishes make feeding as easy

Raised dog dishes provide a healthy feeding position that aids digestion and reduces stress on joints and bones. This tray is adjustable with three settings (2.75, 8, or 12 inches tall), making it ideal for puppies through to full-grown dogs, no matter the size of your furry friend. The legs are fitted with rubber feet to keep the tray from sliding on the floor and collapse for easy storage. So, it's handy for travel or to tuck away when feeding time is over.

Best obesity-beating dish

Maze-design dog food bowl

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Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowl dog dish

Slow those food-bolting barkers down with this cleverly designed dog dish

Worried about your dog wolfing down their food? This anti-obesity bowl, with its specially designed ridges and valleys, is designed to make your dog eat ten times slower than normal to promote healthy eating and better digestion. Despite the ridged-design, these BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free bowl can hold up to 4 cups of dry dog food – it just takes your canine friend a lot longer to get to it! 

Best personalized dog bowl

Personalised dog food bowl

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allsignsco 9-inch green personalized dog dish

Give your pooch’s dish the bespoke touch by adding their name to it

This heavy, durable, and attractive dog bowl allows you to personalize it with your dog’s name (provided it’s less than 12-letters long). With a diameter of 9 inches and 3.5 inches of depth, this bowl is designed with larger dogs in mind. It's made from ceramic, and with the name deeply etched into its side, this is one bowl that’s going to last a long time, even with the most playful of dogs.

Best automatic-feeder dishes

Dog eating from automatic feeding dish

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AmazonBasics Gravity pet food feeder and water dispenser

Ensure their food and water dish never disappoints using these automatic feeding bowls

This pet food feeder and water dispenser bundle ensures your canine pal will never go hungry or thirsty again, well, as long as you remember to top it off. They use gravity to automatically distribute a fresh supply of food and water. These dispensers hold up to 12 pounds of food and 2.5 gallons of water, respectively, so those top offs should be few and far between. They are easily replenished, too, because both the food hopper and water bottle have a large mouth for filling.

How to choose the best dish for you and your dog

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Dog dishes come in all shapes and sizes, and with a surprising variety of functions. When deciding to buy, it is worth thinking about both what will make your life easier in the long run and, more importantly, what’s best for your dog. Some dogs will benefit from angled or raised dog dishes (e.g. the UPSKY raised pet bowls or the Pet Zone Designer Diner) to allow them to feed easier. This can help them avoid developing health issues in the future or reduce the effects of current conditions. 

Obese (or just plain greedy) dogs may benefit from slow feeding bowls like the Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowl dog dish to stop them from gulping down their food. And others need never go hungry again at times when you aren’t there to feed them with automatic feeding dishes.


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