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Old 10-23-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: SW US
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The vet prefers that I not give food or water to my seizure prone dogs in anything but US made stoneware or glass bowls. Metal bowls from China were definitely a big seizure trigger for both of them, so I agree. I've been looking for these alternatives, with no success. The only thing I found was a place that makes them by hand for very high prices. Given that one strong seizure could easily break the bowl, I don't really want to go that route.
Does anyone know if it's even possible to find non-metal, non-plastic, US made, or at least non-Chinese, bowls any more?
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:05 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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I'm guessing you don't want stainless steel either? I use them...the water stays colder.

Some pottery shops will have seconds/imperfect bowls for sale at a cheaper price. Just look around.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:07 PM
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Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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ZSP made me think of something. If you can't find them there, perhaps a Second-Hand shop will have some old-time
American made ceramic bowls.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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What is wrong with using Human bowls..... Most Stores sell them.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:19 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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It doesn't have to be labeled "dog bowl." I have a couple of bowls from my old kitchen dishes that I use for the dog. You can buy glass bowls in any home goods store. Corelle dishes are glass - Walmart sells them by the piece. Bed Bath and Beyond used to sell them by the piece also, but I don't know if they still do.

Weather Tech (who makes floor mats for cars) has been advertising dog bowls lately, saying they are lead free and safe.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I use a large glass mixing bowl for water for my cats. But the corningware suggestion is good. That stuff is very sturdy. I have some stuff from the 60's that was my MIL and has been abused and well used, and I use weekly still. You can usually find it in thrift stores.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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https://www.pyrexware.com/simply-sto...d/1131296.html

Love the lids too, in case we travel. I don’t have a fancy one like the attached, but I would if I needed more.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Canada
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For feeding larger dogs, go to a flooring store and buy one large ceramic tile. Dump the dog food on it. I use flat rubber mats (bowls scare one of mine), so I feed them both on floor level. They just lick it right up off the mats and they are easy to toss into the sink to wash.

My "scaredy" dog is even nervous about drinking water from a bowl, so they drink from oversized coffee cups from the dollar store lol.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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The vet prefers that I not give food or water to my seizure prone dogs in anything but US made stoneware or glass bowls. Metal bowls from China were definitely a big seizure trigger for both of them, so I agree. I've been looking for these alternatives, with no success. The only thing I found was a place that makes them by hand for very high prices. Given that one strong seizure could easily break the bowl, I don't really want to go that route.
Does anyone know if it's even possible to find non-metal, non-plastic, US made, or at least non-Chinese, bowls any more?
Not dog bowls but they fit your criteria - https://www.amazon.com/Anchor-77996-...s+mixing+bowls
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:35 AM
 
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I found lots of these in Goodwill. You could be flexible on the shape too...not too deep but wide, not too wide but deep and so on.
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