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6 Best Dog Bowls for Messy Drinkers

6 Best Dog Bowls for Messy Drinkers

Your dog has to drink, but does he have to make such a mess?


If after a visit to his water bowl your pup leaves more puddles on the floor than a rainy day, it’s safe to say you have a messy drinker on your hands. Whether it’s because he’s gulping down water like there’s no tomorrow or he’s jumping around while he drinks, ending up with a mess is not fun. Sometimes you might even wonder if he’s even actually drinking anything because it all seems to be on your floor instead of in his stomach. 


Don’t worry, you’re not the only person with a messy drinker, and that’s a good thing because having a bunch of sloppy dogs in the world means there needs to be something to help fix the problem. The solution is specially designed water dishes for dogs that like to throw tidiness to the wind as they slurp and splash to quench their thirst.


Why Are Dogs Messy Drinkers?

Let’s face it, dogs don’t really care too much about being neat, but they aren’t being sloppy on purpose.  Dogs aren’t able to sip or suck up water as humans do, mainly because of their cheeks. Instead, they rely on their muscular tongues to slap at the water and create a column of H2O that they can then scoop up into their mouths. In the process, a lot of the water ends up all over the place. The thirstier dogs are, the more frantically they seem to drink, and the more mess they make. So, what can you do? Do you sigh and assume you’re simply destined to a lifetime of slippery, slushy puddles? After all, dogs need water, so it’s not like you can just cut back on how much water you give them. 

 

beagle dog drinking water from bowl

 

How Much Water Do Dogs Need?

There’s also a tendency to not change the water in a bottle often enough, because many people will not even think about washing and refilling the bottle if it isn’t almost empty. Therefore, bowls are the better bet when it comes to ensuring dogs get an adequate amount of clean, fresh water.

If you’re ready to get your canine companion exactly what he needs to be healthy and happy, then make sure to check out our amazing products. At Neater Pets we strive to create effective, incredible solutions for a variety of doggy conundrums. After all, your pets are your family, and they deserve the absolute best that you can give them.

Obviously, dogs have to drink water; it’s a common fact. We all need water as part of our basic survival. The usual recommendation is that dogs should always have access to fresh water to avoid things like dehydration and to ensure that their bodies are maintaining an appropriate temperature. On average, adult dogs require about one ounce of water per pound of body weight daily. Puppies need even more water since they are still growing and building important processes in their bodies. Therefore, even if your young pup is housetraining, access to an adequate supply of water is critical.

 

How To Help Messy Drinkers

Having more water on your floor than in the dog dish is reason enough to want to slow down your pooch’s messy habits; not to mention drinking too fast can cause dogs to cough and choke and experience other unpleasant side effects. Although coughing after drinking may just be a sign that your sweet pal is drinking too fast, constant choking after drinking could signal other issues, so make sure to pay attention to your pup’s post-drinking behavior. 

Since dogs have to drink, your line of defense against having cascades of water everywhere is to use products that can help limit the mess. There are a variety of different items that can help curb the puddles, including mats and special bowls. Choosing the right bowl can make all the difference when it comes to cleaning up after adorably messy canines.


The 6 Best Dog Bowls for Messy Drinkers

Neater Feeder Deluxe & Express

neater feeder deluxe in gunmetal grey

This unique, specially designed feeding system incorporates protective walls that help contain splashes and spills caused by frantic feeding and messy drinking. When water sloshes out of the stainless steel bowl, it's directed into a lower reservoir via a gentle filtering system. The lower container can easily hold more than a full bowl of wasted water, keeping your floors safe and dry and making clean up a breeze!  The Neater Feeder Express comes in various colors and sizes so you can find the perfect fit for your furry pal. 


The Neater Feeder Deluxe is similar to the Neater Feeder Express, but features additional safeguards against mess, including higher walls for maximum protection, heavier plastic, and a larger capacity water bowl. Plus, the Neater Feeder Deluxe comes with extras like optional leg extensions to increase the height and more color choices.

 

Heyrex Torus

Heyrex Torus

This self-filtering, BPA-free bowl features a solid design with rubber feet to prevent slippage. The main feature is a large reservoir that holds water until it passes it through an active carbon filter into the bowl, providing filtered water to your pup. Since the design maintains a low water level, it decreases splashback, plus it is gravity-fed, meaning you don’t need to worry about electricity or batteries for the filter to work. 


Road Refresher

road refresher dog bowl

This easy-to-clean, non-slip bowl is made with messy drinkers in mind, encouraging slower drinking, which helps decrease slobber. The design is also a great option for long-eared dogs, plus it comes with a velcro base that keeps it in place even on carpet. There are various sizes available so you can find the one that is just right for your dog, and it comes apart to make cleaning a snap.


The Buddy Bowl

The Buddy Bowl dog

This spill-proof bowl comes in two sizes (32 oz, and 64 oz), and helps prevent dogs from drinking too quickly. The design also keeps long ears from dropping into the water, serving double-duty to keep both your pup and your floors dry.  Its no-spill design even prevents spills when the bowl is turned upside-down, making it a great option for travel.


The Slopper Stopper

The Slopper Stopper dog bowl

This dripless bowl claims to reduce water spills by up to 85% or more because it stops dogs’ muzzles from getting drenched as they drink. The lid design keeps your pooch dry and encourages slower drinking to reduce slobber and choking. The bowl comes in five different sizes, ranging from small to “mammoth” and there is also an optional stand that can be purchased to elevate the dish. 

 

What About Water Bottles?

Sometimes, you might hear about using a water bottle as a way to stop messy drinkers, but there are several things to consider before you go with this option. While using a bottle might help limit mess and can be neater for dogs with long hair on their faces, bottles also limit how much water pups can drink.  Thirsty dogs lap up lots of water at a time, something that is not possible with a bottle. Plus, the ball bearing that controls the flow of water can sometimes become stuck, meaning no water at all for thirsty dogs. 

There’s also a tendency to not change the water in a bottle often enough, because many people will not even think about washing and refilling the bottle if it isn’t almost empty. Therefore, bowls are the better bet when it comes to ensuring dogs get an adequate amount of clean, fresh water.

If you’re ready to get your canine companion exactly what he needs to be healthy and happy, then make sure to check out our amazing products. At Neater Pets we strive to create effective, incredible solutions for a variety of doggy conundrums. After all, your pets are your family, and they deserve the absolute best that you can give them.

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  • Fernando Becattini