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Dishes for messy drinkers?

bendyfoot
June 25th, 2009, 12:23 PM
I've been googling for a water dish designed to help with messy drinkers.

Jaida leaves small lakes on the floor near the water bowls. On the elevated feeders, she takes mouthfulls and then turns her head before swallowing :rolleyes:, on the floor-level bowls she lies down in front of them, pretty much submerges as much of her face as possible, splashes everywhere then dribbles everywhere once she moves her head.

I've seen a few models so far that have the same basic premise: a "floatie" inside the water bowl that only allows a small amount of water up at a time so they can't submerge their faces or gulp water. For example, The Road Refresher (http://www.roadrefresher.com/) is one that keeps popping up in my searches.

Has anyone tried a so-called "anti-spill" bowl for a messy drinker like Jaida and had any success? We're getting new floors put in, in about a month, and we'd hate to see them ruined with water...any minimizing of flooding would be nice :laughing:

kandy
June 25th, 2009, 12:39 PM
I actually have no spill bowls. They are called "Buddy Bowls":
http://www.xtremepetproducts.com/LittleBuddyBowls.html

I had to buy these because both newfs would dig in their water when they were young. This bowl will not allow water to escape, even if the dog turns it upside down.

However, the opening is big enough for a dog to get their muzzle good and wet - and then drip everywhere (Parker does that...lol). Still, it's much less mess than it used to be.

bendyfoot
June 25th, 2009, 12:45 PM
I've seen bowls with a similar design, kandy. What interests me about the Road Refresher is the float design...it seems that it might help stop them from gulping and therefore the dripping... maybe? :shrug: Jaida doesn't dig or put her feet (ETA: ha, I mean "foot" :D )in the bowls or knock them over...

There's another one that has the same idea: The Drink Better bowl (http://www.dapperpetstore.com/waterbowl/)

What do you think?

ancientgirl
June 25th, 2009, 12:46 PM
That actually looks like a good product. On a side note, I have to say, if I was that women, I'd say, "Hey, I'll find another investor." :laughing:

Chris21711
June 25th, 2009, 12:47 PM
When you find one, I would so like to know....wouldn't it be nice if we could teach them to sip through a straw :rolleyes:

I've tried putting a ball in there, Skip takes it out and to show his disapproval lets his ears go in too :yell:

bendyfoot
June 25th, 2009, 12:47 PM
I hear ya AG, I bet the stupid Dragon's Den people are kicking themselves...:p:laughing: I think it's brilliant!

bendyfoot
June 25th, 2009, 12:48 PM
When you find one, I would so like to know....wouldn't it be nice if we could teach them to sip through a straw :rolleyes:

I've tried putting a ball in there, Skip takes it out and to show his disapproval lets his ears go in too :yell:

Apparently this is also great for keeping ears and beards out too...

I can't seem to order off amazon (won't ship it here) but I think you can order right from the manufacturer, I've sent an email to confirm...

Chris21711
June 25th, 2009, 12:54 PM
It doesn't look very big Bendy :confused: Looking at how it works, I'm sure Skip would find a way to get the doo-hickey out, he is one determined Basset :rolleyes:

ancientgirl
June 25th, 2009, 12:55 PM
I hear ya AG, I bet the stupid Dragon's Den people are kicking themselves...:p:laughing: I think it's brilliant!

Yeah, they obviously don't realize how much is spent on pet products across the pond! I bet none of them even have a dog!

bendyfoot
June 25th, 2009, 01:08 PM
It doesn't look very big Bendy :confused: Looking at how it works, I'm sure Skip would find a way to get the doo-hickey out, he is one determined Basset :rolleyes:

I agree I think the first one (the Road Refresher) is a better design than the fancy-looking other one. It's bigger (I've seen video clips of large dogs using it) and the floatie is contained by the black removable rim. The other one looks nice but I don't think it's as practical.

Yeah, they obviously don't realize how much is spent on pet products across the pond! I bet none of them even have a dog!

yeah, seriously, DUH :loser:

kandy
June 25th, 2009, 01:46 PM
While the buddy bowls definitely do keep the dogs from being able to dig in their water, it's also a pain to get apart to clean. It fits together very tightly, so you really have to work at it to get it back apart. I still use mine for traveling and in the camper, but now that the dogs are older, they don't dig in their water anymore so I use normal water bowls at home.

I'm imagining the goop that Parker would leave in a bowl with a floatie device. LOL When he drinks, he leaves alot of slobber in the water - so much so that it turns the water thats left into more of a runny gelatin looking stuff. The other dogs all look at him like 'geez dude, all you left was backwash' when he steps away from the bowl. He doesn't drip water for too long though, Lexi helps him out by licking all the excess off his face. LOL

bendyfoot
June 25th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Backwash, :laughing:

Yeah, I feel sorry for the kitties sometimes, they all share bowls...:laughing:

Chris21711
June 25th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Kandy you are killing me, I can imagine how the water looks, Skip has a tendency to do the same :yuck:

Any kind of bowl that is difficult to get apart to clean, is a no go for me, our water has a lot of iron in it (we don't have a softener) and the bowl turns orange, regardless of whether it is steel, plastic, glass :frustrated: so I have to give them a good scrub daily.........guess I will carry on mopping up water for now :yell:

Chris21711
June 25th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Backwash, :laughing:

Yeah, I feel sorry for the kitties sometimes, they all share bowls...:laughing:

Mine too, sometimes they go the the water bowl and walk away disgusted

bendyfoot
June 25th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Kandy you are killing me, I can imagine how the water looks, Skip has a tendency to do the same :yuck:

Any kind of bowl that is difficult to get apart to clean, is a no go for me, our water has a lot of iron in it (we don't have a softener) and the bowl turns orange, regardless of whether it is steel, plastic, glass :frustrated: so I have to give them a good scrub daily.........guess I will carry on mopping up water for now :yell:


I don't think the Road Refresher would be TOO hard to clean up, it's three simple parts that seem to come apart easily. I'm pretty sure I'm sold on the Road Refresher...now I just have to get DW to agree to a 20$ bowl :evil: I'll update if I'm able to get my paws on one and see some results...

Chris21711
June 25th, 2009, 02:06 PM
I don't think the Road Refresher would be TOO hard to clean up, it's three simple parts that seem to come apart easily. I'm pretty sure I'm sold on the Road Refresher...now I just have to get DW to agree to a 20$ bowl :evil: I'll update if I'm able to get my paws on one and see some results...

I for one will be interested to know, we have three bowls, but I would only get one for in the kitchen....$20 is not that bad realllllllly.....I just won't tell Pepe :laughing:

Melinda
June 25th, 2009, 02:41 PM
I wish I could help, but in the house "her majesty" goes to the bathroom sink and waits for her drink *L* outside she drinks from her water fountain and after a long walk or play she heads for the garage and gets up on hubs sink to wait for it to be turned on....hmmmm who has who trained?.....those all look like great designs

Mat&Murph
June 25th, 2009, 05:08 PM
I have big gulpers and faces, ears, neck all get wet. Haven't figured how they manage to do it,

kandy
June 25th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Mine too, sometimes they go the the water bowl and walk away disgusted

Mine too - at least the rest of them. LOL I normally put out 3 good sized water bowls if I have all 4 dogs, and as I rinse and refill one bowl, Parker will drink out of it. I rinse and refill the next bowl, and Parker drinks out of it. I rinse and refill the last bowl, and Parker drinks out of it. He'll come running from outside if he hears the water running, just in case I'm refreshing water bowls. He's such a hose. LOL If one of the others comes into the kitchen when I'm refilling a bowl, I'll hold it so they can get a drink before Parker slimes it.

lia12
June 25th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Glad I'm not the only one with this problem. It seems my male is worse than my female, he just keeps a mouthful to leave a trail as he comes back through the kitchen.

Gail P
June 25th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Mine too - at least the rest of them. LOL I normally put out 3 good sized water bowls if I have all 4 dogs, and as I rinse and refill one bowl, Parker will drink out of it. I rinse and refill the next bowl, and Parker drinks out of it. I rinse and refill the last bowl, and Parker drinks out of it. He'll come running from outside if he hears the water running, just in case I'm refreshing water bowls. He's such a hose. LOL If one of the others comes into the kitchen when I'm refilling a bowl, I'll hold it so they can get a drink before Parker slimes it.
Hold it right there! When did you steal my dog Noah? :laughing: He does the same thing coming running every time I change the water. And the backwash :yuck: He's really not a slobbery dog but I think he blows his nose in the water. Enough of my dogs have wanted to play in water bowls as puppies that we put our bowl in a stand that they can't tip. It's kind of like a wooden table with a hole cut out that the bowl fits into. It doesn't stop any dripping but it can't be tipped. It's in the laundry room and for the drips I just throw an old pair of track pants on the floor to soak them up. (A rubber boot tray would also help catch the drips). I've also got a small bucket that hangs in the crate in the bedroom but for some reason they don't really drip much around it. Mine also like to get a nice fresh drink from the tub, they'll often follow me into the bathroom and wait for me to turn on the faucet, or some will even climb in the tub and lick at drops of water that are left from showering.

luckypenny
June 25th, 2009, 11:54 PM
Glad I'm not the only one with this problem. It seems my male is worse than my female, he just keeps a mouthful to leave a trail as he comes back through the kitchen.

That's what Penny does too. For whatever reason, she just dribbles rather than swallows the last mouthful :rolleyes:.

TeriM
June 26th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Lots of sloppy drinkers here :frustrated:. We have tried quite the assortment but the latest is an elevated water dish (that Riley took two weeks before he would drink from) and an oversize rubber backed bath mat underneath it to catch the worst of the splash and dribble.

Chris21711
June 26th, 2009, 10:45 AM
OK Bendy....you get a Road Refresher and let us all know how it works at your expense :laughing:

We have a rubber mat under the one in the kitchen, I guess it helps a bit, buuuuuuuuuuuut we still have water dripping at least 4 foot from the bowl :yell:

kandy
June 26th, 2009, 11:11 AM
LOL

Parker drips for a ways after he drinks, but if Lexi doesn't get it then he'll wipe his face on your lap. LOL Hazel doesn't slobber or drip water nearly as bad as Parker does.

Chaser
June 26th, 2009, 11:14 AM
In the apartment the water bowl was away from a high-traffic area so I never really noticed, but since we moved to the house the only place to put the bowl is right beside the kitchen door. Kailey likes to hold a mouthful of water after she's done drinking and then just spits it wherever. I've wiped out twice now walking into the kitchen - I think she's trying to kill me! :evil:

The worst is if I put ice in the water on hot days...Chase paws at the ice cubes and then pounces on them....in the bowl! :laughing: At least now I'll only be putting ice in their outside bowl on the deck and I couldn't care less how many times he spills that one.

Chris21711
June 26th, 2009, 11:27 AM
One thing I have learned is to never talk to them while they are drinking...I say something..they lift their heads and go "huh".....you get the picture :laughing:

Chaser
June 26th, 2009, 11:28 AM
One thing I have learned is to never talk to them while they are drinking...I say something..they lift their heads and go "huh".....you get the picture :laughing:

So true! :laughing:

babymomma
June 26th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Oh, how gratefull i am sometimes to have a prissy pup.. If I spill water when putting her bowl down, she will not go to her water bowl until its cleaned up:rolleyes: She stands there, looking up at me, right in front of the puddle and lifts one of her front paws.:rolleyes: Maybe its a yorkie thing?


:sorry::offtopic:

KANDY May I request pictures of your Fur family? I would love to see fellow newfies:p

bendyfoot
June 26th, 2009, 12:25 PM
In the apartment the water bowl was away from a high-traffic area so I never really noticed, but since we moved to the house the only place to put the bowl is right beside the kitchen door. Kailey likes to hold a mouthful of water after she's done drinking and then just spits it wherever. I've wiped out twice now walking into the kitchen - I think she's trying to kill me! :evil:
.

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

One thing I have learned is to never talk to them while they are drinking...I say something..they lift their heads and go "huh".....you get the picture :laughing:

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Oh, how gratefull i am sometimes to have a prissy pup.. If I spill water when putting her bowl down, she will not go to her water bowl until its cleaned up:rolleyes: She stands there, looking up at me, right in front of the puddle and lifts one of her front paws.:rolleyes: Maybe its a yorkie thing?


what a princess!!!
:eek::laughing::laughing::laughing:

Ok I promise I'll share IF DW lets me get the bowl. I think she will, though, she's super-paranoid about the new floors.:rolleyes:

bendyfoot
June 30th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Yaaaay! I convinced DW to order a Road Refresher!!!:party::D

It's actually almost 35$CAN, including s/h :eek: We'll order one now, try it out, and if it does what it claims we'll probably get two more.

I'll keep you posted!

Chris21711
June 30th, 2009, 12:14 PM
$35 :eek:, maybe at that price it washes and dries and refills itself :D

bendyfoot
June 30th, 2009, 12:28 PM
it's closer to 33...but that includes almost 11-12$ for shipping/handling...you can't buy them in Canada and you can't buy them off Amazon.com I'm getting it right from the manufacturer in the UK.

bendyfoot
July 10th, 2009, 09:23 AM
OMG OMG it's here!!!

(Why am I so excited about a water bowl? :loser:)

I will offer a review after the weekend!

Man, that was fast shipping considering it came from the UK!!!:D

Chris21711
July 10th, 2009, 09:46 AM
OMG OMG it's here!!!

(Why am I so excited about a water bowl? :loser:).....errrr, I dunno :shrug:

I will offer a review after the weekend!

Man, that was fast shipping considering it came from the UK!!!:D

We're zippy like that, us folks from across the pond.......maybe it was the first one they sold :D

bendyfoot
July 10th, 2009, 09:54 AM
ha. ha.

ha.

Chris21711
July 10th, 2009, 09:59 AM
I'm interested in knowing the outcome Bendy, I did a good skid on the kitchen floor last night...I was lucky there was something to grab onto, otherwise I was going down, down, down :frustrated:

bendyfoot
July 10th, 2009, 10:16 AM
I'm really hoping this will solve or at least significantly improve the problem. It's going to have to get the kitty stamp of approval too.

CearaQC
July 10th, 2009, 10:45 AM
I had fun reading all the posts on sloppy drinkers! :laughing:

My only sloppy drinker is the cat. Yes, the cat.

I keep two water bowls out. The cat uses both and doesn't care about sharing with the dogs. But what he wants ideally is for the bowl to be full with ice cold water from the fridge. (I keep a container full of our well water in the fridge.)

Then Linx paws, "digs" around the water bowl until he gets his claw gripped on the edge of the bowl. He moves it around and it splashes out, then he wraps himself around the bowl and drinks with his head pointing towards his rear. I don't know why he can't drink straight. :laughing: He prefers to scrunch up around the bowl for some reason.

The bowls are always in the kitchen. But sometimes after Linx is done with the water, I can find it in the living room, clear across the other side of the kitchen, or even in the next room. :laughing:

Sheeba on the other hand will lick up dripped water. She's highly food driven and loves to scout around on the floor for tea cup dribbles, sandwich crumbs, etc. If she finds water on the floor dribbled by someone else, whether human or cat, she will clean it up. We have all wood floors by the way, no carpets, thank goodness!! I caught her one day following hubby and cleaning up after him when he was barely awake carrying a cup of tea and made a few drippies.:laughing:

Sandy isn't slobby drinker either. But when Max came for us to babysit not long ago, he slobbered all over the place and all over Sheeba.:laughing: I had to follow him around with the mop, there was so much water. And he drank more than all three of my pets put together. Well, I guess most of that ended up on the floor.

Chris21711
July 10th, 2009, 10:51 AM
I'm really hoping this will solve or at least significantly improve the problem. It's going to have to get the kitty stamp of approval too.

I hope it is a :D and not a :frustrated:

Ceara....Lynx should live with Bunduk, then they can trade drinking habits :laughing:

CearaQC
July 10th, 2009, 11:06 AM
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Ceara....Lynx should live with Bunduk, then they can trade drinking habits :laughing:

Well Linx doesn't have Bunduk's coloring! :laughing: This morning he woke me up by biting my elbow followed by a few licks and a face rub. Then when I didn't respond, the claws came out. They feel like needles! :crazy:

Chris21711
July 10th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Well Linx doesn't have Bunduk's coloring! :laughing: This morning he woke me up by biting my elbow followed by a few licks and a face rub. Then when I didn't respond, the claws came out. They feel like needles! :crazy:

Sweet kitty-cat :cat:.....:frustrated:

bendyfoot
July 10th, 2009, 11:36 AM
OMG I've never heard of such crazy kitty drinking habits!!! At least Jaida manages to keep the bowl in the same room!!!

bendyfoot
July 13th, 2009, 09:14 AM
I'm going to give this bowl :dog::dog::dog::dog:3/4:dog: out of 5!

It does what it claims, which is to reduce slobber by up to 90%.

With great hesitation, I removed the towels from the floor around our old dish (regular stainless steel type) and watched. At no point was the floor around the bowl slippery. I did not see water pooling down the grout lines of the tile. The wood floor next to the kitchen tile stayed dry. These are all very, very good (and novel) things when it comes to water dishes in our house!!! Water can't run up over the side of the bowl during the drink (it's contained by the black rim of the "lid". There is still a bit of "drippage" occasionally when Jaida lifts her head after a drink, but we're talking a few drips, not a torrential downpour. She is not able to dunk her muzzle or take a big gulp.

All the dogs took to it no problem. I haven't caught any cats using it yet, but I rarely see them drink, I'll have to watch them closer.

I think that the opening might be too small for a broad-faced giant breed like a Newf or a Saint, but only if the water level was allowed to get right to the bottom. If a dog's got a tongue it should have no problem getting water out of it. I'm pretty sure this would also work really well for pups with long dangly ears, the opening is narrow enough to keep the ears out of the bowl.

My only beef is that it seems that it has to be filled pretty regularly as there is of course a maximum water level. The instructions say to remove the top and the float before filling, which I found a bit annoying (but really, it's easy and takes all of five seconds) but I figured out a way to leave everything assembled if I wanted to do a quick refil.

I'll watch this for another week or so, but I think we'll be switching the rest of our bowls based on these first few days!:thumbs up

lia12
July 13th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Think I'll give you the week to see how you feel by then....lol. Sounds like a bit of a job to refill, I tend to want to refresh and fill a few times a day but I need fast and easy.
It didn't happen to come with a straw and instructions on how to train the dog to sip did it...that would be too easy......lol.

kandy
July 13th, 2009, 02:59 PM
I'm glad you got it - and that it seems to work like it claimed.

growler~GateKeeper
July 14th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Then Linx paws, "digs" around the water bowl until he gets his claw gripped on the edge of the bowl. He moves it around and it splashes out, then he wraps himself around the bowl and drinks with his head pointing towards his rear. I don't know why he can't drink straight. :laughing: He prefers to scrunch up around the bowl for some reason.

Picture???? :D