The Food Bowl Delema


Several years ago I bought a set of cat bowls with a wooden riser. I found that the cats seem to like their bowls up off the floor a little bit. Unfortunately, while we were cleaning today, my wife accidentally dropped one of the bowls and broke it.

So I went out after we cleaned the house to look for another bowl set with the riser. I checked PetSmart and TJ Maxx. Both stores have them but all of them were either too big or the bowls were too narrow and deep. Cats like bowls that are wide and shallow. I did find a couple of bowls like that at TJ Maxx so I bought them, assuming they would fit in the riser that I already have. They didn’t.

It was close though. The bowl that I tried stayed put for about five seconds before dropping through the hole. It was that close. My wife said I should just put the bowls on the ground but I didn’t want to do that. I’m sure I spoil our cats but why have cats if you don’t want to spoil them?

I tried to think of things I could do to make the hole smaller or the bowls wider. After a little bit of thought the solution came to me. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it first. I just turned the riser upside down.

I will still keep an eye out for another bowl set, but until then, I will use what I have. If anyone knows where I can get a good bowl set made for cats, please let me know.

21 thoughts on “The Food Bowl Delema

  1. kittiesblue

    I assume this side does not have holes in it, so I would make sure no kitty shoves off an empty bowl. I have an off the floor feeder from Jackson Galaxy that has three stainless steel bowls. The gang does prefer their food at that height. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

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  2. onespoiledcat

    Brilliant! Teddy has a raised food bowl – I am sure it’s easier for cats to eat and swallow their food if their necks aren’t bend downwards to a bowl on the floor. You get an A for creativity. LOL

    Hugs, Pam

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  3. iamthesunking

    Louis Catorze is such a creature of routine that any changes confuse him. His bowls are currently on the floor, but I have a raised, tilted one that I haven’t tried out with him yet in case he starves himself for a week. 🙄

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