Here is why I would NEVER use plastic bowls for my pets' food and water:
Plastic bowls--> According the National Institute of Health, the chemicals that are used to make plastic bowls can get into its contents, i.e. food, water. Bisphenol A is one of the chemicals that you might be exposing your pet to if they are eating/drinking out of a plastic bowl. Bisphenol A can affect the brain and behavior. Plastic bowls are pourous as well, which means dirt and bacteria will be trapped within the bowl.
All of my pets eat and drink out of stainless steel bowls. Not only are they easy to keep clean with hot water and a safe, natural dish soap, but they're durable. Stoneware and ceramic bowls are also safe options for your pet. However, if you use stoneware or ceramic bowls, pay close attention to possible cracks which can lead to bacteria. Also, when choosing stoneware or ceramic, make sure they are lead free.
Interested in taking preventative steps to help your pet's quality of health? While I do not give any medical advice or diagnosis, I can share with you what I would do in your situation regarding your pet's heatlh via a preventative pet wellness consultation.
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