Let me ask you a question. When you eat out of your plate, do you put it down dirty so you can eat from it later without having to wash it? Dirty plates will bring germs and bacteria and it is no different with your dog’s water or food bowl. When you give your dog food, whether it is dry or wet, he will lick the bowl clean leaving bacteria from his tongue and even oils from the food. This bacteria can build up over time if the bowl is not properly washed. Oils left at the side of the dog’s bowl and other areas will attract insects such as ants and of course the pesky fly. Now, you wouldn’t want flies being attracted to your dog’s food bowl now would you. We all know that flies are attracted to many disgusting things such as rotten meat. You don’t want flies leaving germs on your dog’s bowl. If so, you may have to visit the vet in short order.
If your dog is an outdoor dog, and drinks and feeds outdoors. You have to ensure that his/her food and water bowl is kept clean at all times. In fact, you have to be much more vigilant with outdoor dogs containers than indoors as outdoor dogs bowl are not just subject to ants and flies, but even rodents such as rats, bats and others. As soon as your dog has finished his meal, the bowl needs to be taken up and clean immediately. Many dog owners also regret to clean their pets’ water bowl. Yes, the water bowl does need cleaning especially if left outdoors. Water left in bowl and dried up by the sun can have a build-up of morass. This is basically a water type bacteria. Dog’s drinking constantly from morass bowls can develop belly aches. You must ensure that these water bowls are also properly cleaned.
Steps to Clean Your Dog’s Bowls.
- Get some liquid detergent
- Get a Washing Brush
- Wet and rinse inside doggy Bowls
- Pour a little liquid detergent inside the bowl
- Add a little water
- Use Brush to Scrub Bowl of any Scum and build-up
- Rinse and Dry bowls
Now your bowl should be sparkling and Squeaky clean. Go ahead and feed your dog in what may look like a new doggy bowl to him/her.