What type of bowls do I use for my Cavalier King Charles

Owning a Cavalier King Charles spaniel is a fantastic experience and one you need to enjoy to the fullest extent possible. The breed is characterised by an outgoing and adventurous personality. The beautiful sparkling eyes and constant wag in the tail are a joy to behold. These dogs are intelligent, loving and happy and they like to please their owners.

Healthy, happy dogs are what we all want and apart from the abundant love you give your Cavalier, you need to feed and exercise it right to keep it healthy. Cavaliers have long, floppy ears that are prone to infection. It is important to keep the dog’s ears clear of the food bowl at all times. When you bring home a puppy, it is recommended that you feed it dry food and slowly add wet food to the mix as it starts growing up. The last thing you want is to deal with mucky ears covered in food.

Bowls to keep your Cavalier King Charles’ ears dry

There are specially designed food and water bowls that prevent the dog’s ears from going into the bowl when it eats or drinks. Enthusiastic dogs will send the food bowl all across the floor in their eagerness to get at the food. For this, specially designed mats are available to prevent the bowl from sliding across the floor.

Here are some factors to consider when looking for bowls for your Cavalier King Charles:

  • The first consideration should be the dog’s ears. A bowl that is designed to keep the ears out of the food will ensure that pinnal, dermatitis and other infections are kept at bay. There are scientifically designed bowls that can help prevent ear infections, which can be very painful for the dog and troublesome for the owner.
  • Bowls are now being designed to encourage good posture in dogs when they eat or drink water. These bowls will help your dog to take a very natural stance when eating, which prevents gulping the food.
  • Having a mat that grips the floor and keeps the bowl secure when placed on it will help keep the floor clean. If the mat is made of low density polythene or some other dog safe material, it can easily be wiped clean after every feed.

Research what is best for your dog

There is no doubt that as a dog lover, you love your pet, and want it to have the best. Taking the time to research the best bowls available on the market for your Cavalier is well worth the effort. You can always search online to find the perfect bowls and most companies will ship the bowls to you.

Next time we will look at puppy proofing your home for when your Cavalier King Charles puppy comes home.  Till then, bye from George ‘woof’.

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  1. Where can buy these bowls?

    • Hi Rosie, I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to figure out where I got that picture from. I was sure it was Amazon but the bowls don’t seem to be available anymore :( I did see that they have a new variety of white bowls with the cavalier picture for sale. If I find out where they were from I will let you know. Cheers Jo

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