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Old 01-03-2013, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a pack of plastic bowls with lids today for Lucy's food. I buy big cans of food and this is perfect for her food. I can divide the can up into however many bowls and put them in the refrigerator. Much easier than having to measure out her food at each feeding.

The bowls are BPA-free and will be washed right after she eats.

I know that plastic bowls are typically discouraged due to bacteria building up but do you see any issues when using them like this?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see any issue as long as they are kept clean.
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I think that is a great idea. I am going to do the same. I have to feed the kits and run out the door for work, so dividing up the food and being able to dump it in their food bowls will be easy!
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I think that is a great idea. I am going to do the same. I have to feed the kits and run out the door for work, so dividing up the food and being able to dump it in their food bowls will be easy!
The bowls I got are Glad brand. They're rather small with a pretty design on them. Make sure you get BPA-free bowls.

I just gave her her final meal of the day. I just let her eat it out of the bowl and she did without complaint. You might not even need to empty it in the food bowls.
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I would empty it into the food bowls, especially if you don't use plastic bowls. Repeated use of a plastic bowl for eating purposes can increase the likelihood of cat acne (I never used plastic bowls). My cat used to have this problem, it was solved with cleaning the bowls more often and washing his chin with an antibacterial soap (which he HATED)
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good idea!

The lady that works at the Adoption center where we got the cats made sure that I didn't get plastic bowls. Something about infection under the chin, but we fed our cat out of plastic bowls for 11 years.. I will have to check on that.

Right now we have metal and ceramic.
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I would empty it into the food bowls, especially if you don't use plastic bowls. Repeated use of a plastic bowl for eating purposes can increase the likelihood of cat acne (I never used plastic bowls). My cat used to have this problem, it was solved with cleaning the bowls more often and washing his chin with an antibacterial soap (which he HATED)
I totally forgot about cat acne. I have little glass bowls I've been using. I guess I'll just empty it into them but I wonder if I should see if acne will be an issue first. I'm going to do research on cat acne and it's causes. I wonder if BPA plays a role in it since most plastic does contain it.

Also, I wanted to say that I found the glass bowls at Dollar Tree for 3 for $1. They are clear glass and PERFECT for wet cat food.
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