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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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messy food bowls!

can you fine folks suggest anything to make my life easier - and Charlee's healthier.

Since her operation for a bladder stone, she has been on a Hill's c/d wet diet. She likes it, but doesn't LOVE it. She always leaves enough behind that it dries there and I have to throw it out. The problem is that this food stinks and unless I wash bowl after bowl after bowl, she will be eating out of MY bowls I rinse and put them in the dishwasher, but then the food gets into the drain pipe and smells.

What does everyone do regarding food bowls? Do you all use more than one at a time? (water, wet and dry?) Is there such a thing as an "old food genie"? What about disposable food containers?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 04:30 PM
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Re: messy food bowls!

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What does everyone do regarding food bowls? Do you all use more than one at a time? (water, wet and dry?) Is there such a thing as an "old food genie"? What about disposable food containers?
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I have 2 sets of cat food dishes, one is usually soaking the crud off in the sink while the other is in use. A little hot water, soap and about 10 minutes will loosen it all up and washing by hand is a snap. Although I admit to usually leaving them for hours....which makes it even easier . I do have a garbage disposal so what goes down doesn't stink (unless I forget to run it). If you don't have one, just put something in the drain to strain out the big particles.


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 08:34 PM
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How about going to a thrift store and getting several bowls/plates to be used just for the cats?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 07:50 AM
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she does that... It just she has the problem of her cat leaving food in all the bowls, so she runs out of bowls.

Pegs NEVER eats every last bit, so we have to scrape out the lefovers into a separate polly bag other wise the bin stinks. The binmen only come once a fortnight now, so it's a problem.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 08:00 AM
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you can get paper bowls pretty cheap. I keep some on hand for salads at work. or you could even try feeding her on a paper towel.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 08:23 AM
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I scoop out the wasted food, put it in a separate freezer bag (Zip-Lok or similar) and throw it in the bin.

I wash all the cat bowls by hand, and I have to do it twice a day, but it only takes about 5 mins to do everything (scoop wash and refill)
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What about throw away bowls for the wet? I don't use them but the shelter I volunteer at does. No cleaning required
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 03:26 PM
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still have the problem of the smell.
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