Choosing a Basset Hound Water Bowl
My Basset Hound just returned from her Christmas vacation and she is looking forward to having a fun time with the rest of us in the house next spring. This doesn’t mean that we cannot help her get through the down times though. One thing that every dog owner needs to do is find a Basset Hound Water Bowl. Since Basset Hounds are one of the larger breeds of dogs this is especially important. The last thing you want is to be filling up your Basset Hound’s water bowl.
While searching for a new water bowl I came across this interesting article by Dan Gibson. He has some great tips to keep in mind when purchasing a water bowl for your Basset Hound. You will be happy to know that you can buy these types of bowls from many different sources. I am going to list some of my favorites below.
So where should you purchase these bowls from? I would recommend buying them from either a pet store or a large department store. If you live in an area that does not have many of these types of stores then I suggest you check your local classified ads. The classifieds will usually give you a great idea of where someone is selling something.
Basset Hounds are very active dogs so consider that when buying their bowl.
Different bowls are made for different activities. For example, bowls that are made for hunting are much different than bowls that are made for playing with water. You want to get a bowl that is going to fit your dog. If you are not sure then try to ask a store clerk.
Basset Sounds like to chew on things. This is completely normal behavior. You want to make sure that your dog cannot get into the bowl. A great way to prevent this problem is to add a little metal to the bowl. This will prevent your dog from chewing through the bowl.
Basset Hounds also like to drink out of their dish. So if you purchase a bowl that has a dish it will usually be more expensive. However, if you make the dish yourself you can put whatever you want inside it. The only thing you need to be careful about is that the dishes usually have a lot of small holes in them. Dogs can easily get their tongues into these holes and ingest whatever they can find. So be careful.
The last thing you will need to consider is where you will put the water bowl.
Most owners place their water bowl in a closet. The reason for this is that it will take up a lot of space. If you are going to put it in your closet then get a bigger one. Basset Hounds are small dogs and get easily stressed out if their bowl is too big for them. Put it somewhere where they have enough room to move around.
A water bowl for your Basset Hound is an important purchase. It can make the difference between them being happy and healthy or miserable and sick. Make sure you do your research before you buy one. Buy the right one, make sure it is the right size for your dog and make sure it is the right material for you. The internet is a great source of information on anything and everything related to dogs.
Your Basset Hound will be using this water bowl every day of his life.
You want to make sure that it is durable so that it doesn’t break or become stained. There is also the possibility that you will want to change the bowl out now and then. So pick something that will be able to withstand frequent use. Plastic is probably the best material for a water bowl for most dogs.
The other problem that owners seem to run into is that bowls become dirty over time. They become dirty because dogs have paws and dirt on their paws all the time. Water bowls are often a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. So make sure to keep them cleaned and sterilized at all times.
These bowls can be very expensive. So if you cannot afford one then try to invest in more than one. Basset Hounds do become bored and they do lose their attention span so having several bowls available will help with keeping your dog active and interested in what you are feeding him. Your dog must learn to drink from only one particular bowl each day.