We Review the Torus Water Bowl

This revolutionary, attractive water bowl provides filtered, fresh water for your pet and refills itself. #sponsored

The Torus Water Bowl
Torus is a “go anywhere” bowl that has clean water stored inside the walls.

Editor’s Note: The following content was sponsored by Torus. Kristine received a free Torus Water Bowl in order to review it, though the opinions are her own.

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As you know, providing fresh, clean water is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. But it requires constant attention.

  • Are you refilling the water bowl every day?
  • Is the water clean?
  • Is the bowl clean?
  • Is there residue from tap water?

I have 2 Great Danes, and one of my concerns is — try not to get grossed out — that they will drink the drool that they leave behind in the water bowl. Add to that the fact that my dogs drink a lot of water each day, and it can be a challenge to keep up with refilling and cleaning their water bowl.

That’s why I was excited to try the Torus water bowl for 2 weeks. I knew it was a bowl that refilled water on its own (so it seemed to solve one of my problems), but I wondered how it would work with my giant dogs, Bruiser and Pinky.

Here’s Bruiser giving it a try:

Why The Torus Bowl Worked for Us

Here are 10 reasons the Torus water bowl rocks.

1. Automatic Refill

Previously, I was using a gallon-size, elevated bowl. The Torus water bowl has a chamber inside that stores water. As the dogs drink, a small opening allows water from the chamber to flow into the bowl.

2. Clean Water

Instead of putting water into the bowl as I normally do, I removed the cap and poured it into the opening for the chamber walls. Here it passes through the cone-shaped carbon filter, so the impurities are being removed as the water moves into the unit (which is BPA-free).

You’ll need to change this filter every month. Filters cost $2.99–$3.79 each (sold in a 5-pack).

torus-bowl-workings

3. Easy Installation

After taking it out of the package, all I had to do was remove the cap and add water. I would recommend washing it with warm soapy water before using it.

4. No Power

The unit doesn’t use an electrical source, so there’s no fumbling with changing out batteries or worrying about electrical cords.

5. It’s Portable

When you leave home with your pet, you need to take water with you. I’ve used collapsible bowls and gallon water jugs in the past, but you don’t have to do that with the Torus.

Just turn the cap to the lock position to seal off the water chamber, empty the water from the bowl, give it a wipe and go.

That's my dogs' old water bowl in the back. By: Kristine Lacoste/Petful
That’s my dogs’ old water bowl in the back. By: Kristine Lacoste/Petful

6. Less Drool

A big dog means big drool. And I have 2 large dogs, so double the drool.

Part of the reason there was so much drool in the bowl was because my dogs stick a large part of their mouths in the bowl when they drink. Because the Torus has a smaller opening and less water at the bottom, they drink rather than plunge.

Since my dogs started using the bowl, I’ve noticed the drool has been reduced by around 90%.

7. Goodbye Residue

When we filled the dog’s old bowl with tap water, it would leave behind a tinted residue. I used to regularly scrub the bowl with hot soapy water before refilling it. The Torus water bowl filters the water before it reaches the bowl — no scum.

8. No Spills

Grips at the bottom of the bowl keep it firmly in place. For small dogs, this would be a much bigger improvement in reducing spills and preventing the bowl from doing the kitchen-floor-skate.

9. 1-Year Warranty

The Torus comes with a year of warranty coverage. Although 12 months may not seem like a long time, chances are you’ll notice any problems way before then.

10. Cleaning Is Easy

After emptying the water out of the bowl, remove the cap and drain the water from the chamber. Then pour hot, soapy water into the chamber, replace the cap into the locked position and shake the unit. Give it a good rinse and refill your pet’s water.

The 1-liter version (shown here in red) is new. It’s perfect for cats and small dogs.

What Needs Improvement

The Torus water bowl did what it was designed to do and worked well. However, I won’t be able to use it as the only water bowl in the house. Because I have Great Danes who drink a lot of water, I was refilling the water chamber several times per day.

If they make a 1-gallon model in the future, I’d grab that faster than Pinky steals a toy out of Bruiser’s mouth (she’s a huge toy thief, and thankfully he doesn’t mind). The capacity shouldn’t be an issue with smaller dogs. For cats and small dogs, a 1-liter version is available.

Contest

In partnership with Heyrex/Torus, we gave away a 2-liter Torus water bowl for free to a lucky Petful reader. The contest is now over.

 

Kristine Lacoste

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Kristine Lacoste, editor in chief of Petful, has been researching dog and cat breeds for nearly a decade and has observed the animals up close at dog shows in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She is the author of the book One Unforgettable Journey, which was nominated for a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America, and was host of a weekly pet news segment on the National K-9 Academy Radio Show. In addition, she was the New Orleans coordinator for Dogs on Deployment, a nonprofit that helps military members and their pets, for 3 years. Kristine has researched and written about pet behaviors and care for many years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, another bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Business Administration degree.

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142 Comments

  1. Shannon Casserly
    January 28, 2016

    I have a chihuahua that thinks he is king. It’s his world and we live in it. His Royal Highness Odie declared he must drink from a Torus water bowl. One of his followers a Havanese named Willie would also love to drink from the Royal bowl.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 28, 2016

      Haha, Shannon, I love it!

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  2. Michelle Watson-Rodriguez
    January 28, 2016

    I have 1 dog and 1 cat who share a waterbowl and the cat waits til 3am to let me know the bowl is empty. I need this for them so I can get a full night’s sleep! So weary…?

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 28, 2016

      Michelle, I bet you are! Of course the cat lets you know at 3am, he/she figures they’re up, therefore their human must be up too!

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  3. Wendy Landgren
    January 28, 2016

    My labradoodle and my collie share the same bowl. Every day I find collie hair and doodle drool in the bowl, which means constant scrubbing and refilling. The Torus would be a Godsend!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 28, 2016

      Wendy, that surely does sound like an unappetizing bowl of water Lol!

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  4. Shasta
    January 28, 2016

    I have a senior kitty who is constantly drooling and getting slimy brown drool into his water bowl. He had a crummy first 14 years living in a hoarders house (with 42 other cats) so I think he deserves the best of everything!

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    1. LaurieP
      January 28, 2016

      Poor little thing. I have a 21½ year old cat that I found dumped under my porch when she was a baby in very bad shape. They never forget when you rescue and love them.

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    2. Melissa Smith
      January 29, 2016

      Shasta, great pictures! He sure does deserve the best!

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    3. Arlene Simon Cohen
      February 10, 2016

      I love your the attitude your cat has. He is a true bad-ass 🙂

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  5. LaurieP
    January 28, 2016

    I have 3 dogs & 3 cats and a big waterer in the kitchen. I also have a small bowl in our bathroom (actually an empty Country Crock butter container) for overnight when we close them in our bedroom for the night. That thing gets an orange slime and has to be scrubbed constantly as well as refilled! It sure would be a blessing to get this! I would be telling all my dog group friends on Facebook about it and you for sure! Thanks for reading my ramble!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 29, 2016

      Wow Laurie, that’s a lot of pets! You must go through a ton of water with those guys! And hey, Country Crock butter containers are awesome, but I can see why you’re frustrated!

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      1. LaurieP
        January 29, 2016

        Yeah it is, Melissa. Being disabled by multiple sclerosis they are my world. There’s one pup in my lap right now 🙂
        Any help on the “water front” like the butter container would be a welcome thing.

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  6. Rachael
    January 29, 2016

    My 8 month old grey Scottish Fold kitten, Nahla never liked to drink regular water as a young kitten. She would only drink water if I combined it in her food. About a month ago, she FINALLY started drinking pure water… out of the toilet. I now leave water bowls out which she will drink from. She would love the clean fresh water this fountain would provide. The design isn’t intimidating and she would be able to easily access the refreshing H2o she needs to stay healthy!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 29, 2016

      Rachael, props for getting her to drink from a bowl! I definitely agree this bowl is a lot of steps up from toilets haha.

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    2. Rachael
      January 29, 2016

      She would LOVE it!

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      1. Carolyn S. Harden
        February 9, 2016

        How cute! ♥

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  7. Jenn Gren
    January 29, 2016

    Wow, this Torus Water Bowl looks amazing! With 4 rescue pets, keeping bowls filled (and worrying about them drinking all the water while I’m not home) is always a concern. Also, keeping bowls clean with 2 cats, a boxer/pit mix and a SUPER DROOLY, spit bubble making 95lb boxer boy with ginormous jowls is always an issue. This Torus Water Bowl would help A LOT!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one Heyrex/Torus and Petful!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 29, 2016

      Jenn, what awesome pictures! You do have a point, you’ve got some droolers Lol!

      Reply
  8. Amber Cichon
    January 29, 2016

    My recent rescue tabby, Kali, has been diagnosed with “raging diabetes” which initially threw her kidneys into a tailspin. I’ve only had her for 4 months, but we have endured surgery, daily sub-Q fluids, twice daily insulin, and a drive from Ohio to Missouri and back for Christmas!
    Kali drinks a LOT of water due to her medical issues and this bowl looks like it can help to make sure that her water is clean. I work a lot (someone has to pay those medical bills!), so it would be a comfort knowing it would automatically refill itself.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 29, 2016

      Amber, props to you for taking such good care of Kali! It must be incredibly difficult to handle it all!

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  9. Cherry Blossoms {the blog}
    January 29, 2016

    I have a two year old miniature poodle who would love to have a new water bowl. His current one clangs around our floor and makes quite a mess!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 29, 2016

      Hi Cherry Blossoms! Oh gosh what a cute poodle! I feel your pain with the water bowl. I am pet sitting a very exuberant spaniel right now and his favorite thing to do is bash into the water bowl!

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  10. Sydney Smith
    January 29, 2016

    I have a five month old puppy, and it seems like no matter how I often I clean his metal bowl, it’s always scummy and drooly (not to mention how much water gets on the floor!). I think a Torus would be wonderful for him! My parents have a filtered water system for their cats, but it’s a good bit of upkeep, which is why decided to stick to ordinary bowls. I’d love to give my pup one of these awesome bowls!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 30, 2016

      Sydney, these bowls are pretty darned awesome! Great for puppies!

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  11. Carolyn S. Harden
    January 29, 2016

    The Torus water bowl would be the perfect gift for our new addition Tyson. ( 6 month pitbull)
    He seems to be just as ocd as his new Mama & likes his water fresh, crisp & clean EVERYTIME! lol

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 30, 2016

      Tyson sounds like a cutie!

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      1. Carolyn S. Harden
        January 30, 2016

        Thanks Melissa, he sure is! ♥

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  12. Kimber
    January 30, 2016

    Wonderful product! We have 4 beautiful rescue pups, 2 Jack Russells, a Chocolate Lab and a Weimaraner. I’m sure you’re familiar with a Labs drinking habits!…(no dry knees in my house!) I have to monitor the dogs because my Lab, Beaux is just nudging my 10 y/o Russell, Buddy right out of the water bowl in the middle of his drink! Of course Buddy protests…natural JR attitude! But I’ve noticed “tenting” of his skin lately. I’d love to stash this bowl in the back of a small crate for the little boys to have a relaxing drink of fresh water without a slobbering monster hanging over them! Win or lose I’m sharing this with my fur-baby parents!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 30, 2016

      So glad to hear it, Kimber, thanks for your support! 😀 Your house sounds like a lot of fun, even if I would have to wear my waders LOL

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  13. Dani
    January 30, 2016

    Before I tell how many dogs I have let me start by saying that I have been looking into a filtered water bowl.
    I take pride in keeping my keurig coffee maker clean and descaled monthly with regular filer changes. I ask myself why I don’t also give my dogs the same curtousy to their water dish? As we just recently moved into a new house the water quality is poor. I have even contemplated getting a faucet filter to cut back on the mineralization. I have looked at bowls that filter water and do not like their need for electric. I worry that with the massive water consumption that the Moter would burn out.
    I have 5 large dogs. Each member of my herd is over 55# and drain three bowls in any given sitting. I like that there is a reservoir to cut back on the need for refilling, but also The capability to turn the reservoir off.

    I am also interested in this product as I am the administrator for a canine campus that will soon be opening. We offer a variety of training services and playgroups. The necessity for water as well as a non tip bowl is crucial. I would love to try this product with my own dogs before potentially purchasing it for my facility.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 30, 2016

      WOW that’s a lot of dogs! That’s a great point about coffee machines versus water bowls – one I never thought of before.

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  14. Tamara
    January 30, 2016

    Oh the joys of having one of these 2L bowls! With five dogs, four of them being 65lbs to 105lbs respectively and one 10lb’er, filling up their water bowls is a full time job. Cleaning the bowl(s) is at least a great deal of overtime with nights, holidays and weekends included. I drink Keurig filtered coffee, I drink spring water, I buy my dogs gallons of spring water and put them into the refrigerator. For me, and for my dogs, it matters and it matters a lot. Not having a cord or batteries is a huge plus, being BPA free is an enormous plus. I can’t think of a minus and I’m intensely critical, especially when it comes to anything I buy or bring into my home for my beloved pups. I can think of two wishes though, 1) to win one and 2) you make a gallon size soon! Thank you for the opportunity petful and Torus!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      January 31, 2016

      Wow Tamara, you almost need to hire a dish washer! I love that you care so much about your dogs, you are certainly an amazing doggie parent!

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  15. Brittany Lynn Turk
    February 1, 2016

    This would be great to have for our rescue pup who drinks a ton of water all day, especially because it is so easily portable! We always travel with our girl and she isn’t a fan of the lip on the current travel bowl she has, but the Torus eliminates that problem, which would be awesome for her. At home, she has a 1 gallon refillable bowl with water pump, but it has to be plugged in and requires a long process of disassembly to clean it out.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 1, 2016

      What an adorable face! I love this picture, she looks so incredibly happy!

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  16. stacey
    February 2, 2016

    my cats would love this bowl. we have well water and sometimes I wonder if the water is too hard. leaves a white calcified ring around the top of the bowl. this would probably take care of that.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 3, 2016

      Hi stacey! I bet your cats would love this bowl — not just for hard water issues, but because it’s so darned cool-looking!

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  17. Mohammad Saleem
    February 3, 2016

    The Torus bowl is purrfect for my kitty cat, Hazel. We’ve bought many bowls for Hazel in the past like forever months we have had her. Yet they all seemed to have a problem. The first one was too shallow, and would always run out of water like 5 minutes after I filled it. The second was too flimsy, and would skid around every time the poor cat went to have a drink. The one right now scares the brains out of her, because it’s electric with a ‘filter’, but it makes like a droning noise. She is usually too scared to drink. This bowl would be perfect for us, because it solves all of our problems. No spills, excessive refills, or creepy noises. Not to mention the fact that Hazel has to drink out of a pathetic little plastic bowl every time we travel with her (which is often BTW). And plastic isn’t even good for cats. I need that Torus bowl, ASAP. Make life even better for Hazel 🙂

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 3, 2016

      Poor Hazel! I’d be creeped out too if every time I took a drink my soda can made weird noises!

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  18. Jennifer Kane
    February 3, 2016

    This bowl would be perfect for my girls. I have a 22 month old Old English Sheepdog who loves water and a small Poodle mix. My sheepdog has her food and water bowl on a raised surface suitable for her height and she always drinks all of the water from the Poodles bowl and then when my little one wants a drink her dish is empty. My little poodle can’t reach the big water bowl so I am constantly filling water dishes several times a day.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 3, 2016

      Hi Jennifer! That sounds like a funky setup you’ve got, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  19. Misty-Dawn Folds
    February 4, 2016

    This is awesome! I foster dogs and cats and kitten litters all the time. I frequently have 8-14 furries at my ark. This would make things so much easier for me! Most of the animals I get have behavior issues or medical problems and are here to recover. So this would be very nice for those that are recovering for surgery or have disabilities. This would be such a blessing for me as well because I have broken my back in 2 places and had surgery but that only fixed some people the issues. So with me not having to lean down to replace the water and clean the bowl as often, I would feel better and be able to work with the animals for more time. I would love to able to win this for my filters and myself! it would mean a great deal less pain for me and more hands on training for the furries. Thank you for doing this contest and considering me for chance to win. 🙂
    (I wanted to post some pictures of some of my fosters but it wouldn’t let me for some reason.)

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 4, 2016

      Misty, I just gotta say — good on you! You are a total rock star!

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    2. Melissa Smith
      February 4, 2016

      Misty I asked about the photo thing — we don’t actually have an upload button, but if you post a link to a photo you have elsewhere (like on Facebook) that should work!

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  20. BekC.
    February 7, 2016

    I have two house rabbits and I am disabled due to rheumatoid arthritis. I recently switched from bottles to bowls to encourage them to drink more water, and the idea of a bowl weighted by the water in a reservoir, refreshing the water as they drink, and keeping the water fresh and filtered sounds like a perfect match for Otis (that’s Princess Otis, Royal flipper of any regular bowl) and Frank and for me. I could be assured they gave fresh water for the full day and then my son could refill the Torus, rather than me straining to reach their current bowl and carry it. Also, the Torus would let me, when I don’t gave a helper, to fill the bowl and set it down and then unlock it to dispense the water which would prevent so many spills between sink and their dining spot. Pretty nifty!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 8, 2016

      Princess Otis, I love it! Those have to be two of the cutest bunnies I have ever seen!

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    2. Carolyn S. Harden
      February 9, 2016

      Awww!

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  21. Linda Spielvogel
    February 10, 2016

    Wow…what a great pet bowl! Have a rescue doxie who is very fussy about fresh water availability. Do small animal wildlife rehab and have squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, etc that I nurse back to care and eventually to their habitat. This bowl would serve so many different purposes for me…would love to try one out!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Wow Linda, that’s terrific! You must see so many animals in the course of your day!

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      1. Linda Spielvogel
        February 10, 2016

        Yes I do…love to help any animal in need! Currently, I have a flying squirrel, regular gray squirrel, hedgehog, iguanas just to name a few. Plus 8 personal rescue dogs of various variety. I could not think of a more rewarding hobby.
        Thanks Melissa!

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  22. wantwin
    February 10, 2016

    This would be perfect for my two cats! They both like the fountain I got them but my youngest sits there and hogs the water.
    Meanwhile the other one has to go to a small dish.
    As I’m on disability I can’t afford another water dish or fountain since they are both senior cats and I can barely pay for vet visits!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      I hear you on prices, it can get costly, especially for those of us who are on a limited income!

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  23. Readerwoman
    February 10, 2016

    I have two dachshunds. I love the no spill feature, since they are sloppy drinkers. And I like the filter feature as well, since I don’t trust our tap water. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Dachshunds are so cute! And I feel ya on the sloppy, I pet sit for some spaniels and hoo boy those ears!

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      1. Readerwoman
        February 10, 2016

        Used to raise bassets, I crocheted snoods for their ears for them to wear at dinnertime! ?

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        1. Melissa Smith
          February 10, 2016

          LOL!! I told the little guy I am pet sitting for tonight that he needs a bib!

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  24. Nancy A Ocque
    February 10, 2016

    My Boston Terrier tries to drink all of the water before my Shih Tzu can get any. This bowl would be great for my boys.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Water hog syndrome, LOL! I know exactly what you mean!

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  25. Ting-Ting Gronberg
    February 10, 2016

    This product will be great for my cats because cats need to drink more water when they eat dry foods and my cats only drink fresh water. I also have a dog drinks a lot.

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    1. Ting-Ting Gronberg
      February 10, 2016

      my three fur kids

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  26. Brenda Causee
    February 10, 2016

    This Torus bowl would be a God send for my mobility golden retriever service dog! I take a bowl everywhere we go along with poop bags, wet ones, treats, food, fresh water in bottle, etc in a backpack I carry. This bowl would be perfect for home and on the go! My service dog drools alot! He is not only my mobility dog, but my best friend and my family! Being disabled, this bowl would help me as well by decreasing the many times of having to bend over to give him more water and cleaning the bowl each time i put fresh water in the bowl. I love the whole concept of the bowl, from filtered water to the design! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest! My boy changed my life when I got him! He deserves the very best! Thank you again for considering my entry and congratulations to the dog and owner that wins this! I had trouble posting pictures of my sweet boy.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Aw Brenda, so glad your golden is so awesome — but he clearly has an awesome mom!

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  27. Savannah Maxwell
    February 10, 2016

    It would be great to have for my Great Dane who is very small for her breed as she had HOD (a bone disease) and doesn’t drink a ton of water. We would love to try it out!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Great Danes are absolutely the sweetest dogs!

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      1. Savannah Maxwell
        February 10, 2016

        Yes they really are 🙂

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  28. Ashley Arndt
    February 10, 2016

    Daisy, on the left, was a rescue. Her previous owners tied her outside to a play pen and left her there with a neighbor. The neighbors severely neglected her, leaving her outside in the cold/rain/sleet. As you can see, she is such a happy pup now! My pups and I love to go to the park. We end up playing for many hours and it would be great to have a portable, fresh water bowl to take with us. We got a small collapsible bowl, but it can be easily spilled over. The Torus looks more sturdy to just be able to fill up, leave out and go play!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      I love stories that have happy endings! Thank YOU for rescuing her, you’re a rock star!

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  29. Arlene Simon Cohen
    February 10, 2016

    I rescued a Border Collie-Heeler mix. Love her with all my heart. I would love this bowl for her because the refilled water is clean and that is very important to me 🙂 I appreciate that the water bowl can travel with us because her water will always be fresh, safe and healthy. I am so glad you had the chance to evaluate this product or I never would know it existed. Thank you.

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  30. Arlene Simon Cohen
    February 10, 2016

    I rescued a Border Collie-Heeler mix. Love her with all my heart. She loves to run, play basketball and run laps in our fenced yard. I would love this bowl for her because the refilled water is clean and that is very important to me 🙂 I appreciate that the water bowl can travel with us because her water will always be fresh, safe and healthy. I am so glad you had the chance to evaluate this product or I never would know it existed. Thank you.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      She is ADORABLE!

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  31. shelbert6
    February 10, 2016

    I would love to have a Torus bow for my 4 dogs and their cat (she’s actually my cat, but my dogs have claimed her). I have to filter our water. I have a 4 gallon filter which is a full-time chore keeping full in our house. To be able to filter their water directly would cut down on how much time I spend filling the big filtered container. Plus, when it warms up in the spring and summer, we all go the the beach every day, sans cat. I have to bring water and a bowl because the water source at the beach is contaminated as well. This would be awesome!!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      shelbert, I love that your dogs have claimed your cat, that is too cute!

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  32. Ting-Ting Gronberg
    February 10, 2016

    This product would be great for my cats and dog because my cat only drink fresh water and cats who eat dry foods need more water to prevent kidney problems. And my dog like to drink alot.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      What a cute picture! I love this little family!

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  33. K9 Bytes
    February 10, 2016

    I would love a Torus water bowl for Rogue. I give him filtered water and this would make it so much more convenient. I like that no power is needed.The shape is attractive too.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      It is a pretty awesome bowl!

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  34. Geri Mages
    February 10, 2016

    Caya is our Bouvier des Flandres, adopted a year and a half ago when she was ready for retirement from having little Bouvier puppies. When we travel, she goes along. This Torus bowl would be perfect for spill resistant water supply in the back of the SUV and for filtering the water in hotel rooms.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Geri, you’re right! I never thought about that, but it’s a great travel option!

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  35. Rockincowgirl
    February 10, 2016

    This is a great way to make sure my cats get the water they love so much! I don’t like electricity and water, specially since I’m working fulltime but this? One word: WOW!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Good point, Rockincowgirl — it is kind of a weird feeling to walk out the door and leave electricity and water so close together!

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      1. Rockincowgirl
        February 11, 2016

        It sure is Melissa, thanks for your reply!

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  36. Susan D
    February 10, 2016

    I have 2 cats (Elvis & Cleo) and need to keep 2 two bowls of water out, since they drink it up rather quickly At times the water may even partially evaporate in our dry climate. The smaller Torus bowl would be an excellent solution to trying to keep 2 bowls of water full at all times. The water in the regular bowls also gets rather gunky with dust particles and food morsels the cats toss in the water.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      What awesome names, Elvis and Cleo!

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  37. Emily Sorensen
    February 10, 2016

    Our lab is super drooley!!! She leaves a trail behind her after getting a drink, this would be perfect!!!!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      I have to admit, drooley is cute….until you step on it with your clean, dry socks! 😮

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  38. DiAne Gordon Perriguey
    February 10, 2016

    I have 4 little dogs & 2 cats who all want to drink from the same bowl. This would be a wonderful way to avoid the “swap spill” amoung friends. DiAne

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Haha, “swap spill”, I love it!

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  39. K OLeary
    February 10, 2016

    I have 7 rescue cats and 1 with urinary problems. I am constantly trying to keep a lot of fresh, clean water in bowls. I tried the constant water feeders, but my cats tip them over. I think the Torus water bowl would solve some of my problems. Thanks!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Cats can be so crazy, Lol! I know my cat doesn’t tip water bowls over, but he loves to tip over people’s drinks!

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      1. K OLeary
        February 11, 2016

        I have to drink water out of a covered cup with a straw. Buddy and Henry will stick there paws in any type of drink to taste it. Sometimes the drink spills sometimes you have the extra flavor of kitty paw in your drink. They are hilarious. That’s why I love them all: Mack, Minnie, Buddy, Jack, Goofy, Tiger and Henry. They are all rescue cats, but I cannot take anymore, tho I wish I could.

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  40. BarefootCajun
    February 10, 2016

    Would love to try this for our schnauzer and cat.

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  41. Lois Mitchell
    February 10, 2016

    I have four dogs so I am always filling water bowls. This would be great for Molly, my dachshund. She has an infection in her teeth and so far the vets I have seen don’t have an answer except pulling her teeth. I have another appointment for her tomorrow. Anyway, when she drinks, infection from her gums get in her water bowl and I am constantly changing the water. I had never seen this bowl before but I would really like to win it!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Fingers crossed for Molly at her appointment tomorrow! Sending lots of hugs!

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  42. Deb Boone
    February 10, 2016

    My fur-babies would love this! All 6 of them hate sink water so we buy them bottled water. Although one of my babies (they’re all kitties but my babies), loves to drink from the water bottle like a little human. Hope I win this! 🙂

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      WOW 6?! I bet you need a LOT of water!

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      1. Deb Boone
        February 10, 2016

        2 bottles at 2 times a day or more. Lol but they’re my babies 🙂

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  43. SBR Foundation
    February 10, 2016

    We would LOVE this bowl for our uncaged rescue cats, especially since our very first rescue, Magu, had to have emergency PU surgery due to urinary blockages. It is important that he has plenty of fresh drinking water to keep him healthy.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Aww poor Magu! Sending hugs his way!

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  44. imasweetp2
    February 10, 2016

    I am really impressed by this bowl. I have a cat and a mini dachshund. It seems like the cat’s water bowl gets messy so fast. I had an electric fountain water bowl before, but it was a lot of trouble and the water would get stale. I love the concept of this bowl and would love to have one for either my cat or dog!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      imasweetp2, it is a pretty darned impressive bowl!

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  45. Two French Bulldogs
    February 10, 2016

    We love this cool stylish bowl! We are two French Bulldogs that need to stay hydrated!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      LOL I bet you doggies do!

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  46. Mary Clyde Prichard
    February 10, 2016

    Bree, my Westie, would love this. When I get busy and do not realize she needs more water, she drags the empty bowl to me.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Mary, that’s pretty cute! My cat just goes and starts drinking out of my bathtub… 😮

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  47. Sonia Wild
    February 10, 2016

    This would be great for our two cats 14 yr old tuxedo Roscoe & 1 1/2 yr old rescue Milo! They are VERY picky about their water…probably slightly more picky thank the littler box. If not just right they will go into the bathroom for drink! Silly boys!

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    1. Sonia Wild
      February 10, 2016

      Here is a rare moment of them sleeping together 🙂

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  48. Terri Weber
    February 10, 2016

    I have cats who don’t always drink water. Running water attracks them, this would be a great help.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Terri, I bet it would! Cats do seem to like running water versus standing — or at least, mine does!

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  49. Susan4cats
    February 10, 2016

    I have 3 dogs & 8 cats. It’s hard to keep enough water out for them. The Torus would help solve that problem.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 10, 2016

      Wow Susan, I bet it is hard! That’s a LOT of water!

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  50. Melanie
    February 10, 2016

    My dog is diabetic and when her blood sugar is high she drinks a lot of water. I work full time so fill her bowl when I leave in the morning, and the dog walker fills it again when she comes at lunch time to take her blood sugar and giver her a potty break. It would be great for her to have access to water all the time in case she drinks it all before it can be filled again.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Hi Melanie! Great point about diabetes; many dogs with diabetes do need to have access to water.

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  51. Shazza
    February 10, 2016

    This sounds like an absolutely wonderful bowl. These two are Rogue and Vinnie, and they’re both seniors. I’m always looking for better foods and treats for them to keep them healthy!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Shazza, what a terrific picture, I love it! They’re adorable!

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  52. hckystar
    February 10, 2016

    There’s nothing I can add that hasn’t been said as of yet but my Boston Terrier is the best dog in the world and he deserves the best water bowl on the market

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      hckystar, Boston Terriers are so cute! He totally deserves the best!

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  53. Amber
    February 10, 2016

    My cats are very purrrticular about their water. They love it fresh and nothing less. They would love a Torus water bowl!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Amber, fresh is definitely best!

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  54. Tiff Heising
    February 10, 2016

    This sounds so perfect! Fonzie, my 2 year old cattle dog mix, is all about drinking water after his long sprints and play times outside. On a daily basis, his outdoor water dish needs refilled a couple times, and I don’t want to use the hose water so I have to bring it inside to get him filtered water. This dish would be so amazing! It has a filter on it so I could fill the water up outside, aaaand it has a refill built in it. It would save so much time. Fonzie also has many puppy play dates, so that adds to the amount of times the water dish needs brought inside to be filled up, not to mention the mixture of dog drools, yuck. This sounds like the perfect solution to mine and my Fonzie’s problem.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Tiff, Fonzie is so cute!!

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  55. BaronM1
    February 11, 2016

    I’d love to see if my 9 kitties would like this bowl. I’m not sure how much the filter would help since I give them purified water already, but it’d be great to try it out.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Wow 9 kitties! Your house must be so fun!

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  56. Jacqueline Flowers
    February 11, 2016

    My large cat family of 6 are purrfect candidates for the Torus Water Bowl. As a concerned cat guardian, I am constantly washing and refilling water bowls. Unfortunately there is no way to completely prevent the spread of germs from cat to cat (Especially with a quirky kitty who enjoys putting her paws in the water) The Torus Water Bowl might be the best solution to keeping my furry family happy and healthy and giving me piece of mind.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Can’t beat peace of mind!

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  57. Cheryl Chervitz
    February 11, 2016

    My 3 Boston Terriers would like this. They all wait for me to change the water, and this even filters it. It’s the right size for them to. Having a water bowl to go would help a lot.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Cheryl I bet your Boston terriers would love this!

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  58. Susanne Hansen
    February 11, 2016

    I have tried a few different self filling bowls and have found they are more work than cleaning an refilling the bowl and also could not find replacement filters for the last one. I would love to try this one. It sounds like the filters are minimal in cost, and that my cat and dogs will be able to use this with success. My dogs don’t shed but my cat does and no matter how often he is brushed and I vacuum the hair seems to collect in the bowls. This one sounds like the water is stored away from the open air so the dogs and cat can get fresh water everytime.

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Susanne, my cat sheds too, like CRAZY. No matter what, it seems I am pulling hair out of all the most random places!

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    2. Melissa Smith
      February 12, 2016

      Great point about filters being costly — we all know they really can be!

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  59. hckystar
    February 11, 2016

    I couldn’t agree more. I wish I could send you a pic of him

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      hckystar if you are able to link to a picture, that should work!

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  60. Greatest1
    February 11, 2016

    WOW! Don’t you wish you had invented this!? I have 2 Chihuahua’s, 1 Pom. and two huge cats. I love the idea of the bowl not getting all slimy, which is what happens with the bowl I use now. I would love to win the Torus water bowl for my fur babies and they would love for me to win it for them! Good luck to everyone!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      I totally wish I had invented this, LOL

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  61. Susan Gray Williams
    February 11, 2016

    I like the no spill of the product. My animals can make a mess

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  62. Christie Peters
    February 11, 2016

    The torus bowl looks like what we have been looking for!! We have two beagles 4 and 9 years old. When we got our second beagle we found out she had a parasite and it caused digestive issues with her that got progressively worse over her first two years. It got so bad about 2 years ago that we almost lost her and had to put her on a chicken and rice diet (permanently). We were living in the country and fed her well water which was agreeable with her. We moved about 1.5 years to the city and didn’t think anything of it and fed her tap water. Two weeks into it she got sick again and we figured out it was the water. Ever since then we have bought bottled water for her. We are having to fill the water bowls out three times a day. We have tried other water systems but they splash a lot and scare them or I have water all over my floor. With the torus I would feel comfortable trying the tap water in it which would help us out greatly. Plus I think the one liter that it holds would last the entire day.
    Thanks
    Christie

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      Christie, so glad you guys were able to figure out what was going on for your lil’ beagle! Isn’t it strange that water is supposed to be the best thing for us, and yet things like this happen?

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      1. Christie Peters
        February 11, 2016

        Melissa,
        It is! They figured all of the stuff that is added to city water, which is suppose to be good for people, was just too much for her digestive system to handle.

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  63. amanda
    February 11, 2016

    This water bowl would be great for my cats. They have a water fountain that they love, but it has to be plugged in and the outlets in my apartment are not in the right spots. It also is far to big, holding almost a gallon of water, and gets dirty fast. This looks to solve those problems and more!

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    1. Melissa Smith
      February 11, 2016

      It seems like there is NEVER an outlet where you actually need one!

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  64. Sandra Lombardi
    February 12, 2016

    My dog is picky and I’m changing the water constantly. For a small dog he can drink the whole large bowl all at once some days. I’m always afraid of not leaving enough water for him and I think a bowl like this would ensure he’ll have enough clean water to drink. Thanks!

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  65. Melissa Smith
    February 12, 2016

    Congrats to Amber Cichon and Kali, winners of the Torus Bowl Contest here at Petful! Stay tuned for more awesome contests!

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