Do you use your own dishes to feed your pets?

Food Dishes - dishes
@Bee1955 (3886)
United States
May 31, 2007 4:00am CST
Or did you go and get them their own personal dishes? Some people get grossed out if you use "people" eating dishes to feed a cat or other pet. As for me - it gets washed anyway, its handier -so what?
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@KissThis (3006)
• United States
1 Jun 07
A friend of mine gave us some old dog food bowls that she didn't want anymore. We use these for the dry dog food that stays in the kitchen. We still allow our dogs to eat off of the same dishes that we use if they are going to eat leftovers. I agree with you I see no reason that they shouldn't because I am going to wash the dishes anyway. I look at it as a pre-wash cycle.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I like that ... pre-wash cycle - LOL!
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@toyhamarz (124)
• United States
31 May 07
Yes I use people dishes. My cat some how decided she only likes to drink water from a glass. She is a strange animal lol. So I use a glass and one of my bowls for her food. I prefer her to drink out her own than to drink from mine which is what she would do if I didn't put one down for her. I don't think it's gross at all. I agree; they get washed anyway.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yes, if they dont have any water in their bowl, then they come after the ice in my drink and start lapping when I am turned away, In the hot weather, I always add some ice to their water every few hours.
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• China
31 May 07
although i like the pets,i can't accept the way you've said ,that is i won't use my own dishes to feed them. what about you ?
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@183318 (264)
• Malaysia
4 Jun 07
ya... i never and ever give my own dishes to my pet.. that is no good to them.. not suit with thier life style too
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
31 May 07
My guys do not get table scraps ...so it is not really an issue in my house. But if I was to give them food it would go into their own bowls. I don't know...not a gross factor but just for GP.
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
31 May 07
Our dog stays outside most all of the time. He has his own dish. And a big pan of water that needs refilled almost hourly because it is so hot here now.
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• India
31 May 07
i always prefer seperete bowls for my puppie bcoz they spread a lot of infectuions so i prefer seperate dishes and i hope and suggest every one to use seperate bowls for them as it is healthy
8 Jun 07
Nope. If I had a pet I would because it's nice to allow them to eat of clean things. I know some people use dog bowls which look horrible and some are to lazy to wash them but I would. I'm actually thinking of getting a cat or dog when I get my own place :) Would nice to have something my son could grow up with. ~Joey
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@183318 (264)
• Malaysia
4 Jun 07
I m very disapointed those ppl use bones and dishes for thier pet eat !! becouse our pet not dusbin...how can ppl trea them like dustbin.. even like recycle place.. i hate that.. i naver and evr will give my pets eat that
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
4 Jun 07
All our kritters have their own dishes. The cats have silver metal bowls for their food, and the dogs have big plastic pet food dishes. They al have little ponds in the garden that they drink out of unofficially, but there is a big plastic bucket I keep filled up for the dogs to drink from so thealways have fresh water at hand. I have no idea where the cats drink from, but I am always catching them in the kitchen sink licking leftovers off dishes, the little devils!
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• United States
4 Jun 07
They have their own dishes. I for one am really not keen on letting my pets eat directly off of and lick the same plates that we eat with. I don't like it, and I hate when people here do that. I love my pets and all, but letting them eat off our plates is something that I don't want my pets doing.
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• India
3 Jun 07
Hi Bee! Pets at my home have theirown personal dishes. I think it is advisable to because of hygenic reasons. We also teach them discipline so that they won't use any other dish than theirown.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
3 Jun 07
I buy for my pets their own dishes, but sometimes they eat something from my dishes. I have no worries especially about the fact, that my rat eats something from my teaspoon, or drinks from my glass. My rat lives in our house without contacting any other animal. There's no way to be infected for my "Ratella":) I can be a source of infection for her, hehe, because I spend a lot of time out of the house;)
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