Slimy pet water dish
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Posted: 2/9/2010 12:03:40 PM
Every time I fill the dog's water dish there is a slimy residue on the bowl. I wash it each week and it of course is gone, but I am wondering if there is anything that will make it not form in the first place.

Does anybody else have this issue? what have you done to prevent it?


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Posted: 2/9/2010 12:05:01 PM
I only know of one way to prevent it and that is to get one of those recycling water dishes.

I just scrub out the bowl.

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Posted: 2/9/2010 12:05:24 PM
Wash it every day, every time you refill the bowl.


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Posted: 2/9/2010 12:08:02 PM

Wash it every day, every time you refill the bowl.
It is one of those self watering ones so I only fill it once a week or so during the winter. I could put less in there so that it needed to be changed every day.


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Posted: 2/9/2010 12:08:41 PM
I use stainless steel pet dishes and wash them every time I refill the bowl. I find that ceramic or plastic bowls tend to get "icky" very quickly.

If you want to use a self-watering dish, get one of the ones with a filtration system.

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Posted: 2/9/2010 12:08:47 PM
i always thought the slime go there because it was saliva transferred from teh dog's mouth when they lapped up water. then, it just sits there and settles. so unless you haeva recycling water feeder, i would think there wasn't a way to get rid of it before it happens.



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Posted: 2/9/2010 1:01:01 PM
Wash it daily. I wouldn't use the same water glass day after day without washing it for a week and I am not slobbering all over my water glass.


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Posted: 2/9/2010 1:24:51 PM
My cat's water dish is like that. I wash it out every day when I change her water. It's a thing, it happens, clean it up.


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Posted: 2/9/2010 2:17:45 PM
i rinse my dogs water bowl every time
right beofre i leave to work when i get home before bed and inbetween i scrub with saop and hot water never fails.


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Posted: 2/9/2010 4:57:35 PM
Wash it every day. Bacteria forming in the dish is what makes it slimy. Most people would want to drink fresh water every day from a clean cup, right? A dog probably would too. I would hate to drink week-old water that was sitting around exposed to whatever dust, etc. fell into it.
It's funny that I had never even thought of this either, until I got a bird and the lady at the bird store told me it is a must to change his water and wash that dish daily.



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