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Buddy Bowl 44oz Original

4.4 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
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Product Description

The "Buddy Bowl" really is splash proof and spillproof. Its unique patented design is like no other. Great for your home (protects floors, no more wet socks!) and travel. But most of all it gives the pets we love fresh, clean water at their convenience.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • ASIN: B0044M0FIM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,483 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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I have had several no spill bowls throughout the years, and I always keep at least two at a time in my car with my dog. My old dog, who has since gone to doggie heaven, chewed a hard plastic one on the bottom, so it is kind of sharp edged, but still works. Just a simple bowl with a rounded lip on top. My other plastic bowl finally just disintegrated from being outdoors and in the sun. It cracked and fell apart after only 15 years..

So I was looking around for something new and perhaps different and stumbled upon the buddy bowl. After reading a lot of reviews, especially those from law enforcement K-9 people, I thought I'd give it a try. My current dog is a giant Golden Retriever with a seemingly unquenchable thirst. I've never seen a dog drink so much water. So one bowl is definitely not enough.

I liked the fact that it came in different colors. That has nothing to do with function, but I like color. So, when it got here, I was pleased with how it looked. Make sure you READ THE DIRECTIONS!!! It is not like all the other bowls, it comes in 3 pieces, and can be a tad difficult if you just try to pull it apart. If you follow the directions, which are very simple, you will have no problems taking it apart. I noticed other reviewers complain about how "complicated" it is, and that simply isn't true. It is easy to take apart and clean, easy to put back together, and holds a lot of water. I actually filled mine past the "fill line", and it still works ok. I really like the fact that the opening is smaller than my other bowls, which prevents my piggie dog from gulping water in great quantities. He has to take his time, which for him is something he is not used to doing. And not a drop was spilled in my rough riding SUV. I am happy, my dog is happy.
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This is the second one of these bowl I have purchased. I bought the first one around 1998, when I had a sales job and my dog rode all over the northeast with me. He had to have water in the car and this bowl does exactly what it says- you can't spill the water out if you try. The bowl lived in the car, went camping, boating, got hot in the summer, froze in the winter, and grew mold when I ignored it for long periods of time. It had camping gear and suitcases piled on it, had been dropped on the ground and melted by the campfire. It's been through two dogs. After 13 years of this kind of abuse, the cover finally cracked last fall. There are cheaper versions of this type of bowl on the market now, but I can't imagine they could possibly be as sturdy and spill-proof.

I agree that the cover can be a bit tough to get off, but I think that's part of what makes them so leak proof.

The seller was great as well- responded to my color request, before she had even received the Amazon order and the bowl arrived days ahead of schedule, right on my dog's birthday.

If you have a dog that spills water, or travels with you, I highly recommend this bowl. Well worth the money.
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I am a long-distance truck driver and my Labrador Retriever is my constant companion, and no dog drinks more water than a Lab! Keeping water available for him has been a challenge.

I have tried under-filling giant water bowls, but he crashes into them or steps into them and either splashes water out, or tips them over. Wet floor. This bowl is pricey, but is is the solution I was looking for. I pour one 32 oz bottle of water in to fill up the reservoir, then a second 32 ounces to fill the drinking area. We both win! He has constant access to water and there is no mess for me to deal with....even when he tips the Buddy Bowl upside-down. Brilliant product!

It can be a bit tricky the first time you take it apart to clean it, but follow the instructions and you'll be good to go!
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This is a cool and effective concept -- we leave it in the crate with our 80-pound dog when he has to be confined. What we didn't expect was that he will now walk past his traditional metal bowl and cross the room to drink from the Buddy Bowl instead! He has large jowls, and this bowl forces him to drink a little slower and with his muzzle down an opening, making it less drool-y and splashy. Maybe he likes that. We do too.

I would recommend getting your dog thoroughly used to it before leaving them alone together, since ours chewed the lid pretty badly in the first weeks.

We didn't get our requested colors -- so as much as I love Amazon and use it whenever possible, if you are real choosy about the color, consider ordering directly from the manufacturer.

If you have a dog with a VERY large muzzle, I would think you would have to fill this more often so he/she could reach the water line. It's as easy to fill as a normal water bowl, but not as easy to clean. Still, worth it to us.
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Overfill to overflowing with hot water from faucet in sink. Wait 60 seconds for plastic to slightly soften. Open by pulling tab and holding bottom of bowl against abdomen with other hand. Very easy every time. No cramming fist into center of dog drool puddle left at end of the day, No butter knives, No buff men needed. It does not leak or spill, it cuts down on the slobber on the floor, My black labs love it, zero training needed. It would be tough if you have a pug or a cat or creature without a slightly elongated snout. It does not get water on the floor nearly as much from a drooly dog or from spillage. It saved my phone from a dunk in the dog water too! I will keep this gem for sure. And maybe order 4 more?

UPDATE: After a few months it is getting harder to open - but again it's winter now. I have been washing the pieces in the dishwasher and that keeps them very clean.
I'm very happy with it.
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