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Do Plastic Water Bowls Cause Feline Acne?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

- 1957 days ago -
Some people say using a plastic bowl for water is bad for cats. They say I should only use a ceramic dish. Is this true?"

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divergent r (309)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:57 am
I would change the bowl for aesthetics and the health of the cat and the earth.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:34 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:58 am
I don't know Michel has a plastic food dish but his water dish was glass. Since he passed away I eat something from his water dish everyday.

Suzanne L (99)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:23 pm
All plastic is cursed. It's porous and allows bacteria to grow. We use glass and porcelain bowls. Metal ones are OK too. All can be thoroughly washed and will not harbour bacteria.. However, we had an acne epidemic last year. First one kitty got it, then another, then another. Three with and three without and it was the really bad kind and hurt their little chins. We were given a cleanser at the vets to use twice a day on them until it went away. The vet was left scratching his head at how this occurred.

Kath P (9)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:45 pm
I use a glass bowl. The only problem is that sometimes you think the bowl has lots of water in it when its nearly empty. I check 2-3 times a day to make sure the water is clean and plentiful.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:53 pm
I dont know if it is true but I have heard it before

Barb Knight (1688)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:28 pm
When I had my cats, I used 2 hard plastic containers that would dispence their food and their water. Inveribly, when my aides changed the water, there'd be food in it! LOL We moved the containers by putting the water at the other end of the kitchen but it still didn't work. I believe the one with acne was my sweet baby Ezzie. Out of all my cats she and Spooky-Pooky Bear were my two sweetest cats. Kirby could be sweet too, but ONLY when he wanted food or to go outside. Then there were my two older girls Malibu & Cali....I'll never stop missing my cats.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:54 pm
Thanks for this article.

Diane L (110)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:31 pm
This is the dumbest thing I've ever read. Most double-sided cat feeders/water bowls are plastic. They should not be left out in hot sun, nor become extremely cold or the plastic can be compromised, but other than that, they're perfectly safe.

Ruth C (87)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:26 am
Glass bowls is what I use for my animals.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:11 pm
I never heard anything about it.

Diane L (110)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:30 am
The problem with glass bowls, Ruth, is that they break. I doubt anyone would want their pet to be cut or stop on broken glass from their food or water bowl, so using glass or ceramic bowls outside would especially be problematic.
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