Pet Bowl Safety

I always left a big metal bowl of water outside for my dogs and cats, until a friend warned me not to. I never thought about it, but the warning made me understand what I bet a lot of people don’t think about. In relatively cold temperatures a metal pet food/water bowl can freeze a cat’s or dog’s tongue to it. The bowls aren’t safe on warm days either – the metal can burn and the water warms up quicker making it undesirable for a cat or dog to want to drink from it.