Copper Dog Bowls - What's All the Fuss About?

Copper Dog Bowls - What's All the Fuss About?

Posted by Zach Barnes on

Copper dog bowls are quickly becoming a popular choice for many pet owners due to their durability, appearance and potential health benefits. While copper is not as common a material for pet bowls as stainless steel, ceramic or plastic, it has a number of unique properties that make it an attractive option for those looking for something a little special for their furry friends.


One of the main advantages of copper pet bowls is their relative durability. Copper is a reasonably hard-wearing metal, making it resistant to dents, scratches and breaking. This means that a copper pet bowl can last for many years with proper care, making it a long-lasting and cost-effective choice. Copper is also resistant to rust, which is a common problem with other types of metal pet bowls. Instead a copper bowl will, over time, develop a beautiful patina.

A Beautiful Aesthetic

In addition to its durability, copper is also known for its beautiful aesthetic. Copper has a warm, rose gold color that is all the rage these days. It can add a touch of elegance to any pet's feeding area. Copper pet bowls can also have a polished finish, which gives them a sleek and shiny look. Some copper bowls also feature decorative designs or engravings, making them a stylish as well as functional addition to a home.

Multiple Health Benefits

One of the more unique benefits of copper pet bowls is the multiple health benefits. Copper is an essential mineral that is important for the proper functioning of many enzymes in the body. There are several studies on the unique antimicrobial properties of copper, which could help to prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms on the surface of the bowl. This is particularly beneficial for pets with compromised immune systems or for those who are prone to getting sick from contaminated food and water.

Some Considerations

There are a few things to consider when it comes to using copper pet bowls. One potential issue is that copper can interact with certain types of food, which could affect their taste or smell. Copper can react with certain types of pet food, such as acidic or wet food, which can cause the bowl to tarnish or discolor over time. This is not typically a health concern, but it can be unsightly and may require more frequent cleaning to maintain the bowl's appearance. We therefore recommend using these bowls primarily for water.

Another consideration is the cost of copper bowls. Copper is generally more expensive than other materials such as stainless steel and plastic. As a result, copper bowls may be a bit more of an investment. However, the durability and potential health benefits of copper will make it worth the extra cost for most pet owners.

Since copper is naturally antimicrobial, cleaning the copper pet bowl requires less work. Copper bowls can be washed with mild soap and water or they can simply be wiped down with a damp cloth. As the pet bowl naturally keeps clean, scrubbing it is just unnecessary and excessive scrubbing may reduce the life of the copper plating. It is important to dry the bowl thoroughly after cleaning to prevent water spots or tarnishing. Copper bowls should not be placed in the dishwasher, as the high heat and detergents can damage the metal and cause it to tarnish.

The Case for Copper

Not only are copper dog bowls a durable and stylish option for your pet's hydration. But they also have several potential health benefits for your pet, which will, most definitely, make them worth the investment. They are suitable for both cats and dogs and should ideally be used for water only. Just a little bit of care and maintenance will go a long way in ensuring that a copper pet bowl stays looking good and functioning well for many years to come.

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