The Bandit Bowl for Cats
The Bandit Bowl for cats was designed specifically for your felined furry friend with interior and exterior walls that are more shallow than those designed for dogs. These bowls are about 1-1/4" tall and about 6" in diameter, with a bit more flare than our dog bowls. Tested and approved by hundreds of cats, these bowls will help your cat eat more slowly to avoid gastro-intestinal distress, vomiting and other problems associated with rapid eating. And, because I use the same glazes on my pet bowls as I do my people pottery, you can rest assured knowing that the surface your furever friend is eating from is safe, durable and easy to clean. No more harmful plastic toxins or potential bacteria growth in nicks caused by teeth and nails. With proper care, your Bandit Bowl should last for many, many years.
My Bandit Bowls work with dry, wet, raw or liquid foods! Simply disperse the food as evenly as possible. When introducing the bowl for the first time or two, it may be helpful to heap a little extra food on top of the grooves. This allows your pet to satisfy that first initial hunger urge and minimizes any potentially negative reaction to their new bowl. In my experience, and that of my customers, most pets adapt very quickly to their new bowls and the benefits of the bowl do not diminish over time.
Check out our reviews on Etsy @SusanOHanlonPottery, but come back here to purchase where - because I'm able to avoid selling fees - I can donate one bowl to a rescue for every 20 I sell directly from my website.
My BanditBowls are handcrafted from stoneware for durability. With proper care, they will last for many years. Please wash them before use.
The durable glazes are safe for the dishwasher, but the ceramic surface is easy to clean by hand. Because dishwashers can be dangerous places for handmade goods, I recommend hand washing with occasional santizing in the dishwasher.
My bowls are also microwavable and oven safe! Be careful that the bowl itself is not hot before offering the contents to your pet, though.
The bottoms are heavy and designed to minimize movement while your pet eats. The bottoms are wet sanded smooth with 50-100-200-400 grit Diamond Sanding pads to protect your floor or counter surface. Many customers affix rubber feet to the bottom of the bowl for their pets who aggressively try to knock the bowl around. This works well, but does void my return policy. :-)
Tell us what you love about your Bandit Bowl! Post a photo or video of your pet with their bowl online on my FB page @SusanOHanlonPottery, or on IG. Be sure to use the #BanditBowl in your post, and tag us on IG at @BanditBowl and @SusanOHanlonPottery. One lucky poster will win a gift certificate to be used toward the purchase another bowl, a matching water bowl, or any other item from my website each calendar quarter!
Bandit Bowl Sizing Recommendations
Volume measurements below indicate the amount of food that will fit within the interior grooves, as this is how the BanditBowl is designed to work best. More food can be layered atop the grooves if you wish.
- Cat Bowl - One Size Fits Most - Holds approx. 3/4 cup of food
- Toy Breed Dog Bowl - Holds approx. 1/2 cup of food
- Small/Medium Breed Dog Bowl - Holds approx. 1 cup of food
- Large Breed Dog Bowl - Holds approx. 2 cups of food
- Giant Breed Dog Bowl - Holds approx. 3 cups of food
- Giant Breed X-Deep Bowl - Grooves are 3/4" to 1" deep - Holds approx. 4 cups of food
Note: For dogs with shorter snouts and wide heads, upsizing one size is generally recommended as this helps to accomodate their anatomical features.
Interior grooves in the Bandit Bowl range from 3/16" deep (cat) and 1/4" to 1/2" deep (dog), with larger bowls having deeper interior grooves. As each are handmade, we can customize groove depth to accomodate special needs. Contact us for more details, and include a photo of your pet so we can help determine if a custom bowl is necessary.
Are you involved with a Rescue Organization?
If so, please reach out to me about a donation! For every 20 bowls I sell directly from my website, I set aside a bowl for donation to a reputable 501(c)(3) rescue organization. Use it at the shelter for an animal who needs it, auction it off, put it in a raffle, or send it home with a rescue animal to his or her new furever home.