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View Poll Results: How often do you wash your dog dishes?
After every meal. 6 13.04%
Once a day. 5 10.87%
Once a week. 6 13.04%
Once a month. 4 8.70%
Wash...what? 23 50.00%
My dogs don't eat out of dishes/other. 2 4.35%
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:40 PM
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I had family staying with me this weekend, and my aunt was in the kitchen with me when I washed the dog bowls from their breakfast (after washing our human breakfast dishes). She was then in the kitchen with me when I washed the dog dishes after dinner, and said "Didn't those just get washed this morning?" Yes, they get washed after every meal. She thought that that was incredibly weird, even when the whole raw/canned thing was taken into consideration (which she also thinks is weird).

So, it got me thinking...how often do you wash your dog food dishes? How about water dishes? And I think it's worth mentioning what type of food you feed as well.

Food dishes get washed after every single meal, water dishes get rinsed out daily, and washed-washed probably 1-2 times a week. I feed a mixture of canned, raw, and dry food.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:05 PM
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Lol you're supposed to wash those?

Rosey was fed kibble and her bowls got washed when they were nasty, usually after some kibble molded (she was a messy drinker)

ETA: that sounds bad. Her food didn't sit to get moldy, but within a few hours of it being soaked it would. Moldy is probably a bad word for it anyway.

Water bowl was rinsed with every change.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:07 PM
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I am really bad about washing my dog bowls. I admit it. If I fed raw I'd be more inclined to wash frequently but I feed kibble.

Water bucket gets rinsed every other day when it gets refilled. Gets a good wash every week I guess. I admit the food bowls probably go several weeks. The raised feeder the bowls are in... a couple times a year. I need to wash more often.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:10 PM
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I try to remember to have a big cleaning day once a week and throw the dog blankets into the wash and do their dishes, but it doesn't always get done (they get fed kibble). On the off chance I ever add wet food in their bowls I'll wash them afterwards or put aside to wash before next feeding.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:12 PM
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Probably not as often as they should be. I usually wash them a few times a week though.

Two of my dogs eat raw, two of my dogs eat kibble. I don't really worry about bacteria. Nobody leaves a trace of anything behind. If they left residue or food I'd wash them more. I do rinse them after every meal though. Often with soap.

The water bowl gets rinsed after every refill and it gets washed once or twice a week.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:12 PM
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Eh heh.... I feed raw and... um... yeah, not often. I just throw them in the dishwasher when there's room but I want to run it.
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And to add...

The cat gets fed her dry food in one dish that never really gets "empty", and her wet food in a separate dish. The wet food dish gets cleaned after each meal (she leaves a lot of residue), but the dry food dish gets washed probably once a week.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:46 PM
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I don't really wash the dog food bowls very often if I didn't feed wet food or anything like that. Usually whenever I remember. I do wash the water dishes when I refill them every day or two though.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:53 PM
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Ours probably get washed every few weeks. We feed kibble.
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I just throw them in the dishwasher when there's room but I want to run it.
I use them to fill up the dishwasher, too, aheh.

I would say on average 1x/week for food bowls. For water bowls, whenever I need to refill them I at least wipe them out with a paper towel or if I'm not in a hurry I wash them then. That might be every day when it's hot or a couple of times a week when it's not.
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