Best Dog Bowls

We did the research to find the best dog bowls being made right here in the USA today. Below are our findings, along with tons of details about each of our recommendations and the factors we considered in our research. Plus, we included a couple of bonus finds for food and treat storage.

Our Findings

We found 5 products that stood out above the rest. These dog bowls are impressive for the durability and safety. For example, we were particularly impressed with the lightweight and convenient performance of the Teton travel bowl, our top pick for a collapsible that you can bring with you on a hike or trip to the park. We organized our top recommendations into different categories: stainless steel, travel, elevated feeders, and pottery designs. More information below!

Top Recommendations

Best Dog Bowls Best for:
Basis Pet Stainless Steel Dog Bowls Stainless Steel
Teton Dog Waterproof Fabric Collapsible Travel Dog Bowl Travel
Bergan Elevated Double Bowl Feeder Elevated
Fiesta Petware Colorful Options
Agatha & Louise Pottery Options

Recommendations: Going Deeper

Below are our in-depth reviews of our top 5 best dog bowls. We included tons of product details, what we liked, and what we didn’t like about each one.

Best Stainless Steel Dog Bowls

Basis Pet Stainless Steel Dog Bowls


Basis Pet offers rock-solid stainless steel pet bowls that are built to last through many years of wear and tear. These pet bowls are made from 18/8 stainless steel and they are dishwasher safe for easy maintenance. We were impressed with the modern and sleek design of these bowls when testing them out. The bowls are offered in four different sizes, making it simple for you to get a good size for your own pup.

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Things we like:

  • Available in four different sizes
  • 18/8 Stainless steel construction
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Tough build quality
  • Sleek and modern

Things we don’t like:

  • None

 

Best Travel Dog Bowl

Teton Dog Waterproof Fabric Collapsible Travel Dog Bowl


With the Teton Dog waterproof collapsible dog bowls, you can make sure you have a drinking bowl or food bowl with you wherever you go. We love that these bowls will fold down and slip right into your pocket for easy transport. The bowls are 100% waterproof thanks to their use of nanopore materials, and the waterproofing won’t wear out over time. They are composed of durable materials that are machine washable for easy maintenance too. This compact fabric dog bowl is an impressive product that should last for a long time. Bring it hiking, backpacking, or just on long walks.

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Things we like:

  • Folds down small
  • Won’t rip or tear
  • 100% waterproof
  • Hypallergenic
  • Hand or machine washable
  • Made from nanopore waterproof fabric

Things we don’t like:

  • Stitched sections are potential wear locations

 

Best Elevated Dog Bowl

Bergan Elevated Double Bowl Feeder


The Bergan Elevated double bowl feeder system is ideal for use with larger dogs or aging dogs that can’t bend down comfortably. The system is a tough base made from injection-molded plastic, and two stainless steel bowls that offer an 11-cup capacity. We were impressed with how lightweight and portable this little system is, and how tough the whole product feels. Dog owners looking for a water bowl and a food bowl that should work for many years should take a look at these guys. The mount features removable legs, making it possible to raise or lower depending on your need. The bowls are also machine washable, making them simple to keep clean. If you are searching for a raised dog bowl set, this one is built to last and offers excellent performance.

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Things we like:

  • Two bowls built into mount
  • Removable legs for adjustable height
  • BPA free injection-molded plastic construction
  • 11-cup bowls

Things we don’t like:

  • One size option

 

Best Colorful Dog Bowls

Fiesta Petware


Fiesta Petware offers a whole line of brightly colored pet bowls that are designed to hold up through years of heavy use. These bowls are machine washable and chip resistant, so they can take a real beating through years of use. We were impressed with all the brilliant colors that these bowls are offered in, and had a hard time deciding on our favorite color overall. Each of these bowls is made in the USA, and they can be relied on for smaller or larger dogs. They’re just good tough bowls and the colors make them fun, but they are a premium bowl option and cost a bit more than other bowls we reviewed.

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Things we like:

  • Tough porcelain construction
  • Dishwasher safe design
  • Chip resistant material
  • Offered in different color options
  • Bright and colorful

Things we don’t like:

  • None

 

Best Pottery Dog Bowls

Agatha & Louise


The dog bowls from Agatha & Louise are a fun way to personalize your dog’s food and water bowls. These ceramic bowls are offered in many different colors, designs and sizes so you can get the perfect option for your loved one. We love the different design options and handmade look and feel that you get with each of the bowls, it’s as if they were lovingly crafted just for your pet. Each piece is made with a nice thick clay composite material, and they feature a durable glaze for long-term performance. These bowls are a fun way to personalize your dogs drinking and eating experience and there are countless options to choose from.

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Things we like:

  • Selectable sizes and designs
  • Handcrafted pottery
  • Lead free glazes and underglazes

Things we don’t like:

  • Slightly expensive

Bonus: Treat Storage Option

Fiesta Dog Bone Treat Jar


A great jar to put your dog treats in that comes in many different colors to choose from. Heavy and durable, this jar is something you can keep in your pantry and not have to worry about your dog rummaging around in it. Read our guide on the best dog treats made in America too.

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Bonus: Food Storage Option

Behrens 10 Gallon Locking Lid Can


This Behrens can is perfect for storing your dog’s food. It has a great air-tight seal so the food won’t get stale. It also has a locking mechanism to prevent your dog from starting mealtime a little too early. Check out our guide on the best dog food made in the USA as well.

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Factors We Considered

Durability

Durability is important for a pet bowl because they tend to get knocked around quite a bit. We performed a light drop test on each of the bowls to see how well they hold up. We banged the bowls around when testing them out intentionally, and we looked closely at the build-quality of each bowl that we tested out. Our recommendations are bowls that pass each of these tests and that deliver long-term durability and strength for reliable performance over time.

Safety

As with buying anything for your pet, it’s important to think about common safety concerns. We looked closely at a few key points. First, we verified that the bowl won’t chip or fail and create choking hazards if chewed. We also verified that no harmful chemicals or lead are in the bowl material or any coating that surrounds it.

Maintainability

While reviewing each of these dog bowls, we took steps to ensure that they are easy to maintain. First, we verified that the bowls are machine washable, which are simply more convenient to use on a regular basis. During our testing phase we added multiple types of dog food including wet and dry to the bowls, and then hand washed them to verify that they come clean easily. Only after going through these key maintenance tasks did we give a bowl our stamp of approval.

Value

We want to make sure that you’re getting the best dog bowl for your money, so we eliminated several brands where we thought the product quality just didn’t live up to the price tag. After all, we’re pet owners too!

Aesthetics

Style isn’t the key focus of some of the bowls on our list, but we looked at each bowl objectively and decided whether it’s pleasing to look at or not. When evaluating different bowls, we looked to see if they are well-constructed, uniform in design, and if they featured pleasant colors or designs.