Dog dishes come in different kinds and sizes. The size of the bowl should match the size or sizes of your dog or dogs. A small dog needs a small dish so they can reach in and get there food. A large dog needs a large dish so you don’t have to refill it and they can get their proper amount of food.
Dishes are made of different materials like plastic or metal. Glass should not be used as a dog dish for obvious reasons. It really does not matter what the dog dish is made of as long as it can be washed or it is a disposable dish. A dog that eats canned dog food may be good to have a disposable dish so you can toss it when it gets dirty. Every dog dish needs to be cleaned when it is dirty for sanitary reasons. Some say a dog dish needs to be washed everyday.
Plastic dishes are nice since they do not break and they can be washed when dirty. But a plastic dish can wear out and turn discolored. Metal dishes are nice because they will never break or wear out and they can be sanitized easily.
There are special dishes made for senior dogs who need to have a higher dish so they can reach there food. Some of these dishes are even adjustable so you can put the dish at the exact height that suits the dog. Sometimes these dishes even include a water dish so the food and water are right next to each other at the same height.
I have a gravity feeder for my dogs. It let’s only so much food come out into the dish so my dogs always have a fresh supply of food at all times. Once the dog gets use to having all the food it wants available all the time there is no fighting for food between the dogs and they do not over eat. I fill my gravity feeder once a week and it does the feeding for me.
You can get pretty dishes of any color you wish or you can have the dogs name put on the dish. Dog dishes come in many colors and sizes and you can find the dish that is just right for your dog. Keep a supply of fresh water near your dogs dish at all times and keep the water bowl clean.