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The Buddy Bowl is a spill-proof water bowl for dogs that holds water even when upside down! Great for use in your car, truck, boat, or while camping. It also comes in handy for dogs who are always making a mess. Breaks down into three pieces for easy cleaning. Made of high quality, food grade plastic.
Thick, abuse resilient construction resists claws, teeth, and gnawing
Four fastening-point holes on the bottom edge for tying to a stable surface or a backpack
Works inside vehicles -- prevent spills
1/2 gallon / 64 oz. maximum capacity (do not overfill)
Filled reservoir is approximately 4" wide and 3" deep
Exterior dimensions: 10 1/2"W x 5 1/4"H
Disassembles for easy cleaning
This bowl is plastic and is NOT chew proof.
NOTE: Before disassembly or assembly, make sure bowl is above 65 degrees F to keep plastic flexible (use warm water if needed).
Place bowl on a firm, level surface
Put fist in bowl funnel and apply downward pressure
At the same time, with the other hand, pull up on tab
Wash with warm sudsy water
A small swipe of vegetable oil around the lip of the lid can help make it easier to snap in place
Place bottom of bowl on firm level surface
Next, snap in funnel
Last, snap lid on top by walking hands around lid
Slowly fill bowl slowly with fresh, clean water
Water will equalize in bowl and funnel
Use fill line in funnel as a guide
Fill line is approximately halfway down in the funnel (you can feel the ridge with your finger)
Overfilling could result in minimal spillage but bowl will remain splash proof
How the Buddy Bowl works:
The Buddy Bowl is made of three tough molded polycarbonate plastic parts which lock together. Its unique three-section construction creates two chambers for water supply: the funnel-shaped drinking chamber, which gives your dog access to a refilling water supply, and the containment chamber which holds a generous supply of water. The containment chamber is enclosed on all sides and won't spill even if flipped upside-down.
An opening in the bottom of the funnel-shaped Drinking Chamber lets water in from the Supply Chamber to restore the drinking supply. A gravity-activated valve near top of funnel piece allows air into the Supply Chamber as water is depleted, but closes when the bowl is upside-down to keep the water from leaking out.
"This bowl has greatly reduced the water mess in the house, and it doesn't spill when assembled properly."
We got the bowl because our new Gordon setter is the sloppiest drinker I have ever seen. This bowl has greatly reduced the water mess in the house, and it doesn't spill when assembled properly. It can be a challenge to take apart, clean and refill. It's worth the effort, though, to reduce the spills in the house.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3838 Reviewed: Featured Review
"Best thing ever. No more water everywhere. Well, a few drops, but no where near what it was before."
Best thing ever. No more water everywhere. Well, a few drops, but no where near what it was before. Both dogs took to it rather quickly. I have the white and a black. Not sure why but the black seems to be better quality but both work great. As to the people who say that its ugly, its a dog dish lol....
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5025 Reviewed: Featured Review
"I don't have hunting dogs, but my house dogs can make a mess of things."
These bowls are great. I don't have hunting dogs, but my house dogs can make a mess of things. These bowls don't spill - period! I've bought a few of these over the years. My dogs are 60 pounds each, and I bought the smaller of these bowls first. The 64 oz size worked better. If these bowls flip over or are kicked around, nothing comes out, and my dogs are not exactly careful when drinking. They used to make a mess; not so much anymore. Water that would normally splash out of a typical bowl doesn't with these. They are great for traveling too.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5474 Reviewed: Featured Review
"Have been using for over 15 years. Still the best bowl available."
I have a Siberian Husky that likes to dump her water bowl in her crate during the day. The Buddy Bowl spill-proof water bowl fixed all our problems. Works as advertised, keeps my Husky's crate dry while providing water all day! Extremely happy with my Buddy Bowl!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28616 Reviewed:
I love the buddy bowl for MANY reasons. 1) No more water covering my wood floors because our dogs love water. 2) Very easy to fill, the clear bowl allows us to see the water level. 3) Puppy tries to dig at the water but no luck with the Buddy Bowl.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28887 Reviewed:
We bought one of these many dogs (and years) ago, and have also given them to our sons as they got their own big dogs. The bowl holds a lot of water, will not spill and cannot be played in (or laid in). We recently bought ourselves a second bowl, not because the first wore out, but to leave at our lake cabin. These are excellent water bowls, and we searched online until we found this one, which is identical to what we already had, and far superior to all the others we tried in the meantime.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29322 Reviewed:
Okay, this thing really works! My 16 week old water dog cannot dig water out of it and has only managed to turn it over once and even then, only drops of water escaped instead of a gallon of water! She has chewed on the lip of the bowl, but can't chew the rest. We have all tile floors and before we purchased this bowl four people had landed on their rearends slipping in water from the dog bowl. But we're safe now. I'm very impressed. Worth every penny.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29581 Reviewed:
What a relief!!! No more water everywhere. Even worth the hard time I have taking the lid off (arthritis). But the lid needs to be tight, so I deal with it. The Buddy Bowl is a MUST. And thank you to whoever invented it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29915 Reviewed:
With the addition of a new puppy I have had to 'double bunk' in one of my kennels. It's HOT this summer, so water is critical. The new puppy was looking at the water dish as a fun splash pool, but then everyone goes thirsty. The Buddy Bowl solves this problem very well.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30545 Reviewed:
Because the lid is difficult to remove (have to run hot water over it for several minutes) once I removed it, I left it sitting loosely on the bowl. Using it as her normal in house bowl. Works great to prevent water spillage, holds a full day's supply. Great design.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30528 Reviewed:
I bought this bowl to travel with. The bowl is definitely spill proof. You can turn it upside down and no water spills. The dogs love it and had no problems adjusting to it. Even the cat loves to drink out of it. It's good quality, and I recommend this even for an everyday bowl. The large rim reduces the water around the bowl.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30787 Reviewed:
Both our dog and 3 cats love the new bowl. Callie (dog) can make a mess slopping water around, and this bowl has eliminated that problem. We had a problem that customer service resolved and received replacement bowl in just a few days. Thank you so much! I highly recommend both the bowl and Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31177 Reviewed:
My 12 week old puppy was making short work and having quite a time playing in the old water bowl, BUT NO MORE thanks to buddy spill proof bowl. The smaller one I put in the old bowl and the combo is working great. The larger bowl has been puppy proof on it's own.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31283 Reviewed:
Our puppy was playing with her water bowl, spilling water everywhere. The Buddy Bowl really solved a frustrating problem for me. It was a little difficult to open at first, but has gotten easier. The good product combined with quick shipping made me a happy first-time customer.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31417 Reviewed:
Best thing since the invention of indoor plumbing and flush toilets. A half gallon capacity and absolutely no spills. My dog rides with me in an 18 wheeler. The carpet in the back kept getting soaked from her water dish sloshing around. Never again, thank to this bowl.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31534 Reviewed:
We got this bowl because we've got a crawling baby who likes to tip our water bowls over, and we worry about a drowning risk. This seems to nicely alleviate both of those concerns. The baby can't get her face into the water, and she also hasn't made a mess since we got this bowl. Bonus, if you're a little clumsy and tend to kick the water bowl, this fixes that issue as well. Our dog (30lb mutt) has no problems getting her nose into the inside of the bowl to drink out of it and figured out how it worked after just a few minutes of giving it to her.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31448 Reviewed:
* * * IT WORKS GREAT * * * I was not worried about spilling but rather water all over the floor dripping out of her mouth after drinking. The unique design lets her get the water she needs and only a few drops are on the floor. Congratulations to the designer ! And thanks GDS for carrying this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23819 Reviewed:
I had a buddy bowl for 10 years. My fellow hunter ran over it 5 yrs ago with his truck and did not phase it. Last year I left it outside in January on a hunting trip, and the water froze inside and split the bottom. Yes I bought another just like it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23790 Reviewed:
This is an outstanding design/solution to the problem of water spilling all over the floor. Our dog is a sloppy drinker and while this bowl does not stop 100% of the drips after he drinks. It cuts down about 90% of them which is a huge improvement. Gun Dog Supply was very easy to deal with. Gave us prompt shipment and provides responsible follow-up. We would not hesitate to do business with them again. Thank you.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24461 Reviewed:
"Has really cut down on spilled water and keeps her ears out of the water!"
Love it. I was purchased mainly because my son (1yr) has some obsession with playing in water or trying to drink like the dog, so I would constantly have a spilled dog dish on my floors. This bowl is fantastic, no matter how hard my son tries he can not spill it or drink from it. Now am worry free when it comes to the dog dish. Thank you, Amanda Cobb
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24878 Reviewed:
The bowl itself works really great, as long as I only fill it to the fill line. When he tips it the water doesn't spill, and he hasn't been able to get his paws in it since we got it, so no splashing. Only problem is that, because it is all plastic, he has chewed the ring around the bowl heavily so much that it will not stick together as well anymore. If we had watched him around it more, or only had him use it during certain times, I'm certain this wouldn't have happened. So still a really great product, just make sure they don't chew threw the edge. I'm thinking of putting some duct tape around it to keep it sealed because I still love the bowl.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26176 Reviewed:
Doesn't spill at all when tipping it upside down or sideways. The water mess left on the floor is reduced to half when the dogs finish drinking. I wish the bowl held more water and the lid was not so hard to get off to refill.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27121 Reviewed:
"Great idea for the traveling sportsman. I always have it with me when hunting dry fields too."
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