Disclosure: Your support helps keep this site running. We may earn a referral fee for some of the services we recommend on this page.

Best Dog Water Bottles for 2020

Taking a fresh supply of water on a walk with your dog is a must, especially if you’re going to be gone for a few hours.

Water supplies such as rivers and lakes can’t always be trusted to be fresh and reliable, which is no good if you are in the middle of nowhere. Dedicated dog water bottles are a fabulous idea, as they often incorporate a bowl without taking up any more space. This also means you don’t have to take a travel bowl with you, attempt to squirt the water into their mouth or use your palm as a makeshift bowl.

Read on to see which pet travel water bottles we really rate.

Navigate this Article
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents

    Our Top Picks

    Image Product Details
    LumoLeaf Portable Pet Water Bottle
    • Made from food-grade silicone
    • Buckle for easy carrying
    Check Price
    Upsky Dog Water Bottle
    • Button operation to pour
    Check Price
    RoyalCare Water Bottle
    • Removable bowl
    Check Price

    Top 10 Best Water Bottles For Dogs Reviewed

    1.
    LumoLeaf Portable Pet Water Bottle

    The LumoLeaf was one of the first transportable all-in-one dog water bottles on the market, and while there are dozens of copycats out there now, the original still remains one of the best.

    The reversible leaf-shaped bowl is made from silicone, so hugs the bottle when not in use and can then easily be folded out so your dog can safely drink. Dispensing the water is simple as you can just give the bottle a bit of a squeeze, which helps to minimise leaks when it isn’t squeezed.

    With a nice slim shape, it can fit into car bottle holders and there is also a removable buckle which can be fastened to a belt loop or rucksack for easier carrying. The bowl leaf can also be removed and fitted onto other 20oz/38mm neck bottles in case you like to take some spares.

    It is one of our favourites because of the large capacity without taking up more space, which makes your life much easier.

    Features

    • Made from food-grade silicone
    • Buckle for easy carrying

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 20oz
    • Colour: Grey, Green

    2.
    Upsky Dog Water Bottle

    Slim for easier portability, this water bottle is one of the easiest to use. The one-handed operation will ensure you can keep a safe grip of your dog’s lead while still giving them a constant supply of water.

    It is one-handed as it uses a button operation to help fill the bowl with the water, so there is no squeezing needed. Just release the button to stop the water and close the opening off. Water which isn’t drunk can be tipped back up into the bottle so none is wasted.

    The whole unit is easy to dismantle and thoroughly clean which should stop the growth of bacteria and germs from old water and moisture. A little key slider will turn the button function on or off, so you won’t suffer a wet bag after a few hours of walking.

    A sling rope at the top can make it easier to carry around your wrist. Overall, the capacity is perhaps a little low for larger dogs but it is easy to refill.

    Features

    • Button operation to pour

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 14oz
    • Colour: Blue

    3.
    3 Peaks Travel Water Bottle

    The 3 Peaks brand is one formed with the tough, adventurous dogs in mind. No surprises that this bottle is therefore durable while still being easy to use.

    It holds just over 20oz of water which should give you a few hours of use in ordinary conditions. Easy to carry around, the bowl simply hugs the bottle so the space it takes up is only slight. Unfold the bowl to reveal a suitable drinking area for your dog, and fold back again when done.

    A strong clip will help you to keep it to hand and fastened to your bag, freeing up valuable space and making it easier to grab at a moments notice.

    Features

    • Very strong materials

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 600ml
    • Colour: Teal

    4.
    Nobby Travelling Water Bottle

    A practical companion for any dog who needs a regular refreshing drink but will not entertain the thought of drinking out of a public bowl.

    It is one of the largest options, able to hold over 25oz of water (but there is also a smaller model available). Just flip the bottle over, and you have the large bowl to pour the water into. The bottle can also be fully removed to pour if you prefer.

    Because the bowl and bottle can be separated, it could make for a good travel bowl option for any dogs who like to drink from a bowl on the floor, or perhaps if you are stopping off somewhere to have something to eat for an hour or so.

    Our only gripe is that it has to be squeezed quite forcefully to dispel the water – good for preventing leaks, but not so good for your poor wrists if it is going to be used regularly.

    Features

    • Solid bowl
    • Bottle can be removed

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 750ml
    • Colour: Purple

    5.
    RoyalCare Water Bottle

    Now for something a little different. There is no flipping or folding of lids; instead, take off the bowl from the base of the bottle.

    The bottle as a whole will hold around 500ml, with the bowl able to hold half of this at any one time. Because your dog’s tongue won’t be anywhere near the pourer, there is nothing to stop you using it as a bottle and then sharing with your dog via the bowl, and giving them a bit of dinner from it too.

    The shape and size mean it will fit in the majority of rucksack pockets, car and bike holders. Made from BPA free plastic and silicone, the whole unit can be placed in the dishwasher when separated.

    Bear in mind that the bowl is not the largest so is best for smaller dogs with little tongues.

    Features

    • Removable bowl

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 15oz
    • Colour: Blue

    6.
    H2O4K9 Dog Travel Water Bottle

    Don’t fancy plastic? Steel water bottles are a favourite amongst many humans nowadays so why should your pet be any different?

    The material keeps the water nice and cool and will keep its shape and not risk damage when in your bag. It also means that BPA, phthalates, or other harmful chemicals are a thing of the past. In fact, it is exactly the same material used for human water bottles, so only the best for your pup.

    It gives your dog a separate drinking bow from the bottle, which will be a lot easier for both you and them. A tab on the lid will help you to keep it tied to your bag, and the large size will come in handy for longer walks.

    Features

    • Separate bowl
    • Colour choice

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 700ml
    • Colour: Orange, Green, Blue, pink, Yellow

    7.
    RAC Travel Water Bottle

    RAC has a host of travel-friendly bits and bobs for your pets from crates to leads, and this bottle lives up to their high-quality reputation.

    It is actually one of the cheapest on our list, so great if you don’t want to spend too much and just require something simple. Just flip the bottle over and pour straight into the bowl which usually sits at the side when not in use.

    There is an optional storage clip on the top, so you can fasten it to a bag or even your dogs harness if they love to carry things. It is made from plastic so easy to clean, and lightweight too.

    Features

    • Lightweight

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 500ml
    • Colour: Orange

    8.
    Cool Club Travel Dog Water Bottle

    One of the smallest options on our list which could be better for any toy breed owners, or anyone who doesn’t want to carry a huge bottle around and would rather refill when possible.

    It is a vibrant design, so perfect for the fashion conscious or if you want everything to match from lead to your coat. Just fold out the bowl and the water will flow, giving your dog a good solid base to drink out of.

    With a clip at the top, it can be fastened onto your bag or belt for easier access. The whole unit can be hand washed when the time comes to help keep it sanitised for your pet, and it is pretty leak-free if you leave a bit of space at the top.

    Features

    • Smaller size

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 250ml
    • Colour: Red

    9.
    PetGear Travel Water Bottle

    A bottle and a bowl in one, this item has been designed for car journeys, walks and even just a relaxing sunbathe in the garden.

    With a hard plastic bowl, it is easy for dogs of any size to drink out of. We like the textured section at the bottom which makes it easier to get a good grip of, and squeeze to get the water out.

    A handy clasp at the top will allow you to clip it onto any bags or belts to free up your hands. When the top is removed, it offers a continuous flow of water so you can leave your dog to it when they want a drink.

    This does mean it can be a bit prone to leaks according to other users, so it is maybe not one for those who are haphazard ‘throw everything in the bag’ walkers.

    Features

    • 2-in-1
    • Removable bowl

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 12oz
    • Colour: Purple, Green, Pink

    10.
    Dexas Popware For Pets Snack DuO Dual Chambered Hydration Bottle

    The first (and maybe still only) dual-chambered water bottle out there, which keeps your dog’s water and snacks all in one place, and gives them a handy foldout bowl to eat and drink out of.

    Each chamber has a 12oz capacity, and the bowl clips onto the bottle for convenience. After all, we have all had to hunt right to the bottom of our rucksacks before in order to grab those little bits and extras.

    There is a watertight cap over the liquid chamber and a wide mouth snap lid over the food part so they’re easier to remove and shake out.

    You need to make sure that the lid is on really tight or it can leak over the food when poured, and the bowl clipping on could be a bit bulky for anyone with limited bag space. The fact it combines food and water also meant that the water section is smaller. Still, it serves its purpose and would be best for calm walks with calm dogs.

    Features

    • Removable bowl
    • 2-in-1

    Specifications

    • Capacity: 12oz
    • Colour: Purple, Green, Pink

    Buying Guide

    Capacity

    Most bottles will hold enough to last a day or at least one walk which lasts a few hours. But it does all depend on how far you’re going, how hot it is and how much your dog usually drinks. A dog should be drinking 50ml of water per kg of body weight, so a 10kg dog should drink half a litre per day.

    Most bottles will hold around this amount but do remember that with the increase of exercise and body heat, they may well want most of their intake during their walk so larger dogs could need a refill.

    It could be good to take some spare water with you in a rucksack or in the car just in case or ask for it to be filled up to the top if you are near somewhere which can.

    Bowl

    They often come in three forms:

    • A silicone/rubber ‘leaf’ bowl which hugs the bottle and can fold out
    • A plastic bowl which the bottle sits inside and can be set flat on the floor
    • An entirely removable bowl section which is good for messy drinkers or larger dogs

    Your dog may prefer one over the other, so try another design if they don’t seem to be drawn to their current option. Always test the bottle before you set off so they can get used to it and know what to do.

    Carrying Your Bottle

    The majority of dog bottles are the standard bottle shape so can be fit into a car compartment, on a bike bottle ring or in a rucksack bottle pocket.

    You may wish to purchase a model with a clip which can be hooked onto the outside of your bag, onto a belt or even your dog’s harness. This could give easier access, especially if they frequently want a drink or if the inside of your bag is otherwise full.

    Other Buyers Ask...

    Are Dog Water Bottles Easy To Clean?

    Usually yes. They will be made from materials such as plastic or steel which wash well, and can often be fully taken apart to get into every crease and crack.

    It is important to do this after every use, as a moisture build-up could mean your bottle becomes mouldy. You should also fully sanitise the bottle every two weeks or so.

    Can I Just Use A Normal Bowl?

    Collapsible bowls are widely available, easy to carry and maybe a better solution for your dog, especially if they are larger.

    Unless you are going away for a long time or even overnight, however, a single 2-in-1 bottle and bowl is much easier than carrying a water bottle and the bowl separately, and will also involve less wasted water if they suddenly decide they’ve drunk quite enough after just begging you to refill the bowl, thank you.

    Does My Dog Really Need A Bowl?

    Some may not if they are used to catching the water as you squirt it out of the bottle like a hose. But for many, having a bowl is easier and will mean they can drink as much as they need at any one time. Having to catch the water could mean they aren’t drinking enough.

    Plus, a bowl is much cleaner than drinking it off the floor, and much nicer for you compared to having them drink out of your hand.