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.