Dave, why stainless steel bowls? Abby had one for her water and I finally gave up on it because she would use anything but that! She's not picky about much but for some reason she does not like that stainless steel bowl!
The safest, easiest to clean containers for food and water are stainless steel or tempered glass
(e.g. Pyrex Glass Bakeware or Prepware) bowls. Unlike in plastic or ceramic bowls, there is no
risk of components leeching into the food, plastic causing skin irritation around the mouth, or
potential for lead and other chemical contamination - which is a concern with many items
manufactured in China and other developing countries with poor production standards.
Stainless steel and tempered glass are dishwasher safe and can withstand high temperatures for
thorough cleaning. Wash bowls frequently to remove adhering bits of food and saliva. I have
found it most convenient to keep at least one more bowl on hand than I feed meals per day, so I
can rotate them through the dishwasher and still have available that's clean.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild