Food and water dishes may seem pretty basic, but trust us—there's definitely more than meets the eye. Some cat bowls actually help prevent whisker fatigue, eliminate neck strain and promote good digestion. And, of course, you’ll want a type of bowl that is easy cleaning (preferably dishwasher safe!), helps contain messes and doesn’t harbor bacteria (pro tip: avoid plastic bowls).
We’ve rounded up the top-rated and best-selling cat bowls loved by Chewy cats and their parents alike. These top picks are the best cat bowls around and are sure to make mealtime more enjoyable for you both.
1Best OverallCatGuru Cat Food Bowls, 2 Count $16 at Chewy.com
2Best Slow Feeder for CatsFrisco Fish Shaped Ridges Slow Feed Bowl, Blue, 1 Cup $7 at Chewy.com
3Best Elevated Cat BowlFrisco Cat Face Wide Shape Elevated Non-Skid Ceramic Cat Bowl, 1 Cup $13 at Chewy.com
4Best Cat Water BowlFrisco Wide Mouth Gravity Waterer $23 at Chewy.com
5Best Ceramic Cat BowlSignature Housewares Coastal Fish Non-Skid Ceramic Cat Bowl $6 at Chewy.com
New flat bowls
Got 2 sets. Three f or inside. One for ferral outside where my heavy ceramic bowl was thrown off porch and broken. New bowl has not moved. I am pleased! Thanks Chewy!
My persian cat has a pushed in nose and small face so she needed something that would be easy for her to eat her food and her whiskers not to get irritated. She eats with ease and devours her food in these bowls and drinks her water with no issues. Very easy to clean, non stick bowls. I highly recommend for the kitties :)
Smart buy, nice product
Very nice material, easy to pick up, easy to clean, and my cats eat every last crumb. I'm not sure about the company's claim that it helps cats maintain a healthy weight. My cats seem to be eating more -- they don't leave crumbs so their bowls are often empty (which means I refill the bowls more).
Best Slow Feeder for Cats
Good deep bowl
This is a good, deep slow feeder. It is lightweight, but sturdy and goes through the dishwasher well on the top rack. The fish shaped posts are tall and far enough away from each other that the cat can fit their face in the bowl. Works great for dry food, as well as chunky and pâte wet food.
I love this little bowl! The color is nice and the fish look cute when it's filled with food. My cat also seems to enjoy it.
This one piece bowl has a non skid base. We got it for our food gobbler, EEK!. She is confused by it, but it's amusing to watch her fumble foot the food out of the bowl.
Best Elevated Cat Bowl
I have an older cat with feeding issues. He requires an elevated bowl to aid with digestion, and a wide and shallow bowl due to whisker fatigue. This dish is the perfect solution for all his issues, plus it's really cute!
Naughty cat? Unflippable bowl!!
I recently inherited a cat who is older and kind of a diva. This cat has flipped countless bowls and it's quite annoying. This super cute bowl is magnificent! Not only is it cute but sturdy and unflippable per Maxie cat.
Wide Shaped Cat Bowl
When I opened this box with the Frisco Cat Face Bowl inside my cat was so eager to eat out of it. It is very well made and has a cute cat face on the bottom of the bowl. I liked how stro ng it is made and will last a very long time. It is elevated so that your cat does not have to bend over very far to eat. After I cleaned the bowl and put his favorite cat food in the bowl my cat had no problems with eating his food. It was gone within a few minutes. I would recommend this cat bowl to all cat owners!
Best Cat Water Bowl
This is a great product
I broke my ankle and had to hobble around. It was such a balancing act to get the water bowl AND put it down without a spill. Jax would paw at he bowl if I forgot to refill. This turned out to be the best water delivery system. Jax took to it right way. The only small downside is after the refill one has to flip it over. It's a challenge with one person, but a breeze with two. All in all, it's worth the purchase, especially if you live in a hot climate in the summer.
This gives ample supply for my 2 80+ pound dogs. It feels sturdy and looks good. Easy refill and cleans up simply. I don't need to worry about refilling daily. Large bowl allows them to access water easily.
Love this watered for my dogs. Easy to clean and full, wish I had thought about getting this earlier. I was always filling water bowls 2-3 times per day, now 2-3 days.
Best Ceramic Cat Bowl
So cute and easy to clean
This bowl is so cute and the cats love it! Just be careful, ceramic bowls tend to chip or break.
So Pretty, I'm using it on the countertop
I ordered this bowl as one of two sizes that could replace a much smaller ceramic bowl on the back porch. The backyard birds had (hilariously) claimed the small water bowl, for drinking and for squeezing in and splashing around. This is one of two replacement larger sizes I ordered.In the end, I found the right replacement birdbath water bowl in a kitchen cupboard. As soon as I saw this bowl, I found a use for it on the kitchen counter, where I can admire it every day!!
Love this bowl!
This is the cutest thing ever! Super easy to use and it holds a good amount of food. Love that its deep.
Best Cat Food and Water Bowl Combo
A neat product.
Like a lot of people, when I got my first cat I started out with plastic bowls as well as a plastic litter box. I recently discovered stainless steel, so I figured I would give this a try. My cat likes it so far, I've only had it for a few weeks, And so do I. The bowls are a little different from what I was expecting and yet exactly as described. They're shallow, a little more like plates than actual bowls, which admittedly does make refreshing the cat's water a little awkward, but overall I like them. The mat that it comes with is perfect for holding them in place and it helps catch the inevitable food crumbs that end up outside the bowl...
This silicone dish set is easy to clean and keeps my dog from making a mess by tipping things out. It is cleverly designed and durable. I would definitely recommend it!
A winning feeding station for the kitties
Easy to use and easy to clean. We have 2 cats, so I bought 4 sets. Always have a clean one ready for the next meal. Perfect size for wet and dry food.
Best Stainless Steel Cat Bowl
Picky Cat Eats Again!
Cat kept turning up its nose to food until we realized whisker sensitivity was a thing. This has been life changing. TY!
Best Cat Bowl ever.
This is so easy to clean and my cat loves it. He used to take his food out of the several bowls that I tried. Not Dr. Catsby's!!
Kitties love them
I got these to replace their plastic bowls and they are great! Easy to clean and they even fit over our existing bowls so no need to figure out a raised situation. Love them.
Best Ant Proof Cat Bowl
This type of bowl is hard to find & they work like a charm!! I didn't want to deal w/water or 'sticky' stuff. I was thrilled to find them in different sizes. I use the 'pair of 4 cup size' & put a cereal bowl of food inside the metal bowl to make clean up easier for my boys.
These bowls really do keep ants from getting into the food. The stainless steel is attractive looking. They clean well, though I line them with paper bowls to make it even easier. I love these bowls.
These bowls are the shizz!
I bought the 1 cup bowl until I knew whether it worked or not. I was not disappointed. As long as you have these bowls on a flat surface they work like a charm. They're worth their weight in gold.
Best Cat Travel Bowl
It’s perfect for going hiking or literally anywhere. It doesn’t take up much space at all, super light and keeps well. Quality seems nice to and overall a really great buy!
I love this setup! The collapsible bowls were just what I needed at the airport . They fit right into the side pocket of the carrier and will be perfect for trips with my dogs ! Thinking of getting another one to keep in the SUv for those days when you are gone longer than normal and need a bowl for water or food !
I love these water bowls
I love these water bowls I take them with me to the beach and I dig for crabs and then I drink lots of water woof woof
Best Bowl for Kittens
I'm so glad I found this dish. It is so cute and the perfect size for wet food and lickable treats. Sturdy ceramic with silicone ring on the bottom to keep the dish from sliding. Great quality and price!
Cute kitty plates
I am very happy with these plates. My kitties like the flat surface and they don't push the food off because of the little sloped edge. The plate also doesn't move when they are eating because of the non-slip bottom. Holds 3 oz can of wet food really well.
Great little feeding bowls
I had been looking at these on the site for a while, but could not quite bring myself to buy because I needed 8, and it was not really an 'essential purchase'. When the price dropped, Ii bit the bullet and bought them (they are SOOOO CUTE). Glad I did. They are adorable, and a great size, and the non-skid feature makes them GREAT! Shallow depth is good for kitties eating wet food.
Best Automatic Cat Feeder
Feeder works well - cats don't
The cat feeder works very well. We have two cats and both are at the feeder the second they hear the food drop and the 6 am feeding allows me to sleep a little more. Unfortunately, one cat insists on eating first, leaving less for the other cat - who insists on an equal amount.
This worked well for me. You can feed them four times a day and different portions each time. I used it when I went out of town for a few days and watched it on a camera and it worked.
Piece of Mind
I have been wanting to get one of these for a long time however, for some reason I never ended up purchasing, Now I am glad I finally did! This automatic pet feeder is amazing ! The setup was easy and worked perfectly. I can decide the time and portion size to suit my dog. She was a little unsure of eating as the food was dispensing, but she got over that pretty quickly and soon would eat as it was dispensing each portion. I highly my recommend this feeder to any flurry owner.
Best Cat Water Fountain
Pump is quiet if water level is low enough the sound from the water falling from a height will really annoy you so I suggest just keeping your fountain 30 to 90 percent full at all times Also pump WILL break if you use it without any water If youre one of those people that plugged in the pump without any water involved its most likely the reason why the pump will no longer work
switch on pump
the instructions are very vague, But please start telling people about the water pressure switch on the pump, uggggg. once we all figured that out it works great
My cats love this! It is nice and quiet, and while they were a little leery at first, now they love it. I notice them drinking more water now.
Picked out a sweet new bowl for your cat and wondering what to put in it? Check out our guide to the best cat foods for some fresh ideas on what kind of dry food, wet food and tasty toppers to feed your cat for a healthy and balanced diet.
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