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.
A fabulous two-pack of dishwasher safe cat bowls, Chewy cat parents love that the size of these 5-ounce bowls makes it easy to feed their cats the perfect portions. And the wide, shallow bowls help with whisker fatigue relief, as the bowls won’t put pressure on your cat’s whiskers.
By Sally on Nov 6, 2023
This order arrived very quickly, in perfect condition. The bowls are made to make food easy to access, and are dishwasher safe. A little bigger than we need, but still works wonderfully!
Love the style
By Mackenzie on Oct 14, 2023
Looks like these will work great! I love the minimalist style they give off! I was also happy this was a set of 2 so that I could split them between my two cats.
By Matches on Sep 16, 2023
I’ve noticed my cat eats less from these bowls and prefers the flat bowls so I bought more of them and have these as a back up. I do recommend product as the melamine is a nice thickness, the design keeps food in the center of the bowl and the rubber feet keep it in place.
If your cat tends to chow down with a bit too much enthusiasm, this BPA-free slow feeder is the perfect way to help them savor their kibble. And it’s dishwasher safe so you can easily clean it up after they lick the bowl clean.
good bowl but my cat is offended by it
By Annamarie on Oct 8, 2023
The bowl itself is lovely - good size for an adult cat, sturdy, would definitely slow a cat down at least a little if they usually eat too quickly. However, I personally have gotten no use out of it since my cat is horribly offended when I bring it out. He has a very strong nose and something about the material makes him give me a stink face and walk away. If I had a normal, less rude cat, I think this bowl would work out wonderfully for us
By Ann on Sep 4, 2023
Don't tell my dog those are fishes in the bowl but this slow bowl is great and easy to clean
Good deep bowl
By 2catsandadog on Mar 20, 2023
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.
Keep your cat’s neck and whiskers in tip-top shape with this raised cat food bowl. The raised bowl and non-slip ceramic pedestal bring dinner to your kitty’s level—ideal for older cats with less mobility—and the wide mouth won’t get in the way of their whiskers.
Cute&functional cat bowls
By Gigi on Aug 7, 2023
Our rescue kitty eats too fast at times and these elevated dishes seem to slow her down.
And they are quite cute!
Love this bowl
By hapapower on Aug 2, 2023
My two younger felines (2 years old and 8 months old) eat raw and wet food primarily, so they need elevated bowls which are wide. This bowl is perfect for my 2 year old boy, and I love the fish motif too. Sturdy, attractive, and easy to clean as well.
So glad I bought this!
By Jake on Jul 30, 2023
My cat is older now with a touch of arthritis, so this dish really helps her during feeding time. It's of solid construction and the no-skid silicon footing really works. And the motif with the cat's happy face at the bottom of the dish along with the row of fish around the base makes it fun to use.
Stop stressing about whether your cat has enough water. With this gravity-aided cat water bowl, you can rest assured that your cat can stay hydrated—even after long days of lounging in the sun.
Self watering pet bowl.
By Michael on Nov 27, 2023
For my feral outdoor feline friends.
Works great, simple design. Seems heavier duty than my last watering unit & it lasted 7 years! Easy enough to clean & wide mouth makes filling a breeze with outdoor faucet. 2.5 gal capacity is large enough to last 4-5 days. Not so heavy it's to handle. Would highly recommend!
Love This Waterer
By KG on Oct 1, 2023
I had a 1 gallon waterer like this that I had bought from Chewy years ago. The attachment that goes onto the jug before you place it in the base had broke from years of use, repaired it, then it loosened up and I just had to replace it finally. This waterer is larger than my last one, but has the same Quality. Sturdy, easy to use. It does have a different attachment that fits onto the jug after it's filled to place into the base, but I really don't see a problem. Filled it and placed it into the base with no problem. and no splash. If 2.5 gallons is too heavy for a person to handle, I suggest to not fill it totally full so that it's easier...
By Leigh on Sep 18, 2023
My dogs just love this - I had purchased a different style locally and they would not even use it. I saw this on Chewy and it was here within days!!!
Cute, stylish and functional, this stoneware cat bowl is durable, dishwasher safe. Chewy cat parents love how easy it is to clean up and that it’s a deep bowl that holds a good amount of either food or water (comes in both 1-cup or 3-cup sizes).
By Tracie on Nov 27, 2023
I received these bowls for my new rescue cat, Henry, and they are so beautiful, durable and the price was right!! I've washed them in the dishwasher and they came out perfect!! I purchased the 3 cup.
By CJ on Sep 16, 2023
These bowls are working out great. My cats love them and so do I. The plastic dishes my cats were eating from were getting torn up by their teeth. These bowls stay cleaner, are easy to wash and I don't have to worry about my cats getting plastic in their food from their teeth tearing up the bottom of the bowl. Safer, stylish, and cleaner. Love them.
Love this dish!
By Barbara on Sep 15, 2023
The colors are beautiful and the size is perfect! I went back to order another and it was sold out - hope they get more in!
Make your life easy (and mess-free) with this cat food and water bowl feeding station. The stainless steel cat bowl set fits snugly in the silicone mat for a hassle-free way to keep your cat’s pet bowls in one place—whether you have a messy eater or a clumsy kitten.
By Melissa on Nov 2, 2023
I was feeling sorry for my cat when his old bowl slid around all the time. This one stays in one place when he’s trying to eat.
By JOANN on Oct 25, 2023
Perfect for my mini doxie. Stays in place on my tile floor and the extra area is great for the water splashes and food overflow.
By Tigger921 on Sep 10, 2023
Finally an easy to clean, no tip, no skid bowl set. The problem I always had with the joined bowls was that if one side was dirty, both sides had to be emptied and cleaned. Not with this. Each bowl comes out easily for individual washing. Plus, that extra "lip" catches the crumbs from my messy 8 week old kitty. The bowls are a little low for full grown cats but until she’s bigger, this is perfect for her!
Sleek, stylish and oh-so-easy to clean, this stainless steel dish is also one of the best cat bowls to prevent whisker fatigue thanks to its shallow design. Which means your cat can really relish their pet food, for a stress-free dining experience.
Favorite Feeding Bowl
By Eileen on Oct 13, 2023
Out of the feeding bowls I've tried, this one is my favorite to use for my cats! While the silicone bottom is detached, I don't find this an issue personally and find it helps keep the silicone safe and allows me to dishwash the stainless steel bowls. The bowl is shallow, but since I do smaller feedings twice a day, I haven't had issues with the shallowness and it personally helps me visualize how much I'm feeding my cats. It definitely prevents whisker fatigue, and my cats can comfortably lick the bowl clean.
If you have a fast eater or want to use this bowl for water, I would not recommend purchasing this bowl. Please use a cat water...
By Chester on Jun 27, 2023
My cat would always ignore the food in the edges of the bowl or wait for us to shimmy it into the middle.
Now we come into the room and find a clean bowl almost every time. It just works!
Great purchase for my dog
By PollyAnna on May 18, 2023
I have a shihtzu who has been acting funny while eating out of her normal dish. I started to notice that she was hesitant to pick up pieces of her food, almost as though she didn’t like her whiskers hitting the sides of the dish. I know this dish is specifically designed for cats with whisker sensitivity, but it has been great for my dog. Since introducing this new dish, she seems much happier eating and less hesitant.
If you’re combatting unwanted visitors, this ant proof cat bowl has a raised rim to keep insect invaders from snatching your cat’s food. And thanks to the dishwasher safe stainless steel design, this cat dish is a breeze to clean up after dinner, too.
By Danielle on Nov 28, 2023
We have 3 feral cats we help these are easy to keep clean. And are study enough to survive the occaional racoon
If you must leave food outside - these are invaluable!
By CAT on Nov 14, 2023
been using these and several other sizes for a long time. They must be on a flat surface with no grass touching to give ants pathways but put a paver down if you need to and then while not 100% foolproof - they save dinner from the ants!
Anti ant stainless steel bowls
By Alice on Oct 8, 2023
These really work great. I have an outside cat that doesn't always eat all of his food right away. When I would use his old bowl, the ants would take over his food every time. But, not with these bowls! I've not had any ants get in his food once. I'd highly recommend these bowls.
Don’t worry about packing clunky bowls when you’re taking your cat on a trip. With these compact collapsible pet food bowls, you’ll have a handy way to give your cat both food and water while you’re on the road.
Perfect for the road
By Linda on Nov 28, 2023
We have a three week road trip coming up and this bowl set is perfect for my little Maggie. We’ll have a lot to pack and carry so it will really help when I pack her bag. Absolute convenience!
Perfect travel set
By Jessica on Nov 26, 2023
This is the perfect bowl set for staying in my jeep seat back. It collapses and stores perfectly. It’s a good sturdy product and I would definitely recommend this for any owner who takes their pets on the road with them.
Perfect travel size
By Patricia on Nov 23, 2023
This is a perfect size to carry around or clip to your belt. It says it's dishwasher safe on top rack.
This super adorable ceramic bowl is kitten-sized, holding up to half a cup of food. The wide cat dish is also whisker-friendly to keep their growing whiskers happy and healthy. Plus it’s microwave safe so you can heat food up, which may make it more palatable for picky eaters.
Stylish cat dish
By Sarah on Dec 1, 2023
This dish was smaller than I expected, but otherwise it’s great! I really enjoy the colors and design. I was originally planning to get only one cat but ended up with two stray kittens. I think it would work better as an individual cat dish, as it’s a bit small to feed two kittens at once. Since they’re being socialized, it’s easier to feed them in once dish, this does the job for now, but the kittens do butt heads occasionally. Works well with wet or dry food. The dish has low sides so it won’t bother a cat’s whiskers. There’s a rubber rim on the bottom so it won’t move around, even with two voracious kittens eating at it!...
This cat face makes me smile!
By Gina on Nov 22, 2023
Not only do I use this for my cats but to grab a cookie for myself sometimes! And it never moves across the floor...very sturdy!
By Rebecca on Nov 13, 2023
Sturdy. Just the right size for a small cat's meal (and rather cute, too). The kitty likes it 'cause eating from it doesn't bend her whiskers!
For work days or long weekends when your cat is on their own, automatic feeder bowls can give you peace of mind. This feeder’s customizable schedule allows cat owners to set the time and portions of each meal—and even record a personalized voice message for their cat.
One of 2023 best purchases
By Danielle on Dec 2, 2023
I didn’t know I needed this pet feeder until I made this purchase. My cat is now trained to eat as he should.
10/10 this is amazing!!!
By Brittany on Dec 2, 2023
This is the coolest thing! Automatically feeds my doggy through the day without me having to do anything! Recorded my voice calling my dog for meal time and all!!!! This is amazing for a working momma who is always busy!
Love it !
By Jennifer on Dec 1, 2023
This is great for busy pet moms or dads! I use them for my cats and it’s great! It was easy to set up. I think it’s such a great idea! They have become accustomed to the sound when food is dispensing and get excited !
Keep your cat hydrated with access to fresh water 24/7. This high-quality cat fountain ensures that dirt and debris don’t collect in your cat’s drinking water. And with three water flow settings and a triple action filter, pet owners can set it up just how their cat likes it.
By Susan on Nov 30, 2023
I have two older kitties with age related kidney issues and I'm actually thinking about trading in my large water fountain for another one of these. Sooooo much easier to maintain.
Best cat fountain
By Bailey on Nov 28, 2023
This is the best cat fountain I’ve ever used! My kitty loves it and it’s pretty cute too. :-)
By Anna on Nov 27, 2023
The fountain is easy to set up, fill and maintain. My cats both love drinking from it all day. I refill it with fresh water every morning. They do have other water bowls but the fountain is definitely the most popular drinking option!
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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