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Copper Bowl

Copper Bowl

$58.00

description

Not only will our copper dog water bowl look great in your home - but it also helps keep your pet's water bowl cleaner and free from germs. Made from 100% Copper with antimicrobial effects to reduce slime and kill bacteria. 

 

features

∙ Antimicrobial for Cleaner Water 

∙ 8" Diameter x 3.25" Height

∙ 6" Diameter x 3.25" Height

∙ 100% Copper

∙ Made in India

 

care

Regular Cleaning (As-Needed):

  1. Using a soft sponge, mild soap, and warm water, scrub your copper mug in circular motions until debris and other grime are gone.
  2. Rinse the mug with warm water to remove soap and particles.
  3. Dry the mug thoroughly with a soft dishtowel.
  4. Using a second dishtowel, dry the mug again.

DO NOT USE THE DISHWASHER OR SCRATCHY CLEANERS like steel wool. Harsh detergents from the dishwasher and the abrasive texture of steel wool can cause permanent damage. 

Polishing (Every 6 months):

Tarnish is a layer of corrosion that occurs on metals, including copper. It’s a completely normal reaction that happens over time due to exposure to water and air. To keep tarnish at bay, we recommend polishing copper every six months with a specialty copper cleaner.

You can buy one (like Bar Keepers Friend or Wright’s Copper Cream) or you can whip up a homemade mixture with ingredients you probably have on hand. 

Combine lemon juice (or vinegar) with baking soda and stir until mixed completely. Apply to the surface and buff in a circular motion using a soft, clean cloth, then rinse and dry.


frequently asked questions

Can I use this bowl for both food and water? 

Yes! The bowl is finished with a food-safe lacquer coating and is safe to use with most diets. If your dog is on a special diet containing acidic food we don't recommend using the Copper Bowl. Discontinue use if the bowl becomes oxidized or there are scratches or any other kind of damage to the bowl. 

 

How can I stop slime in my dog bowl? 

Swap your stainless steel, plastic, or ceramic bowl for an oligodynamic copper bowl for a slime free water bowl for your dog. Germs can survive for weeks and even months on stainless steel and plastics, but research suggests that those same germs die very quickly on a copper surface.

 

How can the Copper dog bowl keep my pet healthier?

Many pet health specialists agree that shared bowls are possible transmission vectors for diseases such as kennel cough, canine Papilloma Virus, Feline Calicivirus, and others. A recent scientific paper has recommended copper be used to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases.

Microbes such as e.coli can survive for weeks on stainless steel dog bowls. However, studies have shown that solid copper destroys over 99.9% of certain bacteria within 2 hours of surface contact. Within six hours of inoculation, 50% of infectious adenovirus particles survived on stainless steel. In the same time frame, a solid copper surface inactivated 99.999% of adenovirus particles.


How should I clean the bowl? 

Use a gentle sponge to wipe very gently with water and mild soap. Please do not use any harsh cleaners or detergents or harsh sponges. 

About every six months use a solution of equal quantities of vinegar or lemon juice and salt diluted with some water as needed to gently scrub away any early signs of tarnishing. 

 

Will the Copper dog bowl tarnish? 

Copper will naturally tarnish over time so it's important to care for your copper bowl when signs of brown or black spots appear. 

Use a solution of equal quantities of vinegar or lemon juice and salt diluted with some water as needed (usually every 6 months) to gently scrub away any early signs of tarnishing. More methods for polishing your copper bowl are listed above in the care section. 

Green spots on your bowl, also known as veritgras, is toxic to dogs. Do not use a copper bowl that has tarnished so severely it has green spots.