Disclaimer: I received Henry’s bowl in exchange for an Instagram post about the product, but I decided to post here as well and run a giveaway because I think the CuBowl is so cool! The CuBowl I am giving away is a second dish that they included to help spread the love.
You know the slime that can grow on your dog’s water dish? According to the experts at Vancouver startup CuBowl, this slime’s primary function is to “protect and glue microbes to the surface” and it has evolved “to be as hard to wash away as possible.” Gross, right? Consider that these microbes can be harmful bacteria, molds, and viruses — it’s almost enough to toss the water dish altogether.
Enter CuBowl: a brand new water dish made of copper, a material with antimicrobial properties. According to CuBowl, copper is proven to kill 99.9% of certain bacteria and 99.9% of adenovirus within 2 hours of contact. Their website details petri dish tests as well as anecdotes and they claim that dogs prefer communal copper bowls over stainless steel and plastic. CuBowls are available in several sizes, as well as non-tip and traditional styles.
Oh, did I mention that they’re BEAUTIFUL?
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So, how can this save your money? Less “gunk” means your dog ingests fewer harmful microbes, which means a healthier pet and fewer trips to the vet. Plus, if you value nice design like I do, it’s a fun way to justify buying something that’s pretty in addition to practical. I also must mention that I am a big-time nerd, and the science behind this product is so cool! All that being said, these bowls are still an investment item, and cost more than your average bowl, but could be well worth it.
CuBowl has just launched its Kickstarter, and you have your chance to buy your own CuBowl at a 20% discount! Click THIS LINK to check it out!
We’re giving away a Small, Non-Tip CuBowl to one of our readers! Winner must reside in the USA or have a USA shipping address and will be randomly chosen by the Rafflecopter Giveaway tool below at 12AM EST on April 12, 2016. Good luck!
Please note: CuBowls are for water only, not food. Check out their website for details on use and care.