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The Torus Dog Water Bowl – Innovative Drinking Solution

Bailey testing the Torus

Bailey testing the Torus

The Torus Dog Water Bowl has a few new innovations over your standard water bowl.  The Torus (Latin for ‘hollow circular ring’) stores water inside the walls of the water bowl and holds up to 2 liters of water. We had Bailey, the boxer, from our Dogsized Product Tester Team, try out the Torus.

The bowl has knob which lifts off so you can insert the water filter before you add water. Water stored inside the walls ensures an ample supply of water, protected from dust and contaminants. The low profile also means no spills.

torus dog water bowlThe knob can be set to 3 positions:

Tap: First insert the water filter. Then you can use tap water to fill up the Torus with water (note water will not flow into the drinking well during filling).

Lock: The Torus bowl is in the locked no-spill setting and can be carried to your dog’s usual drink station at home or be loaded into your car for traveling without spillage.

Drinking: To release water for drinking align the cap arrow with the dog symbol. Water will flow into the drinking well until the water outlet slot closes. As your dog drinks, water in the drinking well will be automatically replenished.

Torus Water Dog Bowl review from Bailey the Boxer and her parents:

TorusWe think the Torus water dish has a creative design to allow your dog to have fresh and filtered water, both at home and on the go. The design allows you to store your pups water within the walls of the water dish, and release it into the bowl when ready. This is quite convenient for traveling and monitoring your dogs water intake.

For a NYC dog, some of the downsides are that the Torus is large, bulky and quite heavy when filled. While traveling, it’s certainly a nice feature to be able to store the water in the bowl, but we’re not sure the convenience replaces the ease and versatility that a collapsible rubber bowl and bottle of water provide when traveling. If you live in the burbs and have a large car, this might be less of an issue.

Torus water dog bowlAt home, the Torus is convenient and its bulk is less of an issue. We used the bowl to regulate the water intake of out 4yr old Boxer, who drinks any amount of water in the bowl, no matter now much or little.

A turn of the knob allows you to refresh your pet’s water supply, while keeping track of total water consumed through the day, or you can leave it open so fresh water continues to enter the drinking area when the water level drops. If you need to monitor or limit your dogs water intake, you can turn the knob to lock the automatic refill. Also remember that once water goes from the storage area to the drinking area, you cannot automatically put it back into the storage area.

It’s definitely a creative solution for the dog owner that monitors their dog’s water intake.

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2 sizes torusThe Torus comes in a 1 and 2 liter size (note 1 liter not yet available in U.S. – coming soon),
as well as, a variety of colors.

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Top Dog Bowls – Stylish and Functional

Considering upgrading your dog’s bowl? Well we’ve put together a list of top dog bowls to make sure your best friend is eating in style and it’s made to last:

bowsers dog bowls Bowsers Dog Bowls
Bowsers is most famous for it’s dog beds, but they also make beautifully modern dog bowls. Their Artisian and Meshidai feeders are a new sophisticated option to today’s bulky, utilitarian stainless steel feeders. The contemporary modular design allows you to easily add on single feeders for drinking water or for feeding additional dogs. Stylish square shaped white ceramic bowls are dishwasher safe and lead free.
Slo-Bowl Slo-Bowl Interactive Dog Feeder
The Slo-Bowl is a playful solution for dogs that gobble their kibble too quickly. The nature-inspired designs promote natural eating habits by requiring dogs to forage for their feasts. Moreover, by prolonging feeding times, Slo-Bowls reduce the risks for bloat and regurgitation. Dogs quickly learn to “chase” their food through the maze of ridges and valleys, making dinnertime feel more like a hunt. They’re BPA, PVC, and phthalate free, come in a variety of colors and are also dishwasher safe.
Felli-Pet Kristal Dog Bowl Felli Pet Dog Bowls
In 2011, Felli Housewares launched Felli Pet. With 20 years of experience in household products, experienced staff from the pet industry, and a team of designers and CAD engineers, their goal is to create simple, modern, unique designer pet products to all pet lovers. They have a variety of modern bowl designs featuring non slip base, dishwasher safe, made from non-toxic acrylic material.
Pets Stop Dog Bowl Pets Stop /NMN Products Standing Dog Bowls
Pets Stop / NMN Products creates beautiful, modern standing dog bowls in a variety of styles. They are made of recycled steel or natural wood and include a set of stainless steel bowls for your dog. They are also the manufacturer of some of our favorite pet steps.
signature housewares dog bowl Signature Housewares Dog Bowl
If you’re looking for a little more fun and animation in your dog’s bowl, definitely check out the Signature Housewares Dog Bowls. They are heavy and durable so your dog won’t be sliding the bowl across the room. The bowls are dense and constructed of glazed stoneware ceramic. They’ll stand up to constant use and frequent cleaning (dishwasher-safe too!).

 

Cloud7 – an Amazing European Dog Brand

Cloud7

The Dog Bed Cozy

To kick off Fashion Week and Back to School, we’re highlighting one of the most fashionable dog brands on the market, Cloud7. Based in Berlin, they offer stylish, contemporary products and accessories for dogs and dog lovers.

Cloud7 Dog Carrier

Cloud7 Dog Carrier

Founder Petra Jungebluth enjoyed a successful career in fashion design and marketing for iconic brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Liz Clairborne, before stepping out on her own. Petra started Cloud7 to develop all those products that she as a pet owner had always wanted and couldn’t find, i.e. unique products with playful designs, made only from premium, eco-friendly quality.

We were excited to chat with Petra about her company and designs:

Let’s start out with the most interesting question – tell us about your dogs!

Cloud7

Freddy and Johan

This is Johan, our 13 year old Black Lab. He’s very much the muse and inspiration behind Cloud 7. No product is released without Johan’s testing and approval. Johan now has a little brother, Freddy, a 4 month old Silken Windsprite. Johan can be quite selfish and protective over his belongings (especially his food bowls and his toys), but much to our relief the Johan and Freddy are just getting along great and have become buddies.

What’s the Cloud7 design concept?

cloud7 - Dog Sleeping Bag

The Dog Sleeping Bag

The initial idea behind Cloud 7 was to design products that simply look good and straight forward. No tacky details or ornamental pattern prints. For example, dog beds are a pretty big piece of furniture in people’s homes and I thought they should just match nicely to the rest of a sophisticated environment. We wanted to only use chic and high quality, durable, organic fabrics/materials. The dog beds also needed to be designed to meet the needs dog’s needs and physics. It has that German design heritage – simple and functional shapes with the best possible quality inside.

cloud7 - Sleepy Dog Bed

The Sleepy Dog Bed

What are your most popular products?

It’s quite funny, but our first design, the dog bed “Sleepy” is still our best seller. Second most popular is the “Travel Bed”.

 

We love that Cloud7 has duvet covers for dog beds. Do they work for all beds?

Actually we have replacement covers for all the dog beds we make. They’re great for a nice change of color or to use when one has to go into the washing machine.

 

cloud7 -  Dog Travel Bed

The Dog Travel Bed

Are your products eco friendly?

Yes – where ever possible, we are working with the most eco-friendly and organic materials coming from organic farming. In some rare cases, we need to do a little compromise to be able to offer affordable prices. Being able to offer purely organic materials in all consequences has its price.

Where are your products produced?

We know the handshake of everyone involved. That’s very important for us. We are working with small family owned businesses within reach, great people who know their handicraft. None of the people we work with is more than 100 miles away from our office.

cloud7Any new product launches?

Coming very soon. We’re about to release a fully new design of a dog bed, made from felt, coming as a set of dog bed, storage box for toys and a placement for bowls all in one design. We have also begun to work on a new collection of coats, very minimal and “Comme des Garcons” style.

Where can our Dogsized fans purchase your products?

We’re still very new on the American market. We have a few great retailers stock our brand: Mark & Graham in New York and Garde in Hollywood. They are also available for purchase at Cloud7.

Collapsible Dog Bowl Stand & GrippMat

dog bowl stand

Collapsible Pet Feeder and GrippMat

A while back, we wrote about Popware for Pets and how we think they have some of the coolest and functional dinnerware for dogs on the market. Back then, we gave away the very cool H-DuO with Companion Cup, which is a bottle with two 12-ounce watertight chambers so you can hold two different drinks simultaneously. Or if you prefer, put water on one side and small doggie treats (or food) on the other. It includes an eight-ounce collapsible cup that clips onto the bottle, which makes it ideal to travel with your best friend.

Now, we’re happy to announce we’re giving away a Popware for Pets Collapsible Pet Feeder which is a collapsible dog bowl stand with two bowls (20oz capacity). The bowls are also BPA free, removable and dishwasher safe.

dog bowl stand popwareWe’re also giving away a matching GrippMat! The GrippMat has raised edges to contain crumbs and spills. You can see our dog here with this very cool set, the Collapsible Pet Feeder and GrippMat, from Popware in a dark purple color.

Kobi wants to know, why are we giving this away? Well that’s the whole point of Dogsized – we find great products for our readers and fans. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to giveaway some amazing products. We make life easy for you by making our links shop-able so you know where to get these amazing products.

We do NOT get paid for any of our reviews or recommendations!
We are giving our readers and fans our honest opinion of products and searching for the latest tips, trends and technology for dogs.

Caramel - Winner!

Caramel – Winner!

Winner: Congratulations to Suzy Luime and her dog Caramel, a Lhasa Apso, from New Jersey for winning the Popware Collapsible Dog Bowl Stand & GrippMat!

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