Use a Frisbee for Messy Dogs Drinking Water

by Robyn Wright on May 30, 2012

in Living

Macy the Pug drinking from water bowl in Frisbee

Macy drinking from her water bowl in an upside down Frisbee to make less mess

At my parents house the other day I noticed Macy, my brother’s Pug who was also visiting), drinking from her water bowl but that it was in a Frisbee. I asked Mom why. She said Macy is a very messy dog when it comes to drinking water and she gets it all over the floor. For a solution she took a standard Frisbee and turned it upside down and then set the water bowl inside. Now as Macy slurps her water all over the sides of the water bowl it now falls into the “moat” created by the Frisbee instead of getting the floors all wet! Very clever!

Do you have any messy pet tricks to share?

© 2012, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

  • tannawings

    I use ice cubes for our dog- he can drink as they melt and he loves the cold water especially in the summer- plus ice cubes don’t get too messy!

  • nickie burke

    Ice cubes are a great addition and the frisbee is a wonderful idea.

  • angelgenius27

    That is smart!

  • Wanda McHenry

    Your mom always has great ideas for everyday things! She’s a genius!

  • fatmeatloaf1

    Brilliant idea! 
    I buy cheap baby wipes and give my dogs a quick once over every now and then between baths so they don’t get dirt and dust everywhere, especially after rolling in the spring grass.

  • Ravzie

    I have a messy pup too!  This looks like a good idea to help reduce my mess load just a bit.  Thanks.

  • 4hatsandfrugal

    Love that idea! We are cat people here, but sometimes our cat tips his bowl a bit, spilling water on the floor. This would be a great solution.

  • pfisterfarm

    Pretty clever solution. I’ll have to try this with my dog…. she’s definitely a messy dog!

  • Lee Taylor

    Great idea! We have 2 wirehaired Dachshunds – who at times, can be a bit messy when eating/drinking! I’ll have to give this idea a try with them!  Thanks for sharing!

  • Sammyo62

    Good idea. I use offcut pieces of carpet but they always get soaked so I tried waterproof shower mats which are easily washed but this idea seems so much easier. Theres a cool spill free bowl on amazon though, it has like a lip so if it tips up its stopped from leaking. Havent tried it but would be good for car journeys I guess.

  • Guest

    What a great idea. This is fantastic. I have a very messy dog when he is drinking water and this would be perfect. Thanksso much for sharing such a great idea.

  • Emma Demma

    Get a bigger bowl! You don’t have to use a frisbee. Just get a bigger bowl!

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