The Best Water and Food Portable Accessories For Dogs
Whether you are off for an adventure with your dog or doggies, going on holiday, a trek, taking them for their routine dog walk or always like to have water with you just in case one of your furry family get thirsty and/or hungry, there are a whole range of portable food and drink accessories on the market.
We all have different requirements when it comes to choosing portable water and food bowls for our dogs. For example; How practical are they to carry? Are they collapsible? Environmentally friendly? Easy to use? Sturdy? Can they realistically be used easily with a dog on a lead in one hand?
Our doggies at Benafim dog shelter, including Pebbles, Alex, Wendy, Mimoso, Puppy, Loki, Odin, Kai, Black Nero and Banjo have done the work for us and helped answer the above questions.
The 6 water and food travel accessories the dogs tested are: Colapz Portable Dog Water Bottle, Matt Saga Portable Pet Water Bottle and Food Container, Pet Room Travel Dog Collapsible Bowls, YUSKO Portable Dog Water Bottle, Baogier Dog Water Bottle and Food Dispense and Road Refresher Prestige Non Spill Pet Water Bowl were all tested by dogs of all shapes and sizes from Benafim Dog Shelter.
Some dogs were more patient than others, some dogs particularly fussy about where they drink their water from (and the type of water they drink – oh yes!) and some who really got into the swing of things and took the testing to a whole new level.
Tested in many different settings, from the beach to the middle the countryside, let’s see what our doggies thought and which ones will be joining us as we sing: “we’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two…..” okay perhaps without the singing!
Colapz Portable Dog Water and Food Bottle
This British designed Colapz Portable Dog Water and food bottle is really easy to use and practical. Simply fill with water or food push the top back on and off you go. The bottle is lightweight with a cool design (according to dogs Mimoso and Puppy) and with it’s carabiner clip attaches easily to a lead, a loop in your trousers or will fit nicely into a bag.
The bottle holds approximately 570 ml of liquid and the bottle top is wide enough to pour out food as well. The lid is a simple pull off, push on mechanism whilst the cup for the water and food lifts up from the side of the bottle and over the lid to form the container. Simple!
The Colapz bottle is also lightweight enough to hold whilst your dog drinks or eats but will also sit firmly on a solid surface should you want to free up your hands.
Another positive for this portable bottle is that any liquid or food your dog doesn’t drink or eat can very easily be returned to the bottle. Simply pick the bottle up, tilt and any left overs will fall back into the bottle. Fold the cup back against the bottle and off you go.
570 ml capacity
Available in a colours grey, green and blue
Fold out water and food dispenser
Hand wash only
Eco friendly – BPA free silicone
Lightweight, easy to use, fantastic design, environmentally friendly and nice and sturdy and solid. The dogs loved the Colapz food and water dispenser.Check Price on Amazon
Matt Saga Portable Pet Water Bottle and Food Container
With a long strap the Matt Saga portable water bottle and food container is the most practical to carry if you don’t have a bag for yourself and don’t want to clip it to your dog’s lead. Simply hang on our shoulder or across your body and off you go.
The bottle is made up of a dual chamber bottle, one for water and the other for food. There is even a grid to put over the water chamber so no food spills into it from the other compartment.
Attached to the bottle are two collapsible bowls which can be extended to different sizes. Patience is required to get the food out of the one side and a lot of shaking is involved. If you have a hungry dog they may not be very impressed. This said, the water comes out really easily and only one hand isneeded if you are holding dogs on a lead in the other hand.
Available in a variety of fun colours
Dual use design – one chamber for water, one chamber for food
Comes with 2 collapsible bowls 350 ml
Bowls are adjustable in size
Water capacity 350 ml
Food capacity 250 g
Clips attached to bottle for ease of transport
A portable water and food handbag, what more could you possibly want? This is a great dual purpose portable container with the added bonus of two collapsible bowls. Great value too.Check Price on Amazon
Pet Room Travel Dog Collapsible Bowls
These Pet Room collapsible bowls come as a pair and the dogs loved them. They come in two sizes but what is great is that whichever size you choose small, or medium to large, the bowls can be half extended or fully extended depending on how much food or water you intend to use.
The bowls are really easy to transport as they pack away completely flat and with the carabiners on each bowl, they are easy to attach to your bag, yourslef or a dog’s lead. As they weigh next to nothing, you will not notice the additional weight.
If you are like us and permanently carry a bottle of water with you for yourself then these bowls are perfect assuming your dog is not too fussy and will drink the same water as you. Yes, we do know dogs who have a particular penchant for certain brands of water or who will only drink water at room temperature (how the other half live haha).
We love how these come as a pair so one can be used for water and the other for food. But this is not all, the super exciting part for those who have dogs who also like to play, is that the bowls can also be used as frisbees. Yes, they can!
Pack of 2 collapsible water bowls
Carabiner for easy hanging
Blue/Green 350 ml for small dogs
Blue/Orange 850 ml for Medium to large dogs
Eco friendly material
BPA free, odour free
Great value, great design, very easy to use and perfect to take out and about with you as they are so discreet and won’t use up a lot of room in the car or in a bag. Have we mentioned the bowls can also be used as frisbee’s – we love this about them!Check Price on Amazon
YUSKO Portable Dog Water Bottle
The Yusko portable dog water bottle is a great, simple, effective design that works very well, even when you are holding the leads of two, maybe three dogs in one hand.
Made up of the main bottle which you fill with water and the lid which is the cup from where your dog will drink. All you have to do is press the button at the base of the drinking cup and water comes out efficiently and easily. There is no need to press hard at all.
The portable drinking bottle has a wrist strap which is handy for carrying and if there is any excess water in the drinking cup you simply hold the button down and hold it vertically with no effort at all, the water will go back into the bottle.
The design is very easy to take apart for washing, is no fuss, no frills but really works.
Volume 450 ml
Available in blue and green
Button to dispense water into drinking bowl
Easy to return unused water into the bottle
Large hand strip for portability
A nice, simple design to keep your dog refreshed when out and about walking. No fuss, no frills and sturdy.Check Price on Amazon
Baogaier Dog Water Bottle and Food Dispenser
The Baogaier water and food dispenser is like one of those Babushka Russian stacking dolls. Strange comparison we hear you say? The reason being is that just when you think you have worked out all the different compartments within the bottle, you find another one. The design seems to have thought of everything you could possible need for your dog when out and about.
Indeed there is one compartment for water, a smaller one for food, a compartment that contains poop bags and even a poop scoop as well as a C shaped cup which can be used for both water and food.
The bottle has a clip that can be attached to a bag but we found the bottle too long to fit hang comfortably on one of our trouser loops. There is also a wrist band which you can use to carry it.
The water is dispensed into the cup by pressing on the button at the top of the bottle. Just a minor point but if you have a very thirsty and impatient dog be prepared to have to make them wait as the water does take a while to come out and it feels like you really have to press hard to get any result.
If you have any excess water, once you have managed to dispense it, simply hold the button down and the bottle vertically for the water to go back into the bottle.
Multi functional water and food bottle
500 ml volume
C shaped drinking cup
Large button for dispensing water
Available in 4 colours: Pink, green, yellow and turquoise
Made from ABS environmentally friendly food grade material
The Baogaier Dog Water Bottle and Food Dispenser has thought of everything! This is a really good concept but is fairly cumbersome to walk with and perhaps is better for a day trip in the car where you can leave the bottle.Check Price on Amazon
Road Refresher Prestige Non Spill Pet Water Bowl
If you are often out and about in the car with your dog the Road Refresher Prestige non spill bowl is a really good option to keep your dog hydrated. The bowl holds a large amount of water – up to 1.4 litres – that you can simply fill up in the morning, put the bowl in your car without worrying about any water spilling.
The water bowl eliminates spills and reduces pets slobber as the weighted floating plate ensures only a small amount of water at a time reaches the top compartment. In addition the big black rim ensures any slobber on the floor is kept to a minimum.
Although, this is in an ideal world, when your dog remains over the dog bowl and doesn’t walk away, water still in their mouth (or dripping from it as the case may be). Kai demonstrates below how drinking water from this bowl should be done!
Available in sizes Small and Large
Large size dimensions: 24.13 x 24.13 x 10.16 cm
Holds approximately 1.4 litres
Heat resistant toughened polypropylene
Floating plate allows water to flow up from the large reservoir
This is a really clever design that is sturdy and passes the thorough and unique testing style of Pebbles. Ideal water bowl for the car as it can be filled at the start of a trip and will not spill.Check Price on Amazon