Whether you and your dog are hiking, running, or playing at the beach, it is important that you both stay hydrated. Some places have water fountains for people or you might have to carry water. Either way, every dog owner should own and carry a good travel water bowl with them. Therefore, we wanted to put together this article on the best travel water bowls for dogs.
After a little research and testing, we’ve reviewed the best bowls and here are our results.
The best travel water bowls for dogs
Kurgo Splash Free Wander Dog Water Bowl
This bowl is perfect for long distance road trips with your pup. Designed for car travel, the unique wedge design allows the bowl to lay flat on your car seat and the high sides and tapered lip prevent water from splashing everywhere. Find the Kurgo Splash Free Wander Dog Water Bowl here. Others Worth Trying: Road Refresher, Leashboss.
DOOG 3 in 1 Water Bottle & Bowl
This nifty contraption is a water bottle and dog bowl in one. You can carry water for yourself and share it with your dog while you’re out on your walk or hike. The neoprene dog bowl wraps around the bottle, providing extra insulation. As a result, it’s perfect for keeping your water cool on hot days. Find the 3 in 1 Water Bottle & Bowl here. Others Worth Trying: Handi Drink Dog Water Bottle, lesotc Pet Water Bottle
Advertised as the original collapsible bowl, this is a fabric-based bowl that can be folded and tucked into your backpack. The Quencher comes in three sizes to fit the needs of all breeds. It is even machine washable. But because it’s made out of fabric, it moves and crinkles so some dogs don’t like drinking out of it. Find the Ruffwear Quencher here. Others Worth Trying: Olly Dog Lapper Dog Bowl, Bison Designs Fold a Bowl.
YETI Boomer 8 Dog Bowl
This bowl is built with double-wall, non-insulated stainless steel making it incredibly durable, easy to clean, and resistant to rust and roughhousing. Secondly, it holds eight cups of refreshing water, making it perfect for the thirstiest of pups. The bottom of the bowl is lined with a non-slip ring, making it difficult for even the clumsy drinkers to knock over the bowl. Although it’s not necessarily easy to travel with, the bowl is built to last in the toughest of conditions. Find the Yeti Boomer here. Others Worth Trying: Ruffwear Basecamp
Roysii Collapsible Bowl
Barely 1 inch thick when collapsed, this sturdy and dishwasher safe travel bowl is our favorite. The bowl shape doesn’t shrink or distort when expanded, making it easy for dogs to use. You can stick it in your backpack, purse, or just carry it like a frisbee. In addition, it can hold up to 4 cups of water when it expands. Find the Roysii Collapsible Bowl here. Others Worth Trying; Kurgo Collps A Bowl.
Wishing you many happy and well-hydrated adventures with your dog!
Originally published on April 12, 2012 and updated on July 8, 2020.
Cover photo by Thomas B. from Pixabay