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Help! Someone please tell me they have a good solution for a sloppy drinker. I have a boot mat under our elevated bowl and it's about 1/6 of the area Violet gets water over, plus it's running underneath, and down from the cabinet side, causing mold on the molding (heh). I'm at a loss. 

I swear, she literally gets the biggest mouthful of water possible, turns her head, and opens her mouth to allow the water to tumble out. :lol

Does anyone have a magic solution? Or at least feel my pain? 


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I feel your pain. I'm constantly telling Grace to keep her head over the bowl. Not that she listens :D

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Also feel your pain! We have two 16x20in bathmats under Zula's water bowl, which absorb most of the splashback from drinking. We still have to deal with the spillage that comes when she starts walking away with a bunch of water still in her mouth, so we just keep a mop handy nearby. I've lost track of the number of times we've walked by the area and ended up with wet socks though! 

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Shower curtain?

They also make bowl/feeder systems with a sort of molded hood around the bowl for sloppy eaters/drinkers, but if she's walking away with water dribbling those probably wouldn't help much.


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I've had the same problem. Pools of water all over the floor so I put a basin under her elevated water bowl which didn't work either. I found this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07J4PJNZF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  Lifesaver! Works like a charm, no more wet floor, problem solved.

That's a link to Amazon.ca but I'm sure you can find it on any Amazon site.

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I have a non splatter water bowl that I bought over a decade ago . The person who designed it went no where with it. But it works.

Take a bucket that is at least 12" tall. Cut 2 parallel lines down around 5" and 5" apart.  Then a horizontal  cut at the bottom of the parallel cuts. Essentially you are cutting out a rectangle. 

There is enough of a tall collar left to contain a good 85% of the splatter. And you should have 6" for water.

Home depot and the dollar stores have cheap buckets. All you need is a utility knife.

I was thinking of donating mine to an auction.....But one can be er tell if they just might need it.

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