I was looking at the sale rack at grocery store the other day and something caught my eye. I spotted a stainless steel water bottle with a Doxie on it. I thought is was a water bottle for people but when I took off the cap I realized it was a water bottle specifically for dogs.
There were two caps. When I took off the top, smaller cap it exposed a roller ball. The ball bearing was down inside the tube a little but I realized that when I tipped the bottle upside down the roller ball popped out so your dog could drink from it…just like a gerbil.
The point to this bottle seems to be that you don’t need to bring a separate bowl. Also, the dog’s can’t spill it and there isn’t any waste because they just drink what they need.
I was skeptical that Chester and Gretel would drink out of it but I put some of our doggie sports drink in it and they figured it out pretty quick.
The second opening was larger and more like a traditional water bottle. That second opening makes it easy to fill and clean the bottle.
The name on the water bottle said ” h2go k9″. I tried to look it up online but I couldn’t find it. That brand seems to only be available as a promotional item you print your own logo on. That confused me that I couldn’t find the one I bought because I bought it at the store but whatever. I guess maybe some company printed those designs on a promotional bottle and re-sold it.
This video is by a promotional company but it shows you how the bottle works.
The closest thing I found in the retail market was the Dog is Good Dog Water Bottle. It’s the same bottle with a different design. I also found one at a pet store the other day but it didn’t have a brand printed on it.
The bottle is a fun alternative to the traditional water bottle and bowl. It will prove it’s usefulness to us, or not, over time.
UPDATE: I have had more time to use the bottle since I wrote this post. Although I didn’t have any problems with it leaking in my pack, I found that if you tighten the big cap too tight it will jump off the threads and lose its seal. It has a gasket inside of it so tightening it moderately seems the way to go.