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As I’ve mentioned in the past we love to travel with our dogs. Also, as a Guide Dog puppy raiser we are always out and about with our dogs and we are often in need of portable travel dog bowls for both food and water.
This past weekend we were lucky enough to participate in the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) bus training. It was great fun and we were allowed to not only give our puppies a chance to get used to riding the bus, but also we had the opportunity to visit Knott’s Berry Farm with our puppies. OCTA was kind enough to set us up with free passes into Knott’s for the morning of our bus training. Not only did we have a chance to do all this great training, but we also had the opportunity to test some of our travel dog bowls.
This week we’re covering the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl.
Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl Review
As I mentioned earlier we had a chance to put the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl to the test on our OCTA bus trip to Knott’s Berry Farm. Here are the specifications on the bowl.
Product: Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl
List Price: $15.00
- Folds up flat!
- Made from food-grade silicone.
- Guaranteed not to wet through.
- Available in 4 Great Colors.
- Perfect for dogs on the go!
Hiking and biking, climbing and riding, one constant exists when adventuring with dogs: they need water and food. Cumbersome metal bowls do not fit well in backpacks, and they slide around the back of the car. Sewn fabric bowls just don’t stand up as tall as we wish they would, Tasman has a hard time when the bowl tries to close around his snout while he is getting a drink. Tazlab came up with the Aqua-Fur, the cutting edge in dog travel bowls, made from FDA approved food grade silicone which does not off gas, does not contain BPEs, does not have any nooks and crannies for bacteria to breed in, and best of all it folds up to stash just about anywhere. Just like silicone bakeware the bowls are dishwasher safe, which means that when it gets all slobbery and caked with food it is a breeze to sanitize. You can even bake a bowl shaped cake if you feel like it! Our silicone travel bowl is a drooly dream come true for every dog lover!
Puppy In Training Video Review
We took the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl to Knott’s Berry Farm, but we didn’t get any video footage…any good footage that is…I have a video of Sidney drinking water out of the Tazlab bowl, but I only captured the top of his head and about half the bowl in the video.
Anyhow, here’s a video of Stetson, Linus, and I showing how the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Bowl works. Check it out:
I hope you enjoyed the video of Stetson, Linus, me, and the Tazlab bowl.
My Thoughts On The Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl
We love the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl! It’s a great travel dog bowl for both food and water. As I mentioned earlier we grabbed our Tazlab dog bowl, threw it in our backpack, then spent the day riding the bus and walking around Knott’s Berry Farm. When my Guide Dog Puppy In Training, Sidney was thirsty I whipped out the Tazlab Dog Bowl, unfolded it, and poured water. Sidney had no problem drinking out of the bowl. When we were finished I picked up the bowl folded back together and put it neatly in the pocket of my backpack.
As you can see from the video above the bowl can be used easily to give your dog food or water. As mentioned in the product description section it is made of food grade silicone and has no nooks or crannies for bacteria to breed in. If you’ve been keeping up with our dog bowl reviews then you know that we’ve been having some trouble with plastic dog bowls, bacteria, allergies, and canine acne. Perhaps a silicone bowl is the solution. I actually asked the makers of the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl if they planned on making a bowl to help slow down fast eaters made of the same food grade silicone. Unfortunately, not at this time.
- Folds up nice and compact making it easy for storage and travel. We prefer just tossing it in one of the pockets in our backpack.
- Food grade silicone seems like a possible solution for the issues we’ve been having with Stetson’s canine acne. I’ll have to use the dog bowl more often and see how Stetson’s chin reacts.
- Very durable
- Doesn’t leak…it even says you can bake a cake with it…maybe in our next review…
- If you’re using it as a travel dog water bowl then you have to guess how much water your dog will drink then toss out or try to siphon the water back into your water bottle.
- It was a little tricky to figure out how to fold the bowl back up at first. However, it only took a few minutes to figure it out how to fold it back together (I know I’m reaching on the cons, but we have to list something for you).
Overall, we love this bowl for traveling. You can use it for either a food or water bowl (or even to bake a cake…). It’s folds up nicely and is easily stores away in the tiny pockets of your backpack.
If you travel a lot with your dog and need a nice compact travel bowl then we highly recommend the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl.
Has anyone else out there used the Tazlab Aqua-Fur Travel Dog Bowl? If so, let us know what you think of this bowl in the comments section below.