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Half Scale Toilet

Self cleaning doggy water bowl
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Gotcher self a couple of big grubby mutts? Cleaning and refilling the water bowls several times a day becomes a real chore. Sooo why not make a 'flushable' water bowl that could be cleaned and refilled with the push of a lever? Plus the toilet 'motif' would appeal to Fido, ha ha. Plumbing would be required but hey, it's a small sacrifice for the time saved.
Steamboat, Oct 03 2013

Graph showing percentage of water dogs actually drink. http://i.imgur.com/3WAV5uR.png
[AusCan531, Oct 03 2013]

Does not flush http://www.ohgizmo....et-themed-dog-bowl/
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 03 2013]


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       Despite its locale, water in the toilet bowl is often fresher than water that has been sitting in the dog's bowl all day. (Because of relatively frequent flushing, depending on number of occupants of house.) The freshness of the water is what attracts Fido.   

       Perhaps the dog's water bowl needs a re-design. A fountain-type design would aerate the water, and refreshen it, for example.
Vernon, Oct 03 2013
  

       A pressure plate on the floor around the bowl would flush it whenever Rover came for a drink.
pocmloc, Oct 03 2013
  

       My kitty Frisco would love this as well. +
blissmiss, Oct 03 2013
  

       [+] Most excellent idea! Of course it needs to look like a real toilet or they will snub it! haha
xandram, Oct 03 2013
  

       Just have the bowl flush automatically every two hours if nobody else does it. Or when dog approaches.
pandemonica, Oct 03 2013
  

       This being such an excellent idea, I tried implementing it for my own pet. It turns out that this is not a good idea for goldfish.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 04 2013
  

       Bravo.
doctorremulac3, Oct 04 2013
  

       Hope you don't have toddlers
nomocrow, Oct 05 2013
  

       [+] for this BRILLIANT idea, and one for which I would happily plumb. And yes, [xandram] .... yes, yes, yes!
awesomest, Oct 11 2013
  

       Train dogs to be attracted to the sound of flushing? Why not.
Voice, Aug 26 2020
  

       One of those "Went to bun it, oops! Already bunned it a long time ago." ideas.
doctorremulac3, Aug 26 2020
  

       ^.
FlyingToaster, Aug 26 2020
  

       An extension to this idea, with the lofty ideal of teaching your dog about ancient Greek mythology: The Tantalus dog bowl, a plumbed-in dog bowl like those above but, in this version, as the dog approaches the bowl of refreshing, thirst-quenching water, all the water drains away only to be noisily refilled as the dog moves away from the bowl.
hippo, Aug 27 2020
  


 

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