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Author Topic: Ceramic Lead-Free Pet Bowls  (Read 3592 times)
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Sofia
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« on: August 27, 2013, 05:41:11 PM »

Went shopping at a major pet-supply chain store and found bowls to replace the plastic ones I've been using for a few years.  The label says they are lead-free, yet also states not to be used by humans.  What?!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 06:08:28 PM »

Before using them - I'd check in about why not for human use. Anything not fit for human use probably is not fit for pet use either. If my memory serves me right, I think I saw somewhere about some bowls being radio-active and being pulled form the store shelves. Does anyone else remember?
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 06:16:56 PM »

Not sure, but I wouldn't buy anything not human safe.  Best just to go to Target or something and buy some people bowls.

I've gotten some nice things from Goodwill - the cats do like mismatched china!  Actually, I did have one big bruiser of a tough guy cat who really preferred the little dishes with scalloped edges and flowers on them.  He was very secure in his manhood.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 08:23:59 PM »

I remember stainless bowls being said to be radioactive.  Didn't ask the sales staff because I felt they either wouldn't know or say something inaccurate.

Think I will take that suggestion and get people bowls.  No cute fish skeletons or witty phrases, but I'd feel safer.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 03:43:00 PM »

Notice what the labels don't say. The glazes may be lead-free, but still not food-safe due to other heavy metal components or leachable compounds. I wouldn't feed my pets out of something I would not use, either. Smart to pass these up!
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 06:08:50 PM »

Fiesta is USA made & lead free . No cute pix but available in multiple sizes , styles & colors . DW , microwave & frezer & fridge safe .
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 05:41:10 AM »

Metals from India have a high radio active content for some reason.  (Also, it's used to make decorative weapons, but no good for real weapons.  Just something I picked up along the years. )

I use people ceramics for my kitties.
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013, 07:13:59 PM »

Thanks leslieK!  Saw those on sale in one of these circulars.  Will do.
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