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I heard the same thing about the plastic bowls. It was actually our previous veterinarian that told us.
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Gus's bowls are ceramic and Charlie's and Ace's are metal. And Gus, who does NOT use a plastic bowl, DOES have a pink nose! His nose darkened back up last summer, got pink again this winter, and I am sure it will darken again this summer (though it won't get back to coal black).
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I only use Stainless Steel. I have a stack of about 30 of them. I toss whatever's dirty in the dish washer once a week.

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Originally Posted by rappwizard View Post
Some feel that plastic bowls can trigger an allergic reaction that can discolor your golden's nose--creating that "dudley nose" which is a pinkish nose in goldens--which is a fault.

If you were to run a poll, I'd venture to guess that the overwhelming choice would be stainless steel (metal). Easy to disinfect and clean.

Maggie's nose is pinkening, and she has only had stainless steel bowls since the day we brought her home (and she's from an Amish Puppymill, so I don't think they used plastic bowls, either, though I didn't see her bowls.)
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Molson has ceramic bowls for both water and food. I like that they are much heavier than the SS ones and won't slide around. They are also durable and can be sterilized in the dishwasher.
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Sierra has Stainless Steel, I thought they'd be too light and tip over, but she's good with them.

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I use metal for water and brakefast for food, which is plastic and haven't had any problems.
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I use ceramic bowls in the house (food and water - they are washed each use; same bowls mentioned above by Cathyjobray) and use Stainless Steel outside for their water while in the dog yard.

The SS water buckets are washed a few times a week and can better withstand being banged around by goldens flying around Still shiny after all these years.

My Rowdy would not eat out of plastic bowls - period. Even if it was steak he would not touch anything that came in plastic or perhaps more interestedly, that had been in plastic. He was the dog who taught me so much about allergies.

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We use only ceramic for both food and water and both my boys have that faulty pink nose. But it's ok .... I love them anyway with their pink noses.
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