As Humans, we have used copper to cleanse water for centuries as it can be a natural antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial material. This beautiful and unique pure copper pet bowl has been handcrafted with care and is of exceptional quality.
Due to its handmade nature, your copper pet bowl may have slight imperfections and vary slightly from images shown.
THINGS TO NOTE
- DRINKING WATER ONLY - Pure copper bowls lack a food safe sealant and without this protective top later, pure copper bowls can only be used as water bowls for your pets. This is because copper can react with acidic substances, like those found in dry or canned pet food. Chemical reactions between pure copper and acidic substances can be dangerous, making the pet food unsafe for animals.
- If your pet has been diagnosed with Copper Storage Disease, your pet should not drink from copper bowls or have water from copper pipes.
Your Copper bowl can last a long time with the right care! Because copper can tarnish and develop verdigris (a bright bluish-green patina that is formed on copper overtime due to atmospheric oxidation) certain maintenance is necessary;
- Only use cold, non-acidic water in your pet bowl.
- DAILY - Wipe the bowl with a clean cloth during your daily water refresh.
- WEEKLY - Hand wash the bowl about once a week with hot water, a gentle soap and soft sponge. Do not use harsh detergents, rough sponges or scrub the bowl too hard as doing so may damage the bowl.
- MONTHLY - Polish your copper bowl once a month or when you find that it has tarnished. To do this, create a mixture of 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. With the mixture, lightly rub the bowl and then remove with a clean cloth. If you do not have lemon juice, apple cider or white vinegar may be used.
If the bowl tarnishes to the point of verdigris, it should be replaced.
If you are looking for a matching food bowl to accompany your Copper Water Bowl, see the Copper Food Bowl with a removable insert for easy cleaning.