Think your cat food dish is, well, just a food dish? Think again!

We found you some crazy food dishes that are much more than just a receptacle for kitty chow. Check out these innovative food and water dishes that can control your cat's eating speed, decorate your home, control pests, keep water from freezing, help you save the earth and even talk to your cat while you're away!

If you're looking into the latest gadgets, take a look at our guide about automatic feeders for cats. You'll find tips and tricks that will help you decide on the best automated feeder for your kitties as well as reviews of the latest models.

Eat Slow Bowl


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Is your cat a food gobbler?

Some cats hoover up cat food so fast they end up throwing it up right next to the food dish. You can try slowing down the process with the Eat Slow Bowl. The unique structure could certainly work for cats but do make sure you clean it properly between uses, especially if you feed canned or raw/homecooked cat food.

Buy on Amazon: Eat Slow Bowl

Northmate Catch Interactive Feeder for Cats


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"Don't play with your food!"

That's not something you should ever be telling your cat. Playing with prey is natural for cats, and some cats can benefit from introducing an element of play to their feeding session. I'm not sure if the Northmate apparatus is more of a feeding dish or a toy. Maybe a feeding toy? Either way, it can provide much-needed stimulation for your cat, incorporating that into meal time in a way that allows Kitty to "hunt" down her food.

Buy on Amazon: Northmate Catch Interactive Feeder For Cats

NewAgePet eCo-Concepts Pet Bowl


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Go Green!

We're all concerned about the environment, so here's a really nice way to incorporate recycled products into your cat care routine. This food bowl is made of eCo-Flex, a substance that contains nothing but post-consumer recycled materials. The bottom silicon ring makes this a skid-resistant bowl too.

Buy on Amazon: Eco Concepts Pet Bowl

Ant Free Pet Bowls


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Ants stealing away your cat food?

These bowls are the cure! They are not only ant-proof but also sturdy, stable and durable. Made of rust-resistant stainless steel, they're perfect for those who feed feral cats and want to make sure the cats' feeding area stays pest-free.

Reviews: Ant Free Pet Bowls

Thermal Water Dish


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Another practical solution for those caring for feral cats. This one is a thermal water dish that makes sure the ferals have access to liquid water even when the temperature drops below freezing point. It does need to be plugged in, but this innovative gadget is effective, judging by the reviews of Amazon shoppers, and can be a lifesaving solution during wintertime.
Buy on Amazon: Thermal Water Dish

The Chatterbowl


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Speaking of gadgets, here's one for the pampered indoors-only cat: a water bowl that talks to the cat while you're away. You can record a 10-second-long message which will be played back to Kitty whenever she gets a drink. Sing her a song or just tell her how wonderful she is, as long as she gets to hear the soothing sound of your voice!
Buy on Amazon: The Chatterbowl

Ergonomic Ceramic Pet Bowl


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No gadgets here, just a great design that reduces whiskers stress as well as neck issues. Your cat won't need to bend her head all the way to the ground to feed off this beautiful dish. The shallow dish itself also means she can eat without any pressure on her delicate whiskers.

Easy to clean, this dish also adds a stylish touch to your feeding area. For sensitive cats that love to dine in style, these can be the ultimate receptacles for gourmet dinners!

Buy on Amazon: Ergonomic Ceramic Pet Bowl

Let us know what kind of food dish your cat has. Would you consider switching to any of the ones mentioned in this guide? Leave us a comment and let us know.