Posted : 1/13/2010 9:02:22 AM
I too have heard the opposite before this, but the vet and vet tech are two people I trust for quite a bit. That said, Ari's stainless bowls have taken a beating and are dinged and battered from traveling and camping lol - so it would be nice to get some nicer looking ceramic bowls and a stand for her. We're doing a big shopping trip for Ari for a bunch of stuff, so we're throwing that in among the list.
I love the ideas, I NEVER would have thought of TJ Maxx or Pottery Barn for any type of dog supply.
In all honesty, I think a lot more is going on with Ari systematically that needs to be addressed. I think her acne breakouts, recent other skin issues and her overall stomach issues might well be interconnected somehow. Nothing is so wrong its effected her quality of life, or causing me great worry - but it is stuff I would like to try to figure out and I'm not sure my regular vet is going to be the go to place for that. Their idea of fixing it is to have her on Science Diet I/D, which we use only during pukey episodes since it's so bland.
I really do want a nice looking stand and bowl set for her though. The current setup is terrible looking and I do feel a little bad she has to sprawl her legs a bit sideways to get down to her bowl.