Q Are the bowls microwave-safe?
Yes, they are.
The surface coating will not be affected.
Q Are the bowls dishwasher-safe?
Yes, they are,
but due to the unique shape of the top and bottom of the bowl, hand-washing is recommended.
Q How much water does the Raised Water Bowl hold?
If filled to the the top, it holds 11.8 ounces, and each measuring line represents 1.7 ounces.
For every 2.2 lbs, cats require a daily intake of 1-1.7 ounces of water,
so the bowl's measuring lines conveniently show you how much water your cat is drinking.
* If the measuring lines in your bowl are improperly printed, please contact us using this form, and we will gladly exchange it.
Q How much food do the bowls hold? I'm not sure which size is best for my cat.
The Food Bowls may appear small, but in reality, they're actually deeper than many other brands' products.
While the amount will vary depending on the type of food and its moisture content,
as part of two feedings a day for a 4~13lb cat, the bowl will hold roughly one meal's worth of food.
Please refer to the guide below to choose the best size for your cat.
★Food Used in Demonstration★
Dry kitten food
① Raised Food Bowl (Regular Size)
Dimensions Bowl: 4.3in diameter; 1.2in deep
Stand: 3.5in diameter; 1.6in tall
Full dimensions: 4.3 x 4.3 x 3.0 inches
80% full: 60g (2.1oz)
Filled to the top: 88g (3.1oz)
Large serving: 122g (4.3oz)
② Raised Food Bowl (Large Size)
Dimensions Bowl: 4.9in diameter; 1.4in deep
Stand: 2.4in tall
Full dimensions: 4.9 x 4.9 x 3.9 inches
80% full: 107g (3.8oz)
Filled to the top: 161g (5.7oz)
Large serving: 215g (7.6oz)
③ Anti-spill Food Bowl (no stand)
Dimensions Diameter: 4.3in
80% full: 82g (2.9oz)
Filled to the top: 117g (4.1oz)
Large serving: 153g (5.4oz)
④ Raised Food Bowl (Mini)
Dimensions Bowl: 3.1 inches diameter; 1 inch deep
Stand: 2.7 inches diameter; 1.2 inches tall
80% full: 26g (0.9oz)
Filled to the top: 46g (1.6oz)
Large serving: 57g (2.0oz)
Q The bowls seem a bit low in height..
Unlike dogs, cats do not have a large difference in body size.
For this reason, the Happy Dining Series was made at a height that is a comfortable angle for cats between 6.6 and 11lbs to eat from with ease (greatly reducing the risk of regurgitation).
If the bowl doesn't appear high enough, try using a towel or placemat underneath to increase the height.
When your cat is first getting used to the bowl, they may look like they're having difficulty eating,
but as they use it more, they will become more accustomed to eating from it.
Q Helpful hints
Necoichi bowls were created because cats use their tongues to pick up and eat food,
so our bowls are made of porcelain to maintain cleanliness.
They also have the advantage of keeping heated food warm.
Many cats like to eat warm rice, warm water, and soup.
If your cat appears disinterested in their food, try warming it up a little.
You can also warm dry food in the microwave. It increases its aroma and can entice your cat to eat more.
Q Regarding safety
Necoichi bowls are made in China.
However, since they're FDA-approved, there is no worry that lead or cadmium will leak,
and their safety is well established. We are grateful for your peace of mind.
Q The bowl makes a clattering noise, and it bothers my cat.
Due to the difficulty of making the base perfectly level during the manufacturing process,
depending on where you place the bowl, it's possible it may make a small clattering noise.
If your cat seems bothered by it and won't eat their food, try placing a towel or anti-slip mat underneath the bowl, as it reduces vibration.
Q What are the dimensions of the indentations on the tray?
The round indentation on the tray is 4.3 inches in diameter.
It is measured to be a perfect fit for the Necoichi Happy Dining Raised Food Bowl (Large Size) and the Raised Water Bowl.