Hydrated Hounds Need Replenishing TORUS Water Bowl
A new water bowl from Heyrex aims to get rid of that mess with a spill-proof design. Meet the TORUS, a new bowl designed to solve a number of water bowl conundrums.
First up is the shape. TORUS (which is Latin for ‘hollow circular ring’) is a round bowl with an outside chamber that stores water inside of it. This allows the bowl to automatically replenish itself while keeping the stored water free from dust, debris and dog fur. The stored water can be locked in place, too, with a valve so that it can be packed up for travel. The shape is designed for travel with soft, rubber feet and a low profile, both of which prevent it from slipping around in the back of your car.
But where does the water come from? That’s a great question! You fill up the TORUS’ reservoir – it holds 1 to 2 liters, which will last about 2 to 3 days for most dogs. The bowl is designed to replenish the water as your dog drinks from the bowl. Once you fill the reservoir, you turn the cap to the DROPLET/WAVE position and self-dispensing water automatically replenishes the well. Now when your dog needs to wet his whistle, he has access to cool and delicious carbon-filtered water at any time. And you don’t have to worry about the TORUS overfilling with water. That’s because this is one smart water bowl – its reservoir automatically dispenses about 300mls or a little over half a pint, and replenishes when the bowl is empty or below approximately 100mls or 0.2 pints.
Next, the food-grade, BPA-free plastic bowl cleans the water it provides your pet. The activated carbon in the replaceable filter cleans the water, making this a great bowl for cats, too. A five-pack of filters, which retails for about $18, should last one pet about five months. These filters are needed to remove any impurities, guaranteeing your pet has access to clean, fresh, water all the time.
For those splashes and spills, the water in the bowl is kept at a level that’s comfortable for your pet to drink from but not so much that the water sloshes everywhere. The company suggests that it’s perfect for hiking and boating because of the water storage and minimal splashing.
There are similar bowls on the market, but TORUS is unlike the competing products because it doesn’t require electricity – no power cord and no batteries needed. The filters are designed so that water flows through, and that’s it!
TORUS is available in blue, red, and gray. It’s $59.95 for the two-liter size, and a smaller one-liter size will be available for $54.95. You can buy your smart bowl at the Heyrex online store.
Maggie Marton is the definition of “crazy dog lady” and an award-winning writer based in Bloomington, Indiana. Obsessed with dogs, she writes for numerous pet-related publications and is active in animal welfare. Recently, she launched her first eBook, Authentic Blogging, to inspire others to write with their own voice. When she’s not reading about dogs, writing about dogs or walking dogs, she loves to hike and nap—both activities usually with her dogs. Maggie lives with her husband, John; Emmett, a pit mix; Lucas, a shepherd mix; Cooper, a pit mix; and Newt, the lone kitty (who, of course, runs the show). You can find her online at OhMyDogBlog.com, on Twitter and Instagram.
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