Forget The Water Bowl – That’s So 2011

The humble water bowl. How boring! The modern this days doesn’t have time to lap like a commoner. Surely there must be an app for that, right?

Mechanical engineer Jonathan Kirschner thought so too, so he designed the WaterDog – basically a motion-sensor-activated dog drinking tap.

It fits onto your regular garden tap and pours water every time it detects a dog approaching.

You can guess the problems I have with this design, can’t you!

You know that old saying – ‘You can get the horse to the water but you can’t make it drink’. Well, it’s true for a dog too. Imagine all the water wasted every time a dog comes over just to investigate. And I can just picture some dogs turning it into a game – coming over again and again just to watch the water come out.

And the contraption needs its’ own power source and will set you back $69.

I don’t mean to demean the very talanted Mr Kirschner but is the humble water bowl so bad after all?

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

One comment

  1. Bella

    Nope not at all (the humble water bowl that is). Don’t know why EVERYTHING has to be so hi-tech I mean really I think I saw an app for checking if u had bad breath…
    Oh and I like your site, u have an interesting compilation of reviews šŸ™‚
    May I ask, what’s the cat’s name in your pic, I keep wondering.

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