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I call mine a cat food bowl.
Ken - December 29, 2016
Dog food bowl
Cat food bowl
Occasionally just "food bowl".
Very occasionally you will see "pet bowl" or "pet food bowl", but they are rare.
In the case of many dogs, you can just say "the floor".
Signature: Phil White
Non sum felix lepus
Ken Greenwald and Phil White : Thank you two very much.
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