Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Keeping Hydrated on a Hot Day + Giveaway

Keeping Hydrated on a Hot Day + Giveaway

It's summer in the Northeast U.S. This week the temperatures are expected to be in the mid 90s. You need to take extra care to see that your pets are drinking enough water but everyone reading this blog knows that Stunning Keisha doesn't drink water. I haven't for years. OK, TW has caught me drinking out of "Pete" fountain once or twice. She keeps trying new bowls and water additives to get me to imbibe. When she saw the TORUS™ water bowl from Heyrex at the NYC Pet Expo a few months ago, she wondered if this might be the magical water bowl I couldn't refuse.

Disclaimer: We received  product as compensation in exchange for our fair and honest review. Heyrex is not responsible for the contents of this post. Stunning Keisha only shares products and information that I believe are of interest to my readers.

TORUS is a watering system, portable storage bowl and supplement dispenser in one. Lemme give you the 411 about how it works. TORUS stores its water inside the reservoir walls ensuring an ample supply of water that's protected from the elements. Each time your pet takes a drink, replacement water automatically flows from the storage area into the drinking well through the little hole. A carbon filter reduces flavors and trace elements commonly found in municipal water supplies like mine.

Keeping Hydrated on a Hot Day + Giveaway

Our condo is electricly challenged. There are never enough sockets to plug everything in so the TORUS which relies on gravity rather than power to run on is perfect for us. Since there's no battery or power supply, the bowl is totally silent. Another plus since I shy away from anything with a loud motor. It was so easy to fill and turn on that even TW could do it!

After you remove it from the packaging, you unwrap the filter and pop it in. Then you fill it with enough water to cover the filter. There are three settings: tap for filling, flow to release the water and lock to transport the bowl without spillage so you can take it with you wherever your pet goes.

Keeping Hydrated on a Hot Day + Giveaway

They come in two sizes: 2L for multi-pet homes and larger pets and a 1L for smaller pets. The larger bowls come in three colors and the smaller bowls come in four color. Each bowl comes with one carbon filter, which will last a month.  Replacement filters are available in packs of five. Besides the replacement filters, it's also advised that you buy sterilizing tablets to clean the hidden reservoir.

What is really cool is that now TORUS™ has added a range of veterinarian-formulated soluble animal health supplements for cats and dogs for use with their watering bowl system including electrolytes, immune support, joint health and probiotics.

    Did The Cat like it? Seriously, what do you think?

    Keeping Hydrated on a Hot Day + Giveaway

    Heyrex has graciously offered to send either a 1- or 2-liter bowl with an approximate retail value of $60 to one of my readers! To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents, 18+ years old. My overseas readers can enter and gift the prize to a person or shelter in the U.S. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from July 6 and will end July 15 at 11:59pm ET. A winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified via email and have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Capiche? Best of luck to everyone.

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    44 comments:

    Summer at sparklecat.com said...

    I've seen this giveaway on several different blogs... and so far I've lost out! Maybe this time'll be the charm, 'cause we'd love this Torus!

    Annette said...

    My cats drink from a stainless steel bowl.

    Three Chatty Cats said...

    What a very cool bowl! We just have plain old water dishes in this house. Looking to upgrade though!

    Mr Puddy said...

    Sound like Magic water bowl
    =^x^=

    My new blog address : http://mrpuddy9.blogspot.com 

    Erin Ellis said...

    My dog drinks from a bowl. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

    Natalie Hartmann said...

    My pets all love their drinkwell fountain but we have bowls in all the rooms too! They all have their favorite one to drink out of.

    lisalela said...

    My cat and dog drink from bowls

    Judi Daly said...

    This sounds like a really good bowl for Thunder.

    Tamago said...

    We got one of their bowls. I love the water dispensing system! Only, I wish it could be opened so that I could see it got really cleaned.

    Anonymous said...

    Great review CK. This would be pawsum. As everypawdy knows me luvs a streamin' waterfall, but RaenaBelle be terrified of our fountain. So mommy had to find a little bowl to put down fur her. So we's got our paws crossed here fur Raena's sake.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

    Brian said...

    hThat one looks pretty cool CK and that was quite the good review!

    Caren Gittleman said...

    We're not entering because we reviewed it and had a give-away for both bowls on both blogs, a number of months ago, but we just wanted to vouch for how GREAT these bowls are! Good luck to all who enter!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

    da tabbies o trout towne said...

    CK...best fishes iz rite...how kewl iz thiz bowl !!! ....N de best part....
    NOE CORDZ....sum one { tuna } loves ta chew on em..... thanx for de linx two ther site; we for sure iz gonna chex it out ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    The Menagerie Mom said...

    Great review, CK! I really like the look of this TORUS bowl. I think my furbabies would love something like this, especially given how much traffic their current water bowls see each day.

    Thanks to a certain mancat (ahem, Evan, ahem) I recently had to research and acquire a special kind of water bowl that has an attached reservoir for catching spilled (more like thrown) water. I would love to try the TORUS bowl out, to see if all of the furbabies, including Evan (paws crossed), could behave themselves and properly use it.

    Ann Staub said...

    Shiner AND Callie like to drink a lot. I even see that babycat drinking quite a bit. I have a fountain for Callie and I like it, but I have limited counter space and outlets. I don't like putting them on the ground either because my kid thinks it's a barbie swimming pool. Sugar had one of these in her BlogPaws room and I thought it was really cool.

    Rebecca Deselle said...

    So excited for this giveaway fingers and paws crossed!

    The Daily Pip said...

    These bowls look super cool! I love that you can ride around in the car without spilling!

    pilch92 15andmeowing said...

    We have one fountain and several glass bowls, but most prefer a cup I have on the bathroom sink for them. I like that this doesn't need a plug.

    Ruth Epstein said...

    Bowl and these look awesome

    www.shelter-cats.com said...

    Rufus is looking at the screen just fascinated.... or is he looking at CK?
    Thanks for having the give-away!
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

    Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

    That's a very cool bowl! Mudpie isn't very fussy about what she uses; she's a good drinker (which I'm thankful for since she has such a kibble obsession). In the winter she loves it when I add a little warm tea kettle water to her bowl too!

    D Johnson said...

    Very nice! My fur babies usually drink from a bowl, but this bowl is so much nicer than what they have.

    Kris Paull said...

    My furbabies drink ice coold water from a ceramic bowl

    molly pitcher said...

    My pups drink from a large bowl

    modern nomad said...

    Nifty bowl!
    Hope you had a super Fourth of July...

    Noodle and crew

    Lynne said...

    My cat Desiree drinks from a bowl and also from the tap (which she prefers).

    The Island Cats said...

    We got to try one of these bowls. It's pretty cool. When the mom went to BP, she set this bowl up for us instead of having our fountain running because she knew the dad-guy probably wouldn't be real good about filling our water dish or taking care of the fountain.

    Nellie Kowalik said...

    Too bad mes not in the US, mes could go for that dish!
    Kisses
    Nellie
    PS. Mes has a contest going on, goes to my blog to enter!!!

    meowmeowmans said...

    That bowl is really cool, CK! Thanks for the review, and for having this giveaway. :)

    P.S. - We were sorry to read on FB about your asthma attack. We sure hope you're doing better...

    Boxie Jr Newman said...

    That bowl we could really use here. we use a bowl with filtered water.

    Spitty-the-Kitty said...

    My darling girl! What a wonderful bowl. The Human always wonders how I would react to a fancy bowl?? Maybe now is the time to find out! XOXOXOXO

    Fur Everywhere said...

    The TORUS bowl is great! We'd love to have a small one if we win. Thanks for letting us know about the supplements and the sterilizing tablets - we didn't know they had come out with either one of those!

    Milita drinks only from bowls while Carmine enjoys drinking from bowls and fountains.

    Sue said...

    I have nine dogs and several water bowls in different rooms. They line up to take turns drinking but they love to drink from the hose in the backyard.

    Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

    haven't seen this one but then Mom L has been very lame about visiting with me. We sure would like to give this water bowl a try.

    Daria Veccia said...

    My cats would love this bowl. They like water as I pour it in their bowl, and Izzy loves running water. I wish they would all drink more so I would love to try this.

    Jean Neilson said...

    I like it! I want it but alas we are Canucks and don't rate. However, we have an American address for the bowl to be sent if we win. Canada Post is threatening to strike anyway. Wish they would resolve their problems so I can do some stuff like buy goodies.

    Shoko

    evie said...

    i have 2 bowls that they drink from. i have to change it several times a day b/c their beards get the water dirty.

    The Florida Furkids said...

    What a great bowl. We like to have water in different locations and this would be purrfect.

    The Florida Furkids

    Hp0 said...

    My 17 yr old kitty has one - she loves it! She won't use the drinkwell fountain so this is a great alternative for her.

    davison57 said...

    An old ice cream bucket

    Janet Keefe said...

    It looks like you're drinking it! We had a fountain which both Samantha and Luke loved, but it's hard to find a place to put it because it needs to be plugged in. Sam drinks a lot of water, and has two dishes, so it would be nice to have one that we don't have to refill quite as often!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

    Christy Paws said...

    We've always used a bowl with filtered water. We recently got a fountain that we really like. Mom loves the portability of this bowl so she'd love to win it for us.

    ♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

    They usually drink from a bowl we keep on the kitchen floor. Thanks.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    amanda whitley said...

    i have 4 cats, 3 of them drink from the bowl but one only likes to drink from the faucet.