Monday, February 2, 2015

Review/Giveaway: Heyrex Torus Water Bowl


As great as it is to have pets, keeping the food and water flowing is a never-ending responsibility. Our beagle, Sadie, drinks a lot of water and frequently comes to me to gesture like Lassie does when Timmy’s in the well. Once she gets my attention at the water bowl, she plunges her nose to the bottom of it to show me how dry it is.

The Torus, a self-replenishing filtered water bowl, makes those frantic doggie dances happen less often. It holds two liters of water and dispenses a little at a time as needed.

I received the bowl in a solid plastic shell that protected it in shipping but came off easily when the time was right.

The bowl is sturdy and well-constructed and easy to clean. It is made of food-grade polypropylene.

It works as advertised, providing cool, fresh filtered water as needed. Using it is simple. Insert the filter into the water receptacle and fill. Fit the cap over the filter tab and turn to the icon of a lock to carry it with the water safely contained, or to the icon of the dog to start the water flow.

About half a pint of water fills the bowl at a time, and more flows in as the animal consumes it.

We’ve found that Sadie needs it refilled only about once every two days; the frequency will, of course, vary depending on how fast your dog or cat drinks from it.

The walls of the Torus are insulated, to keep cool water cool. That combined with the ability to lock the water inside makes it an excellent travel bowl.

The activated charcoal filter lasts about a month. Heyrex sells replacements at $14.95 for a pack of five. The Torus itself retails for $59.95 on their website or on Amazon.

Sadie is enjoying her Torus, and it has become her regular water bowl, replacing her old ceramic one. As her human caretaker, I appreciate the ability to fill it less often and not have to wonder when Timmy will next fall down the well.

The Torus is available at Amazon.com.

As a sidenote, Heyrex also makes biosensors, which attach to your dog's collar. The devices transmit data through your WiFi connection so you, or your vet, can monitor your dog’s behavior at any time. I am very intrigued by this, and you might be, too. See their website for more details.

Heyrex Website
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As a bonus for RCH readers, Heyrex is giving away two of the bowls, a contest open worldwide.


To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open WORLD-WIDE
and will end just before midnight ET on 2-16-15. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck everyone!

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56 comments:

  1. I learned that not only does it filter and refill itself, it also keeps cold! This is perfect for my Bassets at home or on road trips!

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  3. Just a heads up, the tweet says I entered to win a $25 gift card not a dog bowl. Thanks:)

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    1. whoa, thank you for pointing that out - back to the drawing board!

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  4. This would make mine and my parents' lives easier because we have three dog dishes and two dogs that we constantly have to refill for.

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    1. couponingfanatic@yahoo.com accidentally hit the enter key before I could add that in the response in the widget

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  5. I like the red one! It would be nice to have the filters to remove some of the stuff our great dane gets into the water bowl.

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  6. I would love any color of this bowl - it sounds awesome! Would solve my 4x daily water changes.

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  7. I have multiple animals and this would help us out a ton

    -Heather Duquaine

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  8. If Michael loves the Heyrex water dish, I am sure we will too. I dictated this message because our paws don't allow us to use a keyboard. Can't wait to quench our thirst in this 21st century marvel (signed) Phil and Flora.

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  9. I think the Heyrex Torus bowl would be awesome for taking with us to disc dog competitions. I love how it is portable and can hold 2L of h2o. I also think the Heyrex Vet monitor is such a great idea!! I hope we see them in a lot more clinics. What a great tool for vets and their staff. Thank you for the giveaway!! We have fingers and paws crossed for a win!!

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  10. What an awesome product! Not sure if my comment went through but I hope for my puppy's sake we win!:)

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  11. Would love this water bowl! Save me so much time

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  12. We have two large, very active dogs. They drink a lot of water and this would be handy for times when nobody is around to refill their dish.

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  13. love to win this would be great for missy fresh water all the time. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  14. Very interesting story. I learned that Heyrex can possibly help you to learn if your animal may possibly be having health issues.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  15. i have 2 dogs sometime baby sit one extra and the bowl get nock iover it woudl be great for the dog not to fight over clean water and i do not give my dog any type tap water

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  16. One of my dogs is a very picky drinker. Water has to be fresh and cold- as in he has to see you pour it right then or he won't drink it. He'll hold out for hours until he can go outside and eat snow instead. I would LOVE to try this for him.

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  18. I like that they keep a history of diet and activity. This bowl would be great for working days.

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  19. My dog would love this. He will only drink cold water, if it gets to room temp he will refuse to drink it. I think this will let him drink while Im at work.

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  20. I love this bowl. It sure would help me remember to make sure they have water before leaving in the mornings. Great giveaway.

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  21. My cat loves to play with and knock her water bowl around and most of her water is gone before she has a chance to drink it. So much so that we have resorted to using a large, shallow pyrex baking dish plus 3 large stones placed inside to weigh it down as a substitute water bowl. Using this dish, she can't as easily splash her water out onto the floor. I think this bowl will make my life easier because it is an actual water bowl and I think it could easily stand up to my cat's "playing" :)

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  22. This would be such a time saver!
    I love that it filters the water!
    This would help me out a lot since I fill the water dish daily but I have spills more often than I'd like to admit! I hate sloshing water all over the carpet!

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  23. This would help my kids fill up the water bowl, since it is their chore.

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  24. I love how it will keep the water cold!

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  25. The Torus water bowl is designed to replenish as often an animal drinks from the bowl, so that water doesn’t go tepid or stale. This is a great feature! Plus I love the filter, as the water here is loaded with chemicals

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  26. I have two cats who would love a bowl like this!

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  27. I really like how it keeps cool! in the summer time (where ever that is, im buried under 7ft of snow) my dogs would love this. I have 3 dogs, ones almost 15 so this would be great!

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  28. Right now I have one of those waterers where it has a tank at the top and fills itself. They are nearly impossible to clean because the hole is so tiny. I end up having to replace the just often and it's just a pain. This would be so helpful!! :D

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  29. The Heyrex Torus Self-Filling Water Bowl would be so nice so my kitties can have fresh water all day long.

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  30. That it has charcoal filters but is easy to clean. Great for our pets while we are away or too busy to notice their water supply.

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  31. It would be great for my doggie and I-with my pregnancy memory I often forget things!

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  32. We no longer have pets, but this looks like a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. I have two little boys along with 5 dogs in the house, if it could fill itself and give me one less thing to have to constatnly worry about i'd love to try it! I love taht it fills itself and that the water will even stay cold!

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  34. I really love that the product has filters on it and that it won't need to be changed every day.

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  35. I love that it refills itself AND it has filters! This would make my life so much easier while I'm at work not coming home to a thirsty dog & an empty bowl. Working 40 miles from home has its drawbacks!

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  36. i learned that it also cools the water,,great for in the winter when i have to constantly refresh water water withh the heating on

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  37. I learned that the plastic material is Food Grade Polypropylene and is not coated with BPA or any other substance.

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  38. I have two dogs and I am always filling their water bowls with fresh water. Anything that helps keep their water fresh and cold would be very helpful.

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  39. I learn that Torus is smart thinking for drinking.

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  40. I love that there is a filter! ! My boys need this bad

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  41. I really need the Keyrex Torus Water Bowl because I work with rescue so have a lot of foster dogs and not enough water bowls! Because of that, I'm always running around the house making sure the water bowls are filled for the dogs so winning this will make my life SO much easier!

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  42. i would not be picky about the color but i also love that they are motion sensor

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  43. This would make my life easier since I keep my cat in the garage/outside. I take him his food every night but always forget water and have to walk all the way back in the house to get him some water! So it would be nice to have it where it automatically refills for him just in case I forget a night!

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  44. This would make it so much easier to be sure that my pets have enough fresh water.

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  45. I have three babies,a deer hound,a lab,and a dachshund.we live on the coast of Florida.I am keeping up with their water continuously.this would give me so much peace of mind.thanks so very much.

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  46. My cat loves drinking water straight from a bottle. I feel like this dish would satisfy him and it would be less of a hassle for me if i didn't have to give him a water bottle every time he was thirsty.

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  47. This is a great bowl and I would love it for our St. Bernard.Rene Chartier (Joan)

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  48. Making sure that Emma and Chloe are always taking care are our priority in our house...they are family and having them healthy is very important to me, that's why I'm always on the look-out for the latest in everything for our girls! this is an awesome way to provide Emma and Chloe with reasonable amount of cool clean water instead of having to drink sitting warm water and great for me because it will reduce the amount of times i will have to refill their water bowls.Ghitza keeala3100@gmail.com

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