Frequently Asked Questions


How do I make an order on your website?

Making an order with is very simple, just find the products you would like to order using either the search bar or by using the navigation bar at the top. Add the products to your cart, and then checkout!

How do I make an order with the new text message service?

We are very excited to have created the world's first SMS pet food re-ordering service! You can now get your pet's favourites delivered to your door all with one quick reply of a text message. Take a look at the steps below to see how simple it really is!

  1. Place an order with us on
  2. Make sure you have your correct mobile number assigned to your account.
  3. Depending on how much food you previously ordered, we will pop over a text to you either 4 or 8 weeks after this date, asking if you would like a repeat of your previous order.
  4. If you would like an order to be processed, just give us a quick text by replying Woof, Meow, Neigh or Tweet (depending on who your furry friend is)
  5. We will then process the order for you and get your goodies delivered to your door - it's that simple!

Can I place an order over the phone?

Yes, if you wish to make an order over the phone simply call us on 01789 205095 and we'll happily place your order for you, as well as answering any questions that you may have.

What is Bottomless Bowl?

Bottomless Bowl is a subscription service to provide maximum convenience and help you save even more precious time, carry heavy pet supplies and money. For more information click here.

How do I sign up to Bottomless Bowl

We have tried to make signing up to Bottomless Bowl as easy as possible. simply, on the product which you would like to arrange regular delivery for, select the 'Subscribe & Save’ option, as well as specifying a delivery frequency. You can select a frequency up to 16 weeks. On some brands we even offer extra discounts on your products when choosing Bottomless Bowl, this will be specified on the individual product page. Alternatively, you can ring us up and request Bottomless Bowl for products of your choice over the phone, and our team can happily arrange this for you. . 

How do I see which items I have set up on Bottomless Bowl?

We have made it very easy to access, amend, or change your Bottomless Bowl from your own account. For more information regarding how to do this, have a look on this page: . 

How do I change the date of my next Bottomless Bowl Order?

If you want to change the next order date of your bottomless bowl, sign into your account and head over to 'your bottomless bowl'. Go to 'manage bottomless bowl' and click 'edit' next to the product you want to change. Here you will be presented with the options to change the volume, frequency, and next order date. Update this accordingly and make sure you click 'save'. Once you’ve clicked save you will be able to see the updated information under the ‘your bottomless bowl’ tab in your account! . 

How do I cancel my Bottomless Bowl Order?

If you want to cancel your bottomless bowl, sign into your account and head over to 'your bottomless bowl'. Go to 'manage bottomless bowl' and click 'edit' next to the product you want to cancel. At the bottom of this page, you will see a tick box labelled 'inactive', tick this box and click 'save'. Do NOT click 'cancel' as this will cancel your changes.  

What is the availability of the products on your site?

We stock over 14,000 products on website, and you can see whether the item you would like is in stock, or not. On the rare chance that we have sold out of the product that you want, we can offer you either a full refund of pending funds, or we will source it from our other wholesalers, at the earliest opportunity.

What payment methods are available?

We accept all cards - Maestro, Visa, American Express, Mastercard. You can either pay via our website or by phone. Unfortunately we do not accept Pay Pal.

How do I change or cancel my order?

If your order has not yet been picked by our warehouse team call or email us within at least 48 hours of placing your order and you can change or cancel your order for a full refund. If your item has already been picked by our warehouse you can simply refuse to accept it when it arrives & it will be sent back to us. There will be a fee of £12 to return it back to us (charged by our couriers). To read in more detail visit our Delivery & Returns page.

Shipping & Delivery

How do I track my order?

Once your order has been fulfilled within our warehouse you will receive an email with your tracking number and a weblink to follow the entire process of your order, and to keep you in the loop. You can also track your order via your account section.

How soon will my order be delivered?

Here at we are very proud of our delivery time. We do our best to dispatch all orders as quickly as possible and you should expect your delivery within 5 working days from the date it was placed, or within 3 working days if you have selected the express shipping option.

What if I'm not home when my order arrives?

Our parcels all have a ‘leave safe policy’. Pet Supplies are often heavy & bulky, however our orders are tracked and packed with our rain resistant packaging, so they can be left safely!. Our couriers provide 3 delivery attempts before taking the parcel to their depots, but we understand you can’t put your life on hold waiting for your items to arrive, that’s why you can specify delivery information at checkout. This means you can give specific instructions regarding where to leave your parcel if you’re not home. With a neighbour? By the back door? Under the plant pot?

What do I do if my order is late or even lost?

If your item does not arrive within 72 hours of it being dispatched, please email us at or call us with your order number and we will carry out an investigation with our courier to find out exactly where your parcel is. We will send out a replacement product immediately if the courier is at fault. For more details see our Terms and Conditions page.

Returns & Damages

How do I return an item?

We have a new 365 day return policy so simply post the item back to us at: PetShopBowl Ltd, Unit A5 Precision Business Park, 100 Masons Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9BY.

If I'm not happy with a product, how do I return an item for a full refund?

If you are ever dissatisfied with any item for any reason whatsoever, you may return it back to us. We will reimburse you for the full value of the item. All we ask is that it is returned to us within 365 days of you receiving it and in its original/new condition. You will be responsible for the cost of returning the item. If you received free delivery then your refund will be minus the outgoing postage charge £6.00. 

What do I do if I have been sent the wrong item?

All the parcels are carefully packed by our delivery team and then double checked but in the unlikely event you end up with a different item call or email us on 01789 205095. Leave the parcel in the exact condition it arrived and post it back to us or we will arrange for collection with our courier. We will send you a new item immediately.

What do I do if my order has been stolen or damaged?

All items we send are fully insured. If in the unlikely event your order is damaged or stolen call us immediately on 01789 205095 or email us .

If damaged please take photos of the parcel in the exact same condition it arrived to you in and email them back to us. As soon as we receive photos we will send you a new item with no extra fee.

General Pet Enquries

What is a complete food?

A complete food is a tasty, fully balanced, quality food. It contains all the essential vitamins and minerals to ensure the overall health and condition of your pet.

What is a 'kibble'?

Kibble is a word for ground meal shaped into pellets and used for pet foods.

What does 'hypoallergenic' mean?

'Hypoallergenic' means that the particular pet food is a lot less likely to cause or trigger allergies in your dog. It may be easy to refer to this as 'anti-allergies'.

How do I know how long my bag of food will last?

The easiest way to find a rough estimate of how long a bag will last is by carrying out the following equation: 

Amount of grams in bag / Average amount of grams to feed = Days bag will last.

Can I feed my puppy adult food?

We wouldn't recommend this, as puppies need a lot of things to grow into healthy, happy dogs. Puppies need calcium for bone growth, protein for healthy muscle tissue, and lots of nutrients to allow these fat little balls of fur to grow into healthy adult dogs. Adult food contains nutrients for an adult dog, not puppies.

Is it better to feed my dog/cat dry, wet food or both?

It really is down to preference, wet food can be a great source of hydration whereas dry food is great for convenience and dental health - so a mixture can be great, however either wet or dry food are both healthy options for your dog!

How do I ensure my pet has good dental health?

Feeding your pet dry food is a great way to ensure healthy teeth for your pet as the chewing of the pellets helps to decrease the build up of dental plaque and tartar. Also, dental treats are a great way to help teeth too, one of our best-sellers is dentastix for dogs and is very popular with our customers!

How do I ensure my pet has a healthy skin and coat?

To ensure a healthy coat and skin there are many different things you can do, including feeding them a balanced healthy diet, regularly grooming your pet and keeping your pet clean with shampoos and regular washes.

My pet is overweight, what can I do?

If you feel your dog or cat has put on a few pounds to the point where it's unhealthy, then giving them a light food is a great option. We stock many different brands for both dogs and cats.

What is 'breed-specific' and is this better to feed my dog?

Breed specific diets have their benefits as they contain ingredients which are tailored to that specific dogs needs, for example Chihuahua food will have kibble adapted especially for their small jaws. However they aren't essential, it's just as healthy to feed your dog a normal food - it's simply down to preference. 

What are veterinary diets and how do I know if my dog needs one?

Vet recommended diets have been scientifically formulated to ensure that your pet gets optimum nutritional value from every meal. They are recommended by your vet & tailored to specific needs, for example if your dog has problems with their renal health. At we stock many vet diets including Hills, Eukanuba, Dechra Specific and more.

Why is it important that I feed my dog food based on their life stage?

It is important to feed your dog a diet that is appropriate to their life stage as it provides balanced nutrition that can go a long way in keeping them happy and healthy. Puppy foods have higher levels of protein, fat, calcium phosphorous, sodium and chloride in comparison to adult foods - this is to support your dogs rapid growth and development. Adult foods are the appropriate choice for most adult dogs as these foods provide the balanced nutrition needed to keep dogs that are in the prime of their life healthy and happy. Senior diets tend to contain lower levels of fat to help prevent weight gain, increased levels of anti-oxidants or moderate levels of protein aimed at maintaining muscle mass while not overworking the kidneys.

How good is my dog's food?

All complete diets do contain enough of the nutrients that dogs need but there is a huge difference between the quality of bottom-end and top-end brands. Meat content, protein source, grain content vary across brands. The important thing is to feed the diet that best suits your pet without breaking the bank, if you are thinking of switching your pet's food please feel free to get in contact and we can advise you on the best diet for your budget.

Can I feed my cat dog food?

People often ask this question as dog food is usually cheaper than cat food, and many cat owners have seen their cats stealing dog food from their dog's food bowl and wonder whether it's okay for cats to eat. We certainly don't recommend it, cats and dogs both have very different nutritional needs and therefore should have different foods to suit them. A few nibbles from the dog bowl however won't do your cat any harm!

How do I prevent my pet from getting fleas?

Regular flea treatment is important to keep your pet safe from the nasty parasites that are waiting to jump on to your pet during walks and even in your own garden. We stock plenty of flea treatments at including Frontline, Advantage, Bob Martin, Johnsons and Beaphar. For more information about fleas and treatment click here.

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Still need help?

Please feel free to call us Monday to Friday from 8am until 4pm on 01789 205095 and we will help you with any other questions you may have.

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