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Item of the Day: Handmade Petware

Have you ever been into a beautifully decorated, perfectly appointed kitchen and been shocked by the state of the dirty, chewed, plastic pets’ bowls lurking in the corner? Barky Bark have come up with an ideal solution to ugly pets’ bowls with their range of gorgeous handmade wrought iron and enamel petware. With their tagline of “your best friend deserves the best” Barky Bark products are handmade to be both functional and stylish. Primarily producing enamel bowls on delicate, pretty wrought iron stands, the creative minds at Barky Bark have thought of everything, from raising the bowls off the floor so that the ants can’t invade to the fact that a cat’s bowl needs to be shallower than a dog’s in order to accommodate their sensitive whiskers. Whether your dog is a teacup Yorkie or a Great Dane, Barky Bark will have the perfect bowl as their products are available in a range of sizes, colours and combinations. The bowls start at R100. Another item we loved was a wrought iron stand for a dog’s bed, which raises a cushion off the cold floor to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible. Look out for Barky Bark’s range of Marmite-flavoured dog treats, Barkybites, too. You can find the Barky Bark range in Durban at the I Heart Market which is held on the first Saturday of every month. See the Barky Bark website for more information at or email