Dear Helwas: Please keep reminding people not to use metal utensils for their animals’ water bowls, because they hold a lot of heat in warm weather. Also, remind them to keep their water bowls in shaded places so the sun doesn’t heat them up during the day.
In addition, they can get a round plate, fill it with water, and then put a smaller bowl in it with food. This way, the ants won’t get to it. I love your article and have read it for many years. Keep up the good work, and thank you for your great tips. – Shirley B. West Hills, California