My pet dishes are finished with a special combination of all natural oils & bees wax.
I gave my oil finish bowls the Chicken Test. I made a large wooden bowl for my chickens and finished it with oils & bees wax. Every morning for over a year I fill the wooden bowl with wet leftovers like fruits & vegies. Each night I brought it in to be washed and dryed. After over a year of Chicken Testing & New England weather it still looked great and was in perfect condition.