Water is not just important of us but also for our dogs. Drinking enough water is important for healthy living. Animals can lose all of their fat and still survive. However, if they lose 10% of body water, they can face serious illness. The quality of water is also something to take into account.
Facts about Water:
Pharmaceuticals like sex hormones, antibiotics, and anti-depressants are often found in drinking water.
Chlorine is toxin used to kill dangerous bacteria.
Fluoride has been linked to cancer in pets.
Dogs can develop giardia from drinking lake, pond, or stream water.
Unfiltered water can contain parasites, bacteria, and other harmful viruses.
Farming chemicals and lawn contaminants have been reported to cause cancer in dogs.
Often found in plastic dog food containers and water bowls BPA can leak out and seep into your dog’s food and water. BPA increases estrogen, decreases testosterone, and harmful to kids. It is also linked to some cancers and Type 2 diabetes.
Knowing this, how do you know what water to give your dog?
Best Water Practices for Your Dog:
Reusing water bottles for your dog’s water is a big No-No. Most water bottles were only meant to be used once.
For reusable plastic water bottles, look for plastic with #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene) or #5 PP (polypropylene). These types of bottles do not normally leak out dangerous chemicals. Although, the best option is to use stainless steel.
Even though you can find distilled water in your grocery store, it lacks the beneficial minerals and important nutrients your dog needs.
Invest in a water filter that filters out chlorine and fluoride.
Water fountains are a great way to encourage your dog to drink more fresh, filtered water.
Wash your dog’s bowl at least once a day with hot water and vinegar.
Keep your dog from drinking out of puddles, rivers, and streams.
Use organic fertilizers and keep your dog away from dangerous lawn chemicals.
Merchants are nice in putting a public dog water bowl outside their establishment, but this can do more bad than good.
Use only green shampoos, cleaning products, and other household products.
Drinking out of a garden hose has the dual negative effect- leaching plastic and consuming chlorine and fluoride.
The Best Water Choice:
It really comes down to investing in a Whole House Water Filtration System. It is beneficial for everyone, and you will not have to doubt if the water is safe to drink.
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