Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Water Fountain


The fountain of a healthy life for your dog is in the water.

Many dog owners are very careful and selective with the food they provide their dogs but it is also very important to make sure your dog are getting plenty of fresh, cold, clean water everyday.

It is one of the easiest ways to keep your dog healthy. However many dogs do not drink enough water to maintain their body needs.

Some of the reasons dogs do not drink enough of refuse to drink, is the quality of the water and the cleanliness of the water bowl.

Stagnant water can quickly collect bacteria and debris. If water does not taste fresh and clean, many dogs will refuse to drink it or drink less than they would if given fresher, colder water.

Dogs can get ill and diseased through unclean water and food bowls. Please be responsible for keeping clean receptacles.

If reduced water intake continues over time, it can result in health problems such as dehydration and urinary tract infections. Tap water should be filtered as medications and chemicals etc in tap water are not advisable for the long term health of your dog. Certainly fluoride in the tap water supply is considered a health risk.

A wee story :

A 16 year old Labrador in the deep south of the South Island, who incredibly survived  58 days without any food or water. She was trapped in an unoccupied house, all she had was rain water dripping through a hole in the roof.


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