Pets Love Drinking Water More Than Humans

pet-drinking-water1Is Your Tap Water a Safe Source of Hydration For Your Pet?

What do you give your pet to drink?  Water, of course.  You wouldn’t think of giving your pet soft drinks or sweet tea, because of the potential health hazards that come with it.  Similarly, you shouldn’t be serving your pet unclean tap water that could also be potential hazardous to their health. The food and water that you serve your pet are some of the most important components related to their long-term wellbeing.

Today, pet owners are more informed than ever when it comes to what their dog or cat is eating.  By and large, pet owners are avoiding products with artificial ingredients, and instead choosing all-natural alternatives, even if that means a higher price tag.  Unfortunately, many owners don’t put that same amount of consideration into their pet’s drinking water.

Of course, research and statistics are showing that cancer rates in dogs increases when they are fed inorganic, cheap food.  But there is also increasing evidence that shows water that is contaminated with lead, metal corrosives, and other volatile organic compounds can also lead to harmful health conditions in pets.  The viability of your home’s drinking water is often overlooked in favor of factors that you can easily change at the grocery store.

Residents across the country, and especially in the Atlanta area, are changing their age-old habits and serving their pet the filtered, non-polluted water that they were made to drink.  From bottled water jugs to tap water filtration, making this simple switch not only reduces future medical costs, but boosts your pet’s energy and satisfaction.

Household Drinking Water Experiments

Have you ever given your dog a choice of drinking options?  Just as a quick experiment leave two bowls of water for your pet, one filled with filtered water and the other with city water from the tap.  Wait about 24 hours and see if there is a difference in consumption between the two bowls.  While this experiment hasn’t yet been conducted in a formal research setting, mountains of anecdotal advice from our customers shows that their pet almost always prefers the fresher tasting, non-smelling alternative that is filtered water.

Animals have a sense of smell that is incredibly more powerful than a human nose.  For example, a dog has about 300 million olfactory receptors, which means that dogs have a sense of smell that is 40 times greater than that of humans.  Dogs and cats can both smell insoluble pollutants that are lurking in their water, which is precisely why pets will avoid drinking the contaminated liquid.  In turn, when your pet refuses to drink the daily amount of recommended water, this could lead to chronic dehydration.

The digestive system of a dog is far different than the human system, therefore the same chemicals that our body can easily digest might lead to more serious reactions in our canine and feline friends.  When organic matter combines with chemicals that are commonly found in tap water (like fluoride, calcium, chlorine, and lead), they may not lead to immediate harmful effects in human, but they can lead to adverse health reactions in animals.

People who own their own pets spend a lot of money protecting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for their best friend.  The pet food and accessory industry in the US is a $60 billion market, but normal everyday hydration should always be a part of your pet’s health.  Drinking plenty of filtered water is one of the best things you can do for your health, and the health of man’s best friend.

Add a Water Filtration Unit

Filtered or purified water can obviously come in bottles and jugs that can be used for your pet, but the costs of these refills can be expensive.  On the other hand, it is usually more cost-effective to install a one-time filter that can remove the harmful pollutants in every drop of water from your sink.

A full home filtration unit is a long-term investment in the health of your family, your pet, and your future.  For more information about filtration unit installation, call the experts at Water For Life for more information and get the filtered water solutions that you deserve.  Call now (770) 578-0600!