Is your pup drinking enough water this summer? We get hot and thirsty just like humans but we are usually at your mercy to get water. Good fresh water is key to a healthy dog! Drinking out of the hose can be fun, bowls are great, but make sure your dog always has good, clean water available.
Start by making sure you wash the water bowl every time you fill it. Bacteria thrive in the summer months and your dog’s bowl is a great place for it to grow. It only takes a few minutes to clean out a bowl and fill it with fresh water. If you have more than one pet using the bowl, washing it will help each pet keep their germs to themselves. Seriously, who wants cat germs in their water bowl!
Dogs who are outside playing need to be drinking enough water, so make sure there is a water bowl available outdoors. Change the water frequently in the heat. Who wants a big drink of hot water? Outside, often water bowls get dirty fast too, so give the bowl a quick wash with each refill. Be careful using metal bowls as they can heat up and that isn’t good if your dog touches the hot surface.
Finally, when traveling or taking your dog along in the car, bring water. Car’s break down, things happen, and it is nice to know you have water for your dog. We like to bring our own water so it tastes just like home. Mom always has a couple gallon jugs of water in the car for us for when we need it.
You stay hydrated and keep your pup hydrated! Water is so very important for all living beings! We are thankful to have several bowls around the house and one outside. Mom keeps them all full for us and we all drink a lot of water.
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