Why Keeping Your Pet Hydrated Is Important

With the heat of summer still blazing away, pet owners worry about leaving their animals in hot vehicles where the temperatures can rise high enough to kill. But what about keeping your pet hydrated?

A survey commissioned by PetSafe® find that nearly half of pet owners don’t even consider the importance of keeping their pets well hydrated, especially during the summer. 

Harley “my sweet boy” 

I love my furbabies. Harley my Yorkie and Oreo my Tuxedo cat. On average at least five stainless bowls of water per day (combined) is what they consume.  We are constantly filling their bowls up with cold, fresh water. Otherwise they won’t drink it. Animals like having their water cold. Don’t you? 

I don’t use tap water only bottled. However I had been wishing for some kind of water filtration system to help my lovelies stay hydrated, happy and healthy all day long.

66 percent of Canadians are unaware that lethargy or lack of energy indicated dehydration. As the humidex warning become more frequent, providing ample water to our furry friends is critical. I know how dehydrated I get, so I can only imagine how Harley and Oreo feel during the day when the temperature rises.

Did you know that cats require 300 ml of water per day? Dogs require 600ml. Depending on the animal’s size, most animals drink 70ml per kilogram.

Keep Your Pets Hydrated With Drinkwell Pagoda Porcelain Fountain

PetSafe® offers a number of products to help Canadians keep their pets from feeling parched. Indoor and outdoor water fountains serve as the perfect method to continually provide fresh water during summer months. These amazing pet fountains focus on providing clean, filtered water to your animals

For example, the Drinkwell® Pagoda Pet Fountain provides 2 litres of fresh, filtered water in a ceramic design, free flowing to encourage your pets to drink more.

Oreo and Harley love their fountain. Now they can drink as much as they want without me forgetting to fill it constantly and if their water habits change, they get a continuous flow so I know they will stay hydrated not just through the summer but each and every day, and that’s important!

So remember cold weather, hot weather, pets need to be kept hydrated so their bodies can function properly. Just think how you would feel going days without anything to drink. 

Don’t let them! 


Disclosure: I partnered with PetSafe and received the Pagoda Fountain for the purpose of this article. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for reading.