Hydrate For Their Health: Time for Pet Hydration Education Before the Hot Weather Hits
Leading into the Summer of 2017, PetSafe® Brand is educating Canadians on the importance of Pet Hydration and aiming to instill best practices in pet owners to ensure their furry companions are consuming enough water and staying cool and comfortable during the hot and sunny seasons. In other words, PetSafe® Brand is helping individuals to recognize the signs of dehydration in our pets and make people question what our pets are trying to tell us – are they plotting a heist, or simply thirsty?
In a previous study conducted by PetSafe® Brand, it was revealed that 66 per cent of Canadians were unaware that lethargy or unusual lack of energy indicates dehydration in their pets.
The following percentages of respondents were aware of these common signs of dehydration:
- Sunken eyes – 32 per cent
- Decreased skin elasticity – 29 per cent
- Loss of appetite – 27 per cent
- Depression – 17 per cent
Alarmingly, eight per cent of those polled did not recognize these signs of dehydration in pets.
Whether active or calm, pets need plenty of water to stay hydrated. Cats require 300ml of water daily and dogs between 600ml and 2,500ml of water depending on their size, as pet water requirements are approximately 70ml per kilogram body weight.
On top of identifying the signs of dehydration and ensuring your pet is consuming its proper daily intake of water, here are other tips to keeping your pet hydrated:
- Monitor the weather and exercise pets during the coolest parts of the day
- Maintain a fresh water supply
- Know your pet’s safety limits and the signs of dehydration
Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain, $129.99: With its cutting-edge design and 3 litre water capacity, the Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain is ideal for large or multiple pets. The clear bowl design not only minimizes spills and splashes but also provides a large drinking area for pets with large or flat faces. The sound of the falling water is whisper-quiet, making it easily approachable by apprehensive pets. It provides dual filtration including an activated carbon filter that removes bad tastes and odors, while a foam filter captures hair and debris. This fountain will keep your pets healthy and hydrated while adding an elegant touch to your home decor.
Drinkwell® 360 Plastic Pet Fountain, $79.99: Provides 3.8 litres of fresh, filtered water for your pet. Multiple free-falling streams of water entice your pet to drink more while continually aerating the water. A charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odours, giving your pet a fresh way to stay hydrated. The fountain's multiple streams and circular design allow pets the freedom to drink from any angle.
Drinkwell® Outdoor Dog Fountain, $179.99: The largest capacity pet fountain from PetSafe® Brand, this fountain circulates fresh, filtered water for your pet. Ideal for large dogs or multi-pet homes, the patented free-falling stream of water encourages pets to drink more. Made with high-impact UV-resistant plastic, this durable fountain can be placed inside the home or outdoors when temperatures are hot.
Drinkwell® Zen Fountain, $119.99: Offers your pet 3.8 litres of fresh water in a stylish, durable bowl. This stainless-steel fountain features an extra-wide patented free-falling stream that draws oxygen into the water. The constant circulation of the water inhibits bacterial growth between cleanings. The bowl also features hygienic stainless steel for easy cleaning and a large drinking area for dogs and cats of all sizes.
For more Pet Fountain and hydration options, please visit: http://store.intl.petsafe.net/en-ca/health-wellness/fountains
Happy Hydrated Pets!