After driving near the flood waters in NSW I thought how important is water in a pets and Humans diet.
After reading a few article water accounts for 70% of earths mass. It is a vital part of our survival.
Human and animals are 55 to 78% water. That’s means we need to rehydrate. So amazing !! . Reading further it is often debated cats should drink milk as well as water. Yes milk provides vitamin A “ but the bulk of rehydration should be through a drinking fountain with a water supply.
Summer time is especially nasty due to heat evaporation and exhaustion. There are many dog/Cat drinking fountains available that supply constant water.
We need to also ensure the bowl or filter are cleaned and serviced and checked for water level and leakage.
Clean and constant supply of water is essential to stop any kidney and heart problems. Water carries so many essential chemical compounds throughout the body .
A few tips
1. When exercising ensure you have a doggie water bottle with you
2. Don’t allow drinking from the Toilet bowl.. Yuck. It is also a germ hazard.
3. If you are leaving a bucket for your dog it can be weighted of tied down to stop it being knocked over
4. Don’t leave a sink full of water ( perhaps you may have just put detergent and cat will drink it and be sick .
5. A child wading pool is essential in summer for your dog to lie in and cool down( place under a tree or shady spot.
6. Don’t forget our Bird and Reptile and Mice /ferret friends. A drip water bottle can be fantastic for them. Ensure clean and that ne excretment etc in the water tray
A well hydrated pet is a happy pet and good for us humans too xox Angela
Funny Quote from Turner and Hooch
Scott Turner: These are the simple rules. No barking, now growling, you will not lift your leg to anything in this house. This is not your room. No slobbering, no chewing, you will wear a flea collar. This is not your room. No begging for food, no sniffing of crotches, and you will not drink from my toilet. This is not your room.
Water as far as you could see on both sides of the road . Cow being grazed on higher ground. Murrumbidgee and Goulburn rivers very ""High"