3 Reasons to Give your Dog Filtered Water
Man’s Best Friend
Clean water is not just for humans. Clean water has benefits for your pets too. Here are three benefits of clean water for dogs.
Protects from Contaminants: It’s easy for your tap water to get contaminated, making it easy for dogs to get contaminants in their body. By the time water runs through rusty pipes gets to your tap and to your dog’s water bowl, it is already contaminated and not safe to drink. In addition, copper in water has been linked with liver damage and kidney disease in humans. Too much copper in dogs causes copper storage hepatopathy. This leads to damage in the liver. To summarize, filtered water removes all the contaminants from water and leaves clean water, good for everyone to drink.
Less Chlorine: Everyone knows chlorine is not safe to drink. Chlorine has been known to cause health issues in people, so if you wouldn’t drink chlorinated water, don’t make a dog drink it.
Cold Water is Good for Dogs: Some people believe that cold water is not good for dogs. It was believed that cold water and ice caused bloating in dogs and eventually death. That is not true. The real danger comes from dogs drinking too much water too fast. If a dog eats ice or drinks water too fast, they tend to swallow air which is the cause of the bloating. Cold water can break water binging habits. If you’re wary of giving a dog ice water or cold water, use a stainless steel bowl. This will keep your dog’s water cold, without you having to worry about the water being too cold and bad for the dog.
In conclusion, clean water can help your dog just as much as it can help you. Remember to always do your research and ask around about what’s good for you and your family/pets. Filtered water has benefits for everyone and getting a water filter is easy. Look around for one that fits your need.