You Should Filter Your Dog's Water

You Should Filter Your Dog's Water

You may not have given it much thought in the past, but why do you filter your tap water, but not your dog’s? No, don’t panic. You’re not alone. The thought hasn’t crossed many dog parents’ minds either, but it’s something you should seriously consider.

This is why you should filter your dog’s water before adding it to his/her bowl:

The benefits of Filtering your Dog’s Water

The point of filtering water is to remove contaminants. Scientists have estimated that there are at least 100 different types of contaminants present in tap water which have the potential to lead to a variety of health problems.

These problems include gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. Hard water or water with high mineral content can lead to bladder stones and urinary tract infections. Copper has the potential to cause storage hepatopathy which eventually leads to liver damage. This decreases your dog’s ability to remove toxins from the body and puts him/her at risk at a myriad of other conditions.

Filtering your Dog’s Water

While it may be easier to buy bottled water, filtering tap water is a more eco-friendly and budget-friendly option.

Invest in a water filter for your tap that you can use for yourself and your family if you don’t already have one. Avoid giving your dog fridge-cold water as this can be uncomfortable for your dog to drink and can cause bloating. If your filter is on your fridge, consider allowing it to reach room temperature.

How has your dog reacted to filtered water? Did he/she notice a difference? Sound off in the comments below.

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