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My dogs mean so much to me and my girls. If you follow One Eyed Jack on Instagram, you know he is becoming well loved by many, including Ellen DeGeneres! He, and my Piper and Bud are such an intricate part of our family and I can not imagine not having them here. But as the dead heat of summer comes and they spend more and more time outside with the kids, they need clean, fresh water when they come in. So I have my PetSafe Current Large Pet Fountain on and ready for them!
You may think that a circulating fountain is a little much for pets but there are benefits! Dogs and cats can get severely dehydrated in the heat of summer and pet owners need to be aware of the symptoms. By providing constant, clean, filtered water that is constantly curculating, your pet gets what they need to cool down in their fur coat when it is 100° outside!
“Our pets need one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day,” said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand. “Proper hydration plays a big role in a pet’s health, and can save pet parents a trip to their vet’s office.”
“Dehydration occurs when the fluids in a pet’s body drops to less than normal, often due to either reduced water intake or increased loss of fluid,” said Sarah Beene, category manager for PetSafe brand water and feed solutions. “It’s important forpet parents to know the symptoms of dehydration that can occur not just during the hot summer months, but all year round.”
How to Tell if Your Pet is Dehydrated
Common symptoms include:
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Lack of energy
- Excessive and ongoing panting
- Loss of appetite
- Sunken, dry eyes
- Dry and sticky gums
- Loss of skin elasticity (when pulled or moved, the skin will not go back to its original place)
If a pet parent suspects that their pet might be dehydrated, they should take him or her to a veterinarian immediately where they can monitor the pet closely and administer IV fluids. To help pet parents learn more about how to administer a test to see if a pet is dehydrated, PetSafe brand has developed a how-to video.
I have my PetSafe Current Large Pet Fountain on for my three dogs and they love it. It took a few days for them to get used to as they did not have circulating water before. But now I hear them drinking from it and I love that. I like that clean, filtered water is available to them all day, every day!
Get your PetSafe Pet Fountain at the links below and help your dog escape a trip to the vet for dehydration!
- PetSafe Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain – Boasting a trendy, cutting-edge design and 100-oz. water capacity, this fountain is great for pets of all sizes or multiple pet households and was also featured on DIY Network’s Blog Cabin Mountain Retreat 2015.
- PetSafe Current Pet Fountain – Available in three different sizes – 40 oz., 80 oz. or 120 oz. – this fountain is an affordable option for providing your pet with a constant source of fresh, filtered water.
- PetSafe Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain – Available in a beautiful red or classic white, this fountain offers 70 ounces of fresh, filtered water in a ceramic design that is easy to clean and looks great in your home.
- PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum® Pet Fountain – Made of BPA-free plastic, this fountain holds 168 ounces of fresh, filtered water and features a free-flowing water stream with adjustable flow, which entices pets to drink more.
- PetSafe Drinkwell Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Pet Fountain – Best for large dogs or dogs who tend to splash water, this fountain holds 1.5 gallons of water and can also be used outdoors by connecting it to a standard garden hose.
- PetSafe Drinkwell Outdoor Dog Fountain – Made with high-impact UV-resistant plastic, this durable fountain holds 3.5 gallons of water and can be placed inside the home or outdoors when temperatures are above 40°F.
For more information about proper pet hydration, please visit www.petsafe.net/water.