Purified Water and a Water Fountain for Dogs

June 7, 2018

It’s no secret we’re water people. We also love our pets. You know what that means: at Primo Water, we’re the purrfect people to tell you about why you should be hydrating your four-legged family members with purified drinking water.

If you prefer purified water for its amazing health benefits and great taste (and who doesn’t?), your pets are sure to love it, too.

First, A Little Research

We’ll cut to the chase: in Washington, D.C., nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) found 267 toxins in tap water throughout many areas in the USA. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this toxic water can lead to numerous adverse health effects—in humans and animals alike.

The thing is, many bottle water varieties aren’t much better; EWG discovered 38 different pollutants in many popular bottled water brands. These pollutants include arsenic, radioactive isotopes, mercury, bacteria, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and more. Yikes!

That’s why Primo Water is purified: cleaned of impurities and contaminants like those listed above. From lead and asbestos to chlorine and bacteria, the Primo purification process results in higher-quality, safer, better-tasting water. It’s clear from these studies that choosing purified water is a better choice for your health and the health of your family—and that includes your pets!

Because They’re Worth It

Like people, animals are made up mostly of water. Therefore, many an animal expert will agree our pets should be given the same high-quality water that we drink, so they stay healthy and hydrated. This is especially true for pets who eat dry kibble, as they aren’t getting additional fluids from their food.

Let’s get it out of the way… many dogs and cats like drinking out of the toilet. It’s cold and relatively fresh and readily available. However, drinking from the potty could put your pet on the road to gastrointestinal upset, parasites, intestinal bacteria and even infection. So, let’s close the lid and give them top-quality water they’ll crave.

Cats in particular can be finicky eaters and drinkers, and many suffer from chronic dehydration as a result. Dehydration in cats is a common cause of kidney problems and urinary tract infections. So it’s essential to provide clean, safe and palatable drinking water for your cats and other pets.

Thankfully, it’s easier than ever to keep the whole family hydrated with our water dispenser + pet station. The pet station is designed to keep fresh, purified water available for your pets at all times, to encourage hydration and optimal health. Within no time you’ll see that in choosing Primo Water, not only are you and your family benefitting from safe, clean and tasty drinking water, but those four-legged members of your family will love it, too.