Tuesday, July 14, 2015

PetSafe and Pet Hydration Month

July is Pet Hydration Month and we are celebrating with our friends at PetSafe®. Providing your pet with clean fresh water is vital for their health and well-being. Did you realize that a dog needs to drink 1 ounce of water for every pound of body weight? Depending on your dog, that can be a lot of water! Of course, you can lead a dog to water, but you can’t make them drink. Getting some dogs to drink enough can be a real problem for many pet parents. Water is necessary to cushion joints and support vital organs. How can a pet parent help?

I recently began using the PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station. It is perfect for us because Bentley drinks like a camel. This can lead to refilling their bowl two or three times per day. The Water Station is available in small (1/2 gallon), medium (1 gallon) and large (2.5 gallons). I selected the medium and it allows them to drink all day. Bentley drools, so their bowls all get washed every day. That is another great thing about this product, it is dishwasher safe. It is made of BPA-free plastic and the removable bowl is stainless steel. That is what veterinarians recommend as the safest material for food and water bowls. Our new Station is very simple to use. The hour-glass shaped water reservoir is easy to fill. It locks in and the flow-control prevents spills. This is the first gravity water system with a removable stainless-steel tray. It is quiet, doesn’t require electricity, and has an optional water filter that is sold separately.
The Healthy Pet Water Filter is something I felt we needed in our home. We drink bottled water or filtered water from the refrigerator. There are times I don’t care for the way our city water tastes. I know if I don’t like it, the dogs aren’t going to either. Studies show that clean, odor-free filtered water entices pets to drink more. When your body is 80% water that is important. The replaceable activated carbon water filter removes chlorine, sediments and odor from their drinking water. It is healthier and more refreshing to them.
Westie drinking from PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station
Helpful Summer Tips for Your Dog
*Provide fresh clean water at all times
*Make sure they have access to shade
*Bring them inside where it is air-conditioned
*Rub them with a damp towel
*Exercise and play in the mornings or evenings when it is cooler
* If you cannot hold the back of your hand on the pavement for 5 seconds, it is too hot for your dog to walk on it.
*Carry a bottle of water and collapsible water bowl on walks.
Basset drinking from PetSafe Healthy Pet Water StationEnjoy summer, but be sure to keep your dog hydrated!
PetSafe and I want to help. I am happy to announce that we are partnering to give away a Healthy Pet Water Station to one lucky reader! If you want your pet to enjoy clean filtered water, enter below for your chance to win. Sorry, but U.S. residents only.
*I was given a PetSmart Healthy Pet Water Station in exchange for my honest review. There was no monetary compensation. Barking from the Bayou/mkclinton.com will only share information and products that we believe will benefit our audience. PetSafe is not responsible for the contents of this post. 

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  1. Ah this is a great giveaway! Especially since tap water is crap in my area. I always use bottled water.
    MaddiethePug prefers FIJI water lol.

  2. I would definitely purchase the large. My rescue pup is a large border collie/black lab mix. Water is very important, especially in this Texas summer heat!!!

  3. that water stations rock, my momma is a big fan and bought me one... but the Weimaraner said No, Thanks :o) there is no way that I use it... not even for treats... silly, huh?
    easy rider

  4. Bailie and I love to drink a lot of water, Katie, not so much. PetSafe has so many different water options, there is one for every pet, I think! We got a fountain one because of the cats, but we haven't posted about it yet.

  5. I have tried a few different kinds of these but Denny just won't go near them - he is such a creature of habit and his water has to be in his bowl. It is a pity as would love to try this as our water smells awful. The other thing with these is they are a pain to wash - a removable bowl section would be great.

  6. I have used something similar in the past and liked it!

  7. We totally need this waterstation at our house!

  8. I would need a large for my German Shepherd and Blue Heeler. My GSD is 115 lbs that's a lot of water!!

  9. Very cool giveaway! Good luck to everyone!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. There is three of us so we would probably go with the medium. What a neat product
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. We would choose the large size- Bear is a BIG drinker! PetSafe products are the best :)

    Bear & Scooter from SheSpeaksBark.com

  12. Thanks for the review guys - having plenty of water - especially in the hot summer is so important.

  13. This looks great! Our dogs are all good about drinking water. We have a fountain that we love. This one is nice though since it doesn't have to be plugged in.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. We have one of the other PetSafe fountains and we love it. :)

  15. I'd go with the large size. I have four rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds (soon to be back to five).

  16. definitely the large for my baby!

  17. Oh this sounds like a great product that I sure could use, I would need the 2.5 gal one with the three big dogs and 9 little ones ;)

  18. I would order the small PetSafe water station for my dog Valentino. This way I keep his water fresh and can easily monitor his water intake.

  19. Kilo would love this, a small would do for his size.

  20. HAH! He drinks water like a camel! As least he doesn’t drink like a fish!


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