Olive here! I’m dropping in today to let you know just how important it is for us kitties to keep hydrated. Did you know that July is Pet Hydration Month? Well, it is! And PetSafe® Brand wants all humans to know what dehydration symptoms to watch for as well as tips to keep pets properly hydrated.
So, come on, let’s find out together! And stay tuned for our giveaway at the end of the post!
Symptoms of Dehydration
According to PetSafe, these are the common symptoms to watch for regarding pet dehydration:
- 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 you suspect that your pet is dehydrated, be sure to take them to the vet!
Tips for Staying Hydrated
Yuck, right?! Who wants to be dehydrated? So, now that we know what to watch out for, let’s find out how to avoid that in the first place. Here are some helpful tips for our human servants parents.
- Your pet needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. This amount may increase based on the activity level of your pet or any existing health conditions.
- Provide clean water at all times and change it frequently to ensure freshness. Also, don’t forget to wash your pet’s bowl every day to prevent bacteria from forming.
- Bring extra water when you’re traveling or exercising with your pet.
- Anytime your pet is outside, whether it is for a few minutes or a full afternoon, always make sure they have plenty of water.
PetSafe Brand Fountains to the Rescue
Okay, so all those tips are well and good. But how do you get your pet to actually drink more water? In our house, Sophie can be seen at the water bowl most often. But not all cats like to drink from a bowl; they may prefer circulated or flowing water. That’s where PetSafe comes in!
They have created a line of pet fountains to encourage your furry ones to drink more water. The PetSafe Brand fountains are stylish, easy to clean, and low-maintenance. The fountains are also important for pet health, as they can help prevent urinary and kidney diseases by encouraging your pet to drink more water.
PetSafe has an entire line of fountains to choose from. So, you’re almost sure to find one you like!
PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Pet Fountain
PetSafe sent us the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Pet Fountain to try out and we love it! It’s super stylish and Mom picked out a color that goes with our living room decor. PetSafe says this about the Pagoda fountain: “The Pagoda fountain continuously recirculates 70 ounces of fresh, filtered water. Best of all, the stylish ceramic design is easy to clean and looks great in your home. The upper and lower dishes provide 2 drinking areas for pets, and the dual free-falling streams keep water tasting fresh, which encourages your pet to drink more.”
Guess what! You could win the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Pet Fountain for yourself! Simply enter a blog comment below and then enter the giveaway. Good luck, kitties!
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who reside in the 48 contiguous states, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. One winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5:00pm Pacific.
Do your cats drink lots of water? Would they benefit from a pet drinking fountain?