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Monday, July 30, 2018
National Pet Hydration Month


        July is national pet hydration month. If you didn’t know, now you do! And even though July is almost over, the hot weather will continue. Proper hydration is just as important for humans as it is for pets. While water only makes up 60 percent of an adult human body, for animals, water makes up about 80 percent of their bodies. For both humans and dogs however, proper hydration is critical to avoid serious health concerns.

        According to Pet Safe, your pet needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight. That means a 50 pound dog needs at least 50 ounces of water. And 50 ounces of water is equal to about three plastic bottles of water. But, if you’re wondering how to meet your pets’ hydration needs, we’ve provided tips below on the different ways to ensure your furry friend is properly hydrated.

If you’re hitting the road, fill up re-usable water bottles at home.

        Before you head on your road trip, fill up re-usable water bottles with clean water right from your tap. This way when you stop during your trip you’ll already have clean drinking water with you.

Also, don’t forget to bring a travel water bowl.

        If you’re traveling this summer and plan on spending a lot of time on the road, bring a water dish for your pet. You can use those water bottles you filled up at home to hydrate your pet while on the road.

When you’re not on the road, wet the pet food.

        Dry pet foods only provide a small amount of hydration for your pet. Your pet does not have as many opportunities to hydrate by eating dry food. But you can add water to pet food and re-hydrate the food. This method is also beneficial for pets that don’t drink much out of water bowls.

Let’s work together to keep our furry friends hydrated!



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