This summer I’m helping raise awareness about the importance of keeping your pet hydrated as part of PetSafe Canada‘s Pet Hydration campaign!
Did you know each day your pet needs 70 mL of water for every 1 kg they weigh? That means depending on their size, cats need at least 300 mL of water each day and dogs could need between 600 mL up to 2,500 mL!
In the summer, you have to make sure they’re getting enough water and one way to do that is with a free-flowing pet water fountain.
PetSafe Canada sent me a fountain for my pets to try. There’s a lot of benefits to pet fountains. They:
- Provide clean, filtered water that tastes better
- Inhibit bacteria growth through water movement
- And are more likely to encourage pets to drink
Thor, Loki, Olive and Artie all love free-flowing, running water. Thor and Loki will regularly drink from the sink and bath tub taps. Artie loves catching water from the hose. And Olive likes when I drip water on her after a shower.
Let’s keep our furry friends cool and comfortable (year-round, but especially in the heat of the summer!)
In addition to a fountain, you should recognize signs of dehydration in pets, including:
- Sunken eyes
- Decreased skin elasticity
- Loss of appetite
- Depression (lethargy/unusual lack of energy)
Always make sure your pets have access to water in the summer! I bring lots of water (and a travel water bottle for pets) when I take Olive and Artie for long walks (especially if it’s hot + sunny out). I make sure their hydration is handled no matter where they are – at home or when we’re out.
And now I’m excited to give you an opportunity to win a fountain to help keep your pets hydrated this summer!
** GIVEAWAY **
Enter to win a PetSafe Canada Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Pet Fountain (valued at $119.99).
Note: In order to win, you must live in the Greater Edmonton Area or be able to pick up the prize in Edmonton.
You can qualify for a chance to win a few different ways. Do one or all of the following:
- Leave a comment on this blog post telling me if your pet has any quirky behaviours or tendencies with water
- Like and Leave a comment on my Instagram post and tag a friend to spread the word about Pet Hydration
- Like and Leave a comment on my Facebook post and tag a friend to spread the word about Pet Hydration
- Retweet my tweet about Pet Hydration!
I will select a random winner across all platforms by August 4, 2017.
In the meantime, be sure to watch for signs of pet dehydration and make sure they drink lots of water this summer!
— Linda Hoang ? (@lindork) July 28, 2017
** GIVEAWAY **
Congratulations to Emily V. – the randomly selected winner of the PetSafe water fountain (pulled out of all entries from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and this blog post!)
Disclaimer: I will always provide my 100% honest opinion on this blog. I am partnering with PetSafe Canada to help raise awareness about pet hydration. This does not impact the opinions stated in this post. Olive/Artie/Thor/Loki love their new fountain and I’m passionate about keeping them happy + healthy!