Providing clean fresh water for our dogs and cats is one of the most important things we can do as pet owners. Just like humans, drinking enough water is essential to a pet's health. A 10 pound cat should be drinking at least one cup of water per day; and for a 40 pound dog, 4 cups of water. Here are some tips you can use to make sure your pet gets enough water and stay hydrated.
- Keep the water bowl clean and refill it often. Animals drink more water when it is fresh, as water loses oxygen the longer it sits out
- Clean the pet water bowl frequently
- Add warm water to pet's dry or canned food so that it get soupy
- Some pets prefer flowing water, in which case you can let them drink from the sink or invest in a pet drinking fountain. You can buy these at your local pet store or online starting around $30