Drinkwell® Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

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Drinkwell® Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

Drinkwell Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

I am so excited to share about this Drinkwell Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Fountain. Our front yard has absolutely no shade, so when I let the dogs out it is to do business only. The front yard is fenced, and I have a water bucket out there but the water gets so hot and is not fresh due to this extremely hot summer. My husband just recently finished our back deck with a roof, and rails. I call it the puppy playpen. The dogs will now run straight to the back door and drink water from the Drinkwell Everflow Fountain.

FOUNTAIN

This amazing fountain keeps water fresh ,and it is connected to the water hose so it stays full. When connected to the water hose, it automatically refills with fresh clean water. The built-in circulator improves aeration and helps filter trap more dirt and debris. This fountain holds 1.5 gallons of water. This is the perfect size for my four Labradors. You may use inside or outside. I keep mine outside, if I had it inside I would be cleaning up water off my floor daily.

“Our pets need one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day,” said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand. “Proper hydration plays a big role in a pet’s health, and can save pet parents a trip to their vet’s office.”

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Similar to humans, the bodies of our pets consist of mostly water, making proper daily water intake extremely important. Proper hydration can help pets with things like:

  • Preventing urinary tract infections and urinary disease. Unlike the food humans eat, dry dog and cat foods have very low moisture levels. If a pet doesn’t drink a lot of water from its bowl, consider adding water to their dry food or incorporating wet food into their diet. Cats with low water intake may experience urinary tract infections, or even urinary stones and crystals that can cause urethral obstruction.
  • Aiding with energy levels and temperature regulation. Water helps pets convert fat to energy. If a pet drinks enough water throughout the day they will have the energy to play outside or go on a walk. Water intake also cools the body and helps them maintain a consistent and normal body temperature.
  • Speeding recovery time from sickness or surgery. Drinking water can help promote healthy kidney function and flush toxins from their bodies. This is important after a bout of sickness or during the recovery process after a major surgery.

The 411 on Pet Dehydration
“Dehydration occurs when the fluids in a pet’s body drops to less than normal, often due to either reduced water intake or increased loss of fluid,” said Sarah Beene, category manager for PetSafe brand water and feed solutions. “It’s important for pet parents to know the symptoms of dehydration that can occur not just during the hot summer months, but all year round.”

Common symptoms include:

  • 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 a pet parent suspects that their pet might be dehydrated, they should take him or her to a veterinarian immediately where they can monitor the pet closely and administer IV fluids. To help pet parents learn more about how to administer a test to see if a pet is dehydrated, PetSafe brand has developed a how-to video.

What type of water fountain do you use for your pets?

 

 

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