Tips for Summer Hydration
Hydrated, happier and healthier pets. We all know the importance of hydration for people and pets. Yet, some pets are picky drinkers, shy away from water or just don't realize when they're dehydrated. Here's our favorite tips to entice your pet to stay hydrated.
Hydration for Dogs Away from Home
- Get a collapsible bowl or portable water bottle for car rides, walks and grand adventures.
- Add an extra incentive to the water, like bone broth or goat's milk.
- Reward your dog with small treats or praise after drinking from a portable water bottle or bowl.
8 Tips for Keeping Cats Hydrated
- Keep water fresh. Change the water frequently and also clean out your cat's water dish. Cats will naturally avoid stagnant water or old water.
- Cool down your cat's water. Try adding ice cubes to water if it's heating up too quickly.
- Share with your cat. Sometimes cats want to drink out of your water cup. Pour them their own fresh cup.
- Try a new bowl. Cats don't always like their whiskers touching the edge of the bowl, so try different shapes, depths or materials.
- Place multiple water bowls around your cat's most traveled areas. This reminds your cat to drink often.
- Try filtered water or water straight from the tap. Cats can detect the differences and may prefer one or the other.
- Flavor your cat's water with a bone broth for cats. Make sure to follow guidelines on keeping bone broth at room temperate, as it can spoil quickly.
- Add canned or raw food to their diet. With the higher water content, it's an easy way to increase your cat's water intake.