Monday, July 13, 2015

Drink to Your Pet’s Health this Summer - Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
 
Did you know that your pet needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day? Or that many pets instinctively prefer to drink moving water? To help educate pet parents about the importance of proper pet hydration, PetSafe® brand is sponsoring Pet Hydration Awareness Month in July. “These hot summer days can cause even the healthiest of pets to suffer from dehydration, heat stroke or sunburn,” said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems® Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand. “Therefore, it’s extremely important that pet parents take extra precautionary steps to help keep their pets healthy and hydrated this summer.” Essential to a pet’s overall health and well-being, water supports vital organ functions and is responsible for important bodily functions including digestion and waste removal. Unlike human bodies, which are made up of 55-60 percent water, a pet’s body is made up of 80 percent water, and can result in serious health issues if a pet becomes dehydrated.

To help pet parents understand the health risks of dehydration, PetSafe brand has developed an infographic outlining important facts about pets and proper hydration. The infographic illustrates the recommended daily water intake for pets – one ounce per pound of body weight – as well as the steps to take if a pet becomes dehydrated.

“Dehydration occurs when fluid levels drop to less than normal, due to either reduced water intake or increased fluid loss,” Wallace said. “Always make sure your pet has access to plenty of clean, fresh water, especially when traveling or exercising with your pet, or whenever they’re outside for any period of time.”

Another way to ensure pets are receiving enough clean, fresh water daily is with the use of a pet fountain. Some pets, specifically cats, prefer to drink from a moving water source. Giving pets filtered, oxygenated water entices them to drink more and get the proper hydration that is essential to their health.

PetSafe brand is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe brand is owned by Radio Systems® Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.
I knew that my pet needed plenty of water every day but I didn't know that the guideline was one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day.  I also wasn't aware of the benefits of a pet fountain.  I learned that fountains constantly circulate and filter the water so it stays cleaner and tastes fresher.  I had been using a stainless steel water bowl for my dog but recently received the Drinkwell Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Fountain by PetSafe and Helen has been happily drinking out of it.

Inside of pet fountain
 
This particular pet fountain model is intended for indoor household use or seasonal outdoor use.  It comes with a bowl with pump, a cord with anti-bite cover, float valve, charcoal filter, indoor plugs and washers, foam filter, and hose quick connectors. 
 
The charcoal filter is meant to remove bad tastes and odors, while the foam filter traps larger debris before it reaches the pump.

Helen drinking out of her pet fountain
 
The pet fountain itself requires some assembly.  The instructions were handy, but they're important to read thoroughly.  Some of the pieces are for indoor use and some are for outdoor use. 
 
Although we've had the pet fountain outside a couple of times, it's been mostly inside.  Outside, it gets connected to a garden hose.  A continuous, quiet stream of water flows out so Helen can get a fresh drink when she wants.  Once she learned what the pet fountain was all about, Helen was very eager to drink out of it.  I like it better than a standard water bowl and I'm pretty sure she does too.
 
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One person will win a Drinkwell Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Fountain. (ARV $99.99)

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60 comments:

VickeC said...

I have 2 pets,,a 5 lb dog named peanut and a 25 lb cat named Bugg

jbmthill said...

Oh my God, my cat would go crazy for this, I know people are thinking DOG for this but my cat goes crazy for running water. He sits in the bath tub waiting for you to turn it on for him! He runs and cries when you get a glass of water from the sink. crazy. I have 2 black rescue cats, kept their original names, JoJo and BoBo, brothers.

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Michele P. said...

His name is Stubby because he has a stub tail lol. He is also a cat that loves to drink running water from the faucet so this would be perfect.

Candice said...

I have 3 dogs. Their names are Ramsey, Bailey, and Abbey.

Shelley P said...

I have a Spaniel mix named Kandy and a Terrier mix named Ella.

Charlene E said...

I have 5 cats and a rabbit . My cats are named Tater, Booble, Michonne, Clementine, and MoJo Jackson. My bunny is names Tokki (that is rabbit in Korean).

Amanda Kinder said...

I have 3 kitties: Brother- (Siamese mix), Smokie- girl(Tortoiseshell), and Princess (gray Tabby).

Romeo said...

In this case, I may give this to my neighbor of whom has underwent a operation that might have her needing assistance upon her coming home. In this case I want to make it easy for her and her pets. If I actually win this prize would surely mean a lot to my family and her. That's why I think her pets, that are siblings, named Romeo & Juliet will be excited with their new fountain. In addition it will be the talk of the neighborhood as they will be coming to welcome her home. And I will share with them how to obtain one for themself!

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Renee said...

My cat's name is Cheeto and he would either love this or running shrieking from the room because of this. I really hope I win so I can find out :)

AnnaZed said...

My sweet rescue dog is Mike, or Señor Mike the Senior Dog, a Chihuahua/Corgi mix.
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AnnaZed said...

**Yike** I put my answer in the wrong place and apparently you can't edit on Rafflecopter anymore!

Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/620677357259501568

Then I put this explanation on the wrong page! Sorry! (I think I need some coffee)

Kristin said...

I knew they made these for cats but did not know they made them for dogs. My dog would love this.

Jennifers Deals said...

I have one pet that I have for many years now. I got our kitten when my daughters were really young like 2 or 3. Well they named him big kitty and it stuck lol.

kellyr78 said...

We have a dog named Molly and a cat named Buddy.

Ken Ohl said...

our little guy is ki ki. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Kim said...

My thirsty little darlings are Junebug, Muffin, Piper Jean, Lola, Loki and Tigger.

Mammamayor said...

My furnaces name is Allie natbelinsky@verizon.net

abedabun dawn said...

My little old ladies (chihuahuas) are Sandy and Daisy. My little man (chihuahua) is Sam. My husbands side kick as he calls him, is Daego (red healer).

Joel said...

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Miss Tara said...

My indoor kitty is Ellie, but I also take care of seven outdoor porch cats. Ellie loves drinking from the faucet, so she would love this! :)

Melissa Storms said...

I would love to have this for my dogs Bear, an Australian shepherd and Peanut a Chihuahua.

MamaStace said...

Her name is Lucey, she's a Beagle!

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Julie said...

teddy is my puppy's name

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Xty C said...

Her name is Charm

Rebecca Orr said...

This would be awesome for my kitty Nienna.

KJ Skib said...

I have a doggy named Papa Bear Halas and a cat named Sammi

jakiesmom said...

James

Karen Nadeau said...

I have to beautiful kittens and their names are Sparky and Sparkles. My girls named them and of course they are brother and sister.

Chris DeHart said...

Garfield our stay kitty we took in. It's our first cat.

rubynreba said...

Our cats are Ruby and Reba.

Becky Lyon said...

Ozzie aka Big Ball of Ugly

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I have a cat named Mrs. Rumsfield....and a chihuahua named Jorge'.

Shakeia Rieux said...

We have a dog named Boots

Joan Kubes said...

My pet is named Captain and he drinks out of the toilet, so this would great to get him to stop.

Daniel Scott said...

We have two rescue dogs, Artie and Kouga. Artie is a golden retriever mix and Kouga is an Alaskan Malamute mix.

Nancy said...

Our daughter's dog is named Georgie.

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Anne said...

Our dog's name is Otis. Sadly, we just lost our cat a couple of weeks ago, so Otis is the only fur-beast in the house right now. More attention for him, though, which he's loving.

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♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

I have three Boston Terriers! Their names are Oreo, Daisy, and Coco.

Leela said...

Santa's Little Helper.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

My dog's name is Rudy and my cat's name is JoJo
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skkorman said...

I have a kitty-boy named Joey!

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dlhaley said...

My daughter's dog name is Snow.

James Robert said...

I have a German Shepherd names Colt

dookiepookiebear said...

My cat's name is Maleficent, she is my baby

Breanne said...

My dog's name is Tromeo.

Julie said...

We have a dog named Tucker :)

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AngelWinner said...

We have three dogs named, Hershey, Marlyn and Willis.

Melinda Stephens said...

We have four cats: Sofie, Spook, Kitty, and DOS.

LesleyfromWI said...

I have 2 dogs named Sasha & Strider

Heather! said...

I don't refer to him as a 'pet' (I dislike that word), but I do have my dog Jack. He's awesome!

Ty Beth said...

We have 3 dogs. Buddy, Maya and Della.

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SB said...

My dog's name is Bella

banks_family_5 said...

I have a dog named Dre & a cat named Cattle :) (Tiffany Banks)

Amanda Tempel said...

I have a lot of pets! My dogs are Wilbur and Necco, and my cats are, Noob, Shadow and Sacagawea : )

Tylerpants said...

My dogs are Tyler and Maggie. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

My little guy is named Ash

Karla R. said...

We have a bull terrier that is named Cake.

lilyk said...

Tiger