ADEQUATE HYDRATION FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

Cats prefer the constant trickle of water from a fountain
Photo Credit: TrainSimFan

Simply said, without water there is no life! We and our companion animals need it to stay alive.

Water is a vital commodity that regulates body temperature, transports nutrients via the bloodstream, eliminates waste and toxins, supports the organs (which includes the skin) and assists in every single one of the body’s complex functions.

HYDRATING NATURALLY
Animals in the wild obtain most of the water they need to maintain their basic body functions from the different kind of foods that they eat. For carnivores, this comes from their prey.

Likewise, the dogs and cats that share our lives should be hydrated to a large extent by the food we give them but very often they are not. A diet of dark meat, chicken and fish has an abundance of moisture whereas it is obviously lacking in dry food.

HOW MUCH WATER TO DRINK?
Most dogs should drink between half an ounce and 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight daily.

A cat of average size and weight will need between 5 and 10 ounces of water per day.

Then there are those that require higher intake than this, namely,

  • puppies and kittens
  • toy breed dogs
  • brachycephalic breeds (flat-faced) dogs and cats
  • senior dogs and cats
  • pets with certain medical conditions

KITTIES ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT. BUT WHO KNEW!
When they are thirsty enough, kitties will drink from a water bowl. However, they much prefer the constant trickle of this vital liquid when it comes from a pet water fountain, as you can well see from the photo.

Together, let’s keep our precious pets healthy, happy and safe!

2 thoughts on “ADEQUATE HYDRATION FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

  1. As the founder of Clear Conscience Pet and the inventor of SuperGravy, I have been a voice for proper hydration of our companion animals for many years now. The problem is that just putting a lot of water next to a bowl of dry food does not really accomplish natural cellular level hydration the way eating moist food does. If an animal is eating food that has moisture incorporated into it, that moisture is used more effectively by the body rather than being excreted very quickly.
    SuperGravy acts as an “interface” between water and kibble, allowing moisture to infuse kibble much more effectively. Adding the SuperGravy mix with water and thoroughly hydrating kibble allows essential moisture to infiltrate the outer layer of kibble for far better digestion. This completely natural CleanLabel product is grain-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and made only some whole food ingredients with no synthetics whatsoever. It’s also very low in calories at less than 20 calories per recommended serving so therefore helps to increase dogs enjoyment tremendously without anywhere near the calories of adding canned food or other products, including people food, to dry kibble. SuperGravy genuinely transforms hard-to-digest dry kibble into a deliciously nutritious moist hydrated meal. Whether or not you use our product, as a 27 year naturally- focused animal nutritionist, I implore you to take this seriously and start hydrating your dogs at the molecular level by feeding moistened food, not just supplying water along with dry food. http://www.SuperGravy. com

    1. Thank you so much, Anthony, for sharing your work. This is a very important benefit for all pets that are fed kibble (dry food) which, obviously, has no hydrating qualities. And, congratulations on all the awards you’ve received for your products.

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