All living beings require water; living cells consist primarily of water and water is used in most bodily functions. Water allows for the flow and absorption of nutrients. Water allows your pooch to maintain a cool temperature. And water lubricates your pooches’ joints. Ensuring that your dog has enough water is one of the most important ways to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy.
Water is one of the more easily neglected needs of a dog. As moisture is constantly lost from any living body, your dog will need to drink often to replenish his water supply.
Clean, clear water, therefore, needs to be provided at all times. Failing this, your dog may become dehydrated. If you’re traveling with your pet, make sure to bring a water bowl and enough water with you. The best dog waterers make keeping your pooch hydrated a simple task.
Some dogs may be picky about their water, and keeping the water supply clean can be a challenge. One way to help your dog drink more water is to have a water source that flows.
Flowing water signals to animals a fresh supply of water, since naturally, flowing water is fresh and standing pools are stagnant. If your water supply is moving, your pet will be attracted to it.
You can check for dehydration in your dog easily in two places. The first is in their mouth: dry or pale gums indicate dehydration. You can also gently pull up a flap of loose skin, usually over the shoulder. If, on releasing it, the skin flaps returns to its original position, your dog is fine. If the skin flap stays pulled up or moves back slowly, there may be cause for concern. A dehydrated dog will be a sickly-looking dog.
You also need to take heed to the cleanliness of the bowl. Germs can congregate on your pet’s water bowl. This is especially true if the water bowl is too small.
Make sure the water bowl you pick is a little oversized and that you clean it often. If you notice a film on the bowl, it’s already filthy. A dirty water bowl means disease so keeping the bowl clean is as important as providing clean water.
Here are three of the best dog waterers on the market which you may consider to help keep your pooch well-watered: