KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 16, 2015) – 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.
For more information about proper pet hydration, please visit www.petsafe.net/water.
About PetSafe® brand
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. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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