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Showing posts with label dogs water bowl. Show all posts
Friday, August 19, 2022

Have You Checked Your Pet's Water Bowl?

What’s lurking in your pet’s water dish? This water bowl was cleaned this morning and it already has bacteria collecting. From afar, our pet water bowls may look clean, but get up close and there is hair, particles and slimy biofilm.

Pet water bowls can accumulate various forms of debris and contaminants, creating an environment that is less than ideal for their hydration. Over time, biofilm, a slimy layer of bacteria, algae, and other microorganisms, can develop on the surface of the water, making the bowl a breeding ground for potential health hazards. Additionally, pet hair, food particles, and even outdoor debris may find their way into the water, further compromising its cleanliness. It's crucial for pet owners to regularly clean and sanitize water bowls to ensure their pets have access to fresh and uncontaminated water. Proper maintenance not only prevents the growth of harmful biofilm but also promotes the overall health and well-being of our beloved companions. 

With the summer heat, our pets need fresh, clean water more than ever. It’s not enough to just refill a water bowl. Please take the extra few minutes to clean it with warm, soapy water at least once a day.