Your fish swim in it, your dogs lap it up, and your cats just might recoil from it … water. While some people think of pets as animals, those like us view them as part of the family. When you think about the lengths you go to in order to provide healthy food and cleaner water for the human members of your family, don’t you want to extend the same kind of care to your finned and furry kids? Of course you do! One of the things the SpringWell team is passionate about is health — for humans, canines, felines, and other family members; here are some facts about how your water source could be harming the health of your pets and what you can do to prevent it.
The Bad News
There are a number of reasons you might want to reconsider giving your pets tap water:
- The chlorine in tap water is linked to cancer, which is a leading cause of death among both cats and dogs.
- Human or mammal, chlorine is also known to dry out both the skin and hair, making for itchy people and pets.
- Deemed acceptable for humans, the levels of fluoride in tap water may be toxic to house pets, potentially causing compromised bone health.
- The chemicals in tap water changes the flavor of water, making it less desirable to your pets.
The Good News
You can easily improve the quality of the water your family enjoys, whether they have zero, two, or four legs. A SpringWell whole-house filtration system can address chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that keep tap water from being healthy. If you’re interested in providing your household with healthier, great-tasting water, contact us today; we have over 20 years experience with water quality and believe that every family should have access to great water.