July is Pet Hydration Month and we have partnered with the PetSafe® Brand for the third time to bring you a #sponsored review on another one of their water fountains. In the past we have also tried the Pagoda® as well as the Everflow®, but due to our evacuation last year from the wildfire we had to discard both. You can find these past reviews in our review gallery located on our home page. Now, Do you really know how much water your pet should be drinking? Do you know the common signs of pet dehydration? Where can you get your paws on one of these neat fountains? Don’t worry, we have got you covered.
Product Reviewed: PetSafe® Drinkwell® Outdoor Dog Fountain
Did you know that to keep your pet properly hydrated, they should be drinking 1oz of water per 1lb of body weight. For Rolo that’s 12.5 cups of water he needs to consume. On top of that, Rolo’s Epilepsy medication makes him have an increased thirst as well! There is no doubt in my mind that Rolo is drinking his fair share of water during the day. Watch the video below to see in perspective, how much Rolo should be drinking. Just an FYI the sound in the background is actually my air conditioner outside(it’s HOT here in Fort McMurray). The fountain is very calming & relaxing to listen to.
Why do we love the PetSafe® Brand fountains? First off they are easy to clean (dishwasher safe, yes! – minus the pump), hygienic, affordable, filter the water, plus they look cool! Not to mention they definitely encourage your pet to drink more water! Have you ever taken your pet for a walk near a stream or lake and they are drawn to drink from it? Yup that’s Rolo. He loves water that is moving! He may not know how to swim, but he’s in there fetching himself some water. Pet fountains do just that, simulate moving water.
Do you know the common dehydration symptoms? Here’s what to look for in your pet:
♦ Vomiting and/or diarrhea ♦ Lack of energy ♦ Excessive and ongoing panting ♦ Loss of appetite ♦ Sunken and/or dry eyes ♦ Dry and sticky gums ♦ Loss of skin elasticity (when pulled or moved, the skin will not go back to its original place)
**If you suspect your pet is dehydrated, don’t wait. Please consult/visit your local veterinarian.
Now let’s get to chatting about this actual fountain. It’s the biggest one I have ever seen and hey I do love that it just happens to match my outside patio furniture and area rug! This fountain is meant for homes with large breed dogs, big drinkers or multiple pet homes. There are two 1-gallon reservoirs at the back of the fountain that have handles and clear strips along the sides so you can check the water levels. In total it can hold a whopping 3.5 gallons of water. In perspective, 3.5 gallons is equal to 56 cups. With a dog like Rolo (100lbs) he should be drinking 12.5 cups a day, so likely this would last him almost 5 days! Talk about time saved on the refills! If you happen to have a “chewer” at home this comes with a cord cover. We love this product, as well as the other ones we have also reviewed. They are great for motivating your pet to drink more. #RoloApproved & #DogMomApproved
PetSafe Brand has also created this awesome infograph for July’s Pet Hydration Month.
Want to get your paws on a pet fountain? Click the Let’s Shop button below to be brought right to their shopping page, where you can shop through all of the fountains they have to offer.
Disclaimer: Confessions of a Rescue Mom received a Drinkwell Outdoor Fountain from PetSafe Brand for posting an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are our own and were not influenced in any way. There was no monetary compensation.
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