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The Importance of Hydration and Your Pet

Hydration and Your Pet
  • 25 May 2017
  • Pet Wants

Pet Wants was founded around the idea of providing pets with the nutrition they need to enjoy the highest quality of life. By giving your pet great food and proper hydration every day, you can help it truly thrive and feel amazing. We put a lot of care into the ingredients we use in all our pet food blends, along with the recipes we use for each one. The result is wonderful pet food that’s all-natural and enhanced with added vitamins and minerals. While nutrition is a very important component of a happy and healthy life, there are several other elements that matter quite a bit as well.

One of those elements is exercise. Although dogs and cats have different exercise requirements, and different breeds have specific exercise needs, the most important thing is to help your pet be active every day. In addition to being essential for a pet’s physical health, daily exercise is key for mental well-being. Another important element of the health equation for pets is proper hydration. Since this is an issue that doesn’t always get as much attention as it deserves, we want to dive into the specifics of why it really is so important.

Why Hydration Matters So Much for Pets

Summer is the time of year when pet hydration tends to get the most attention. When it’s hot out we generally notice our pets drinking more, but proper hydration plays an important role in a pet’s well-being all year long. On a cellular level, water is essential for moving nutrients in and out of cells. When a pet is eating a well-balanced diet but isn’t properly hydrated, it may not be able to fully absorb all of those essential nutrients.

Water also plays a big role in digestion,regulating body temperature, and also helps to protect the lubrication and health of a pet’s joints.

How to Make Hydration a Priority

The most important thing you can do is provide your pet with consistent access to a clean bowl of water. You should also watch its drinking habits so you’ll have a baseline of your pet’s hydration needs. Then if you ever notice a major change and are able to rule out the weather as the cause, it’s worth taking your pet to the vet for a checkup to ensure there’s not any kind of underlying health issue.

For more information on pets or to try one of our nutritious formulas, please contact Pet Wants WNY at (716)245-1378.