The hot topic of the day when it comes to dogs usually has to do with diet. Every article relates to what we feed our dogs, yet no one ever seems to talk about the importance of the water that we give them. We always address this when we are delivering a personal protection dog, since it isn’t a topic that seems to get much press, if any.
It has been my experience that dogs are best served by receiving non-chlorinated water. Not only is there the elimination of unnecessary chemicals introduced into your canine’s system, but it may extend the life of the dog; often by years.
Command Control K9 is fortunate to have a well on its 105 acre, state-of-the-art facility. However, we realize that not everyone is so fortunate. The good news is that there are several other options. Many of my clients purchase a water filter that can either be attached to your faucet, or to the top of a pitcher. Another method involves leaving tap water in a bucket for 24 hours with an air stone for aeration. Leaving the water in the sun also removes the chlorine. Lastly, non-chlorinated water is available for purchase at your local grocery store.
Personal protection dogs are a big investment. Giving your dog non-chlorinated water is one small way to increase the life span of your German shepherd, Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd. Our dogs not only protect us but are part of the family too.