We all know the importance of staying hydrated, but sometimes regular water isn’t enough to beat the summer heat. Luckily for you and your four-legged friend, there are different ways to make hydrating fun. Give one of these a try the next time you or your pet need to quench your thirst.
Make the water more exciting
People have numerous options for drinking water, including flavored and sparkling water, but your pet can’t just pop open a can. Instead, you can infuse their water with juice from some pet-safe fruits—including strawberries, pineapples, and raspberries—that will add a bit of flavor and nutrition to their drink. You can also add some pet-safe broth, perhaps freezing it so they have a chilled bowl of flavored water to enjoy on a hot summer’s day.
Make hydration a treat
When you’re looking for a refreshing treat, try reaching for ice pops. They’re a tasty way for both you and your four-legged friend to stay hydrated. You can make a dog-friendly ice pop by blending a banana, peanut butter, and water and then freezing the mixture in an ice-cube tray or Popsicle mold. Or you can blend up and freeze some seedless watermelon slices, which are safe for cats and dogs in small portions and on rare occasions. Make ice pops for you and your pet to enjoy side by side.
Make staying hydrated fun
The summer is a good time to get outside and engage in water activities to help you and your pet cool off. As a bonus, being active will make you both thirstier and you’ll drink more water. So break out the water hose or buy an inflatable pool, and have some fun. And if your pet isn’t a fan of water, try playing a game inside like bouncing a ball, which will get them up and moving around. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to have some water bottles and bowls nearby since you’ll both need them.
With these tips, you and your pet can stay hydrated while having fun in the summertime heat.
This article was prepared by ReminderMedia.
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