July is Hydration Month! PetSafe Wants to Know:Is Your Pet Drinking Enough Water?

This is the human talking! When it comes to talking about water for HUMANS, I am an expert! Don’t think so? Ohhh wait til I tell you!

I have a condition called Medullary Sponge Kidneys, which translated, means, I have 100s of stones, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! I found out I had this condition approximately 19 years ago when I was in the throes of a kidney stone attack. (You wouldn’t know if you have this condition unless you have your stones analyzed and have XRays and ultrasounds.)

Long story short, the only way I can manage my stones is by drinking LOTS AND LOTS of water! How much do I have to drink? Ready? While you “normal” people can get by on eight, 8 oz glasses a day, I have to drink 128 ounces per day (yes you read that correctly, 128 ounces!! In hot weather I am supposed to double that). Do I do that every day? No, but I am supposed to!

Our friends at PetSafe know that it isn’t only humans like me who don’t always drink enough water, our pets often face the same challenge! Thankfully, they don’t have to drink 128 ounces of water like I do, but DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WATER YOUR PET NEEDS TO BE HYDRATED?

In honor of July being Hydration Month PetSafe has created this super infographic that lets you know how much water your pet needs and how to help them get it!

Drink up pals!!


Courtesy of PetSafe

Courtesy of PetSafe


  1. we have a big stock bucket to drink from and momwithoutpaws gives us ice cubes to crunch, plus we have two ponds to drink from.. yep it is important. Pawsome blog
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  2. Emma says:

    Bailie and I are big drinkers…of water! Katie not so much. Drinking enough water is so important for pets and for humans.
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  3. my mommas old aunt always says that to drink a lot of water efurry day helps you to stay smart… I follow her advice… and I think my mom should join our water crew…that would make some things much easier lol
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  4. we saw this info thing the other day but there is no way my boys would drink the recommended amount they say – not even between them – we wondered how they worked out that amount
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  5. Always a great reminder. In addition to their water bowl I feel like Eko and Penny also drink half of Lake Michigan over the course of the summer.

  6. We make sure our Little Bit has fresh water no matter where we are. Always. She comes first.

    Have a woof woof day Dakota. My best to your wonderful mom. 🙂
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  7. Our dogs have several places to get drinks. With five of them, I’m not sure who is drinking what, but it’s always offered. That fountain looks really cool!
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  8. Good reminder! Our heat index hit 117 yesterday, and today is supposed to be just as hot. We were done with our road march by 0700 and now we’re chilling out in the Air Conditioning!
    Stay cool!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher
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  9. We are giving away a PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station! Staying hydrated is so important especially in our hot humid summers. I have had one kidney stone and cannot imagine have several all the time. Ouch! Drink your water. ♥
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  10. Love this infographic! Thanks for sharing!
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  11. Mum always makes sure we have enough water, we even get a bowl in her bedroom at night.
    Dip and Elliot x
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  12. If I am made of 80% water, if you stick a pin in me (or needle) why do I bleed blood and not water?? 🙂

  13. We came here hoping that you were giving away one of their fountains! Thanks for the info anyway! Love Dolly

  14. Drink, lap, lick, slurp!!

    Yup, we drink up here too:))

  15. Clowie says:

    I drink a lot of water. It’s important to always have water available. I don’t know why, but the cats prefer to drink from my water bowl!
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  16. Ludo says:

    Thank you for doing this post. I don’t think Ludo drinks enough at all, especially when we are not at home. He always thinks i’m going to pour water on him from the containers.
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  17. great infographic pinned it
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  18. Monika says:

    Great graphics and info. My daughter suffers from kidney stones so I know what you go through. Thank you for sharing. 😉
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  19. With this extreme heat – all the posts about hydration we can write – the better. I’m also monitoring their time outside, it’s just that hot lately. Nice job,

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