Water is a crucial part of a humans and pet’s health. Like humans, animals body are about 80% water. So, most animal experts will agree that pets should be given the same quality water as humans.
Cats and dogs, the two most common pets, need fresh water and plenty of it. On a side note,
cats are very finicky about their water; they like it fresh. The longer the water sits out, the more oxygen it loses.
It doesn’t really matter what type of water is used in a pet’s bowl if the bowl is not cleaned frequently.
Bacteria can grow from mold in the air in your pet’s bowl. (That’s what those growths are!)
So, clean the bowl often and keep it filled with fresh, filtered water.
Additionally, drinking more water can also reduce urinary tract disorders in cats and dogs.
All year long, but especially during the hot season you need to make sure your pet has enough fresh water all day long. The simple solution is the pet waterer. Don’t forget to feel it when the level is low and clean the pet waterer once a week.
You can find many pet supply manufacturers offer water fountains, water filters, special bowls, special dispensers and more.
When it comes down to it though, a normal stainless steel or glass bowl filled with water from a home-filtration system works well.