Humans certainly benefit from drinking filtered water, but what about our furry friends?

even pets can tell the difference

Our pets are sensitive to various known water contaminants just like we are. So do they need filtered water too?  

Some may argue that dogs, in particular, have stomachs of steel. They do eat their own droppings after all! However, this doesn't necessarily transfer to their sensitivity to various water contaminants. 

 Just like humans, animals rely on hydration to maintain proper functioning of their bodies. Water helps them to carry important nutrients into and out of the cells in their body. It also helps them to regulate body temperature, lubricate their joints, improve cognitive function, and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Just like with our bodies, every important bodily function requires water. So keeping our pets hydrated is just as important as keeping ourselves hydrated. 

 Animals have a keener sense of smell than we do as humans, so it's possible they may be off put by the smells of various contaminants like chlorine where we may not notice. 

 Even team members here at Epic report their pets steer clear of tap water and can't seem to get enough of the filtered water. 

 Ultimately, we all care deeply for our pets and want them to be healthy and happy. If you notice your pet isn't too excited about drinking water, try giving them filtered water.

Maybe it's time to get our pets in on the trend.