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Postby Romanwild » June 27th, 2006, 3:57 pm

Let's see if one of you can answer me this.

I have used a Brita filter just for the dogs for a long time. I recently stopped and have been using tap water. There're consumption has doubled.

Is this good or bad?

Is it the chlorine?
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Postby lipshipsattitude » June 27th, 2006, 3:58 pm

I'm not sure. Could it be that its summer and getting hotter? I'm interested in this as well, very well could be chloride hopefully someone will have a answer!
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 27th, 2006, 8:55 pm

I agree it could just be because it is summer. I'd actually give Britta a call and see if they have a comment on it . If you do let us know what they say
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Postby katiek0417 » June 27th, 2006, 9:02 pm

I agree that it could just be that it's summer...you're on the east coast, so I know how much hotter it has been....

I always give my dogs filtered water...they seem to turn their noses up at anything else.

Maybe ask your vet? Has anything else changed?
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Postby Marinepits » June 27th, 2006, 9:10 pm

Do you have city water or well water?

We have well water that has a higher-than-normal concentration of salt. We use a Brita filter on the kitchen faucet and I've noticed the dogs will drink more if I fill their bowls from a faucet without the filter. Can they really tell that there is much more salt in the unfiltered water? :|
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Postby Romanwild » June 27th, 2006, 9:37 pm

I think it's salt or the clorine that causes it. It wasn't the weather.
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Postby SisMorphine » June 27th, 2006, 10:49 pm

I use Brita water and Wally rarely ever sticks his nose in the water bowl.
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Postby msvette2u » June 28th, 2006, 12:41 am

Our dogs are used to well-water and won't drink city water, they hate the smell of the chlorine. We have to take home water when we go places.
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Postby rockermom » June 28th, 2006, 9:25 am

We have town water from a well. It is treated with chlorine and does smell. No filter. before living here he would have been getting water from a great water source. Rocky does not drink much at all. I often give him ice cubes to make up for it. Maybe I should try britta. I think I have an old britta pitcher I forgot I had. Do dogs like chlorine taste smell?
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Postby SpiritFngrz » June 28th, 2006, 9:33 am

We give the filtered water out of the refrigerator tap on the front of the fridge. Never tried anything else, but interesting idea. Yah, I wonder if a higher salinity in the faucet water makes them want to drink more
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