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Why boiled water?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by yoel, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    I have read and heard many a person say they have their dog drink boiled water... What is the advantage of this? Boiled tap water??
     
  2. jetson

    jetson Big Dog

    google it.....tap has stuff in the water....destroys anything in it so bascially u makin ur on pure water from boiling it
     
  3. Jrouble

    Jrouble Big Dog

    Cheapest way to purify water. End of story.
     
  4. I second that. Unless you want to buy a britta filter...:mad:
     
  5. Dreamer

    Dreamer Big Dog

    I've read about boiled water in some of the old keeps, but I don't believe it is really necessary unless you know of some specific bacteria in the water which is detrimental to the dogs...I would think if YOU can drink the tap water, the dogs can!


    Dreamer
     
  6. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    I have the Brita pitcher. You replace the filter maybe once every 3 or 4 months. I had to do this because my dog got a kidney stone that had to be removed and the tap water might have contributed to him getting the stone.
     
  7. Jrouble

    Jrouble Big Dog

    Tap water contains fluoride, trace elements of copper, iron and zinc plus some other substances in levels that aren't healthy, or safe for your dogs (depending on where you live). Thats why its worth boiling it ;)
     
  8. labulldoger

    labulldoger Top Dog

    i use to feed 30 grown dogs i would have been a boiling fool.. lol
     
  9. peppapig

    peppapig Banned

    only time ive ever boiled water for feed is ive been mixing with something....not for drinking water....like was said....its mainly to do with purifying....different places have different contents in the water supply........im sure tho in beverly hills the apbt has some evian water flowing lovely from its tap......lmao.....:D
     
  10. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

    Thanks everyone, I thought it might be for purification purposes!
     
  11. synno2004

    synno2004 Top Dog

    Installing a RO system. Only way to fly!
    But we dont want to get into waters PH level parameters. Thats a whole new discussion ;)
     
  12. jetson

    jetson Big Dog

    yea if u travel to different states like to florida were i recomend u drink only bottle water if u dont live there or u will have montezumas revenge sittin on the toilet for days lmao!!
     
  13. boiled water want put the extra fat on them they use it in keeps so they want gain water weight
     
  14. rallyracer

    rallyracer CH Dog


    water wont put "fat" on anything
    the only way boiled water will help prevent "water weight" is the fact that the sodium is boiled out of it, but even that is a stretch, as water weight is merely the extra absorbtion of fluid around the body's cells
     
  15. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Top Dog

    I guess my pets are spoiled. :o They drink Ozarka water, lmao.
     
  16. Jelet

    Jelet Banned

    ^ I give my dog bottled water to... I mean. I get like 24 bottles of water which cost me $4.00 + tax . And it lasts me for 3 weeks. The reason; I received a letter in the mail which said the chlorine levels were extremely high and no one should be drinking it. It said the levels were at 8. And normally it is a 3. I have no clue if they ever fixed it, but doesn't matter. Four dollars + tax for 3 weeks is not going to kill my wallet. So I plan to have my dog on bottled water for life.
     
  17. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Top Dog

    We have 5 gallons of Ozarka water shipped to us every month so we share with the pets. They both have health issues and I feel that tap water would contribute to it or at least prevent the issues from getting better.
     
  18. AGame

    AGame CH Dog

    well i use tap water only when we havent had alot of rain but the majority of the time i have 4 55 gallon barrels with a screen on the top that i collect rain water in cheap and easy just my 2 cents
     
  19. rallyracer

    rallyracer CH Dog



    fyi-you have to be carefull even w/ botttled water. little known to many folks-but most bottled water is merely tap water.
    if it is infact Spring water, the source spring must be on the label
     
  20. Jelet

    Jelet Banned

    I did not know that, but nonetheless I buy "Poland Spring", so I am all good. And on the label it says the sources are Bradbury spring, white cedar spring, spruce spring, garden spring etc... But if poland spring water is ever out of stock at walmart, ill be sure to check out the label-- if i get another brand.
     

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