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4 Easy Ways To Keep Dogs Hydrated In The Summer

4 easy ways to keep dogs hydrated this summer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Primo® but My Brown Newfies only shares information with their readers that they think is of importance to them.

Summer can be a dangerous time of year for dogs especially when the heat rises and humidity sets in. 

With two senior dogs, one with a critical illness, summer is especially worrisome to me and making sure they are cool, hydrated and healthy is a top priority. 

If they get dehydrated it’s a trickle-down effect to other health issues and that is not something we want at this stage in life!

Here are a few ways that we manage hydration during the summer months

Offer several water bowls throughout the house and outside for your dog 

This is especially important for senior dogs or dogs that have mobility issues.

We have a total of six water stations in our house and outside. That’s three bowls per dog.

We have a regular stainless steel bowl in the kitchen. 

We have a water station in the family room.

Also, we have two stainless steel water bowls in the basement, a stainless steel bowl outside and a dog water fountain outside. 

Basically, the boys have some sort of water station everywhere that they spend the most time. 

Offer ice cubes

Ice cubes are a great way to keep dogs hydrated in between trips to the water bowl. 

They’re cool and refreshing and many dogs will think that they’re getting a special treat. 

Take water with you on outings

Since dogs don’t sweat like humans do and they can overheat quickly, it’s important to make sure that they stay hydrated during summer activities.

Make sure to bring plenty of water with you when out on walks or traveling in the car.

We like to fill up portable water bottles with 1/2 water and 1/2 ice whenever we take Sherman and Leroy out in the summer. 

Offer quality, purified, cold water

On a warm summer day, you want something refreshing and not lukewarm.

Your dog does too so make sure you’re refilling water bowls often and wiping out any debris, especially for outside water dishes.

I love our new Primo Deluxe Top Loading Water Dispenser with Pet Station because of this!

It offers fresh cold water to Sherman and Leroy and the rest of the family with just a push of a button!

one of the ways we keep our dogs hydrated during the summer months is with fresh, cold water from our Primo Top Loading Water Dispenser with Pet Station

The Deluxe Top Loading Water Dispenser with Pet Station features a really cool flex design that allows you to install the pet bowl on the front, right or left side of your water cooler, fitting virtually anywhere in your home while providing easy access for your cat or dog.

The pet bowl has a removable basin that you can take out and wash too!

It’s easy to dispense and with the push of a button, you can choose whether to dispense refreshing water into the dog bowl, cold water into your own glass or even hot water into your coffee mug! We fill all our dog bowls up with the Primo dispenser.


Having a dog with IBD, it’s super important that Leroy has access to fresh, clean water that he wants to drink. 

We had a little scare back during the Polar Vortex which made this mission even clearer to me. 

A water pipe broke down the road leaving us with unsafe drinkable water for three days. 

I was in a panic because by the time we received the mandatory boil alert I had already filled the dog’s water bowls and they had both taken several sips. 

I quickly dumped the water and got to boiling. 

I had a few bottles of water on hand but definitely not enough to hydrate two Newfies for three days. 

After the water was done boiling, I ran to the local store to pick up some more bottled water only to find the shelves empty. 

Onto the next store I went only to find the same thing. 

I wound up having to drive to another town to get two cases of bottled water. 

I never thought that water could give me so much anxiety but it did and now it never will again!

Now that we have the Primo water dispenser all I have to do is go to a local retailer (which is Walmart or Lowes in my area) and refill our empty 5-gallon bottles.

Some areas also have an exchange station where you can exchange your empty water bottle for a pre-filled sanitized water bottle instead of refilling it. 

Exchange and Refill Water are both purified through a multi-step process that includes reverse osmosis. The purification process includes filtration, reverse osmosis and sterilization.

Exchange water includes added filtration, mineral addition, and ozonation.

It’s that simple for me to provide Sherman and Leroy (and my whole family) with purified water in any type of weather and it takes one less worry off of my shoulders. 

If you’re looking for other ways to keep your dog hydrated this summer and want to add a Primo water dispenser with a pet station visit Primo to check out their water dispensers. 

They have all kinds of dispensers and there is sure to be one fit for your family.

Use coupon code WATERGOALS25 which will give you 25% off the dispenser, FREE shipping and a FREE coupon will be mailed for 5-gallon bottle of Primo water and another will be in the box when delivered just like we got!

Drink Big, Drink Healthy!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Primo.

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Tails Around the Ranch

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

That top loading water station is way too cool!


Thursday 18th of July 2019

I'm loving it!


Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Goog points, these tips are good for all doggies--and people. We all need to stay hydrated.


Thursday 18th of July 2019

Thanks Jan! That's so true, I'm not a big water drinker but I've been making a valid effort to be better about that.

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