Which is better for your pet’s water?
Posted On August 8, 2021
Caravan water filters can help keep your pet healthy, but there are other options available for those with pet allergies.
A survey of pet owners in New York City found that people who live in densely populated areas tend to have more water issues.
While pet owners can try to keep their pets water-starved, they may be left with issues with their water filtration system.
“The water filters we use are the ones that have a very strong filter, like we use in our house, and they are not very good at filtering out bacteria and germs,” said Carole T. Anderson, a veterinarian at the Mount Sinai Veterinary Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut.
Anderson’s specialty is treating pets with allergies, which she believes can affect the health of their water filters.
“It can affect how long your filter lasts, and if your water is really good,” she said.
“If your water filter has been working for a long time, you can take it apart and replace it with a new one.”
She added that some pet owners choose to use filters with no filter at all, which can lead to a water-borne illness.
“For some people, that’s okay,” Anderson said.
But, some people might want to go the extra mile and opt for filters with an added filter.
“There are filters that have sensors in them that you put your finger into and say, ‘OK, I’ve got the right filter in here.
Here’s what’s in it,'” Anderson said, referring to a device that collects the water from your finger and sends it to your computer.
“So if you get sick, you’re not going to get sick from your water.
If you get colds or coughs or diarrhea, it can be an issue.”
It’s also important to make sure your water filters aren’t just for pets.
“You’re using the water for people, not pets,” Anderson added.
“In a lot of cases, pets are not healthy.
If it’s been over a year since you’ve had your pet, and it’s still not getting well, then it’s not a good place to put your filter.”
With the increasing number of pet allergies, it may be worth spending some extra time looking into the water filters that are out there for your home.
If your pet is experiencing water problems, you should consider getting a second filter for the same purpose.
“I would recommend getting a filter that has the ability to absorb bacteria, which is not the case with a lot the water filters,” Anderson suggested.
“They absorb bacteria and then they are still going to make their way into your water.”
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