What's That In The Water?

Have you ever felt the bottom of your dog’s water container? If you have, you may have noticed there is a slimy residue build up. The scientific explanation of this is called, “biofilm”. It’s actually an organic bacteria. However, organic doesn’t always mean it’s good. How does it get there? Is it dangerous? And can it be prevented? Let us consider. 

Autumn Boga - “The Pet Yogi” · October 08, 2019

What’s That In The Water?

Have you ever felt the bottom of your dog’s water container? If you have, you may have noticed there is a slimy residue build up. The scientific explanation of this is called, “biofilm”. It’s actually an organic bacteria. However, organic doesn’t always mean it’s good. How does it get there? Is it dangerous? And can it be prevented? Let us consider. 

 

Your dog's mouth and tongue contain bacteria that bind together and stick to the surface of a bowl after he has licked it. Day after day it continues to build up resulting in a thick slimy surface. Biofilms can be a host for dangerous organisms such as listeria and E. Coli which can contaminate water making you or your pet sick. According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 80% of human bacterial infections involve biofilm-associated micro-organisms. A little housekeeping can keep this nasty stuff at bay.
 

  • Offer fresh water daily
  • Wash water bowls at least once a week with warm water and soap
  • Use a special sponge or cloth for the task so there is no cross contamination

A dog’s body is made up of 80% water. A cat’s body is 67% water. Dogs’ and cats’ bodies naturally loses moisture daily.  In an effort to replace the lost moisture, it’s important that we provide our pets with the cleanest, purest water possible.  Loren Eiseley is quoted as saying, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water”. Keep the magic flowing for your pet and you will both stay healthy and happy!

Raw Food Tip:

All animal life forms consist of almost 65% – 75% water, and many tissues in the body are composed of between 70% – 90% water. The presence of water within the cells and in many tissues is essential for the occurrence of most metabolic processes and chemical reactions. (This is explained further in chapter 4 of my book, “ Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret.” )

- Robert Mueller, Sr.

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Autumn Boga - “The Pet Yogi”

Autumn Boga - “The Pet Yogi”

Autumn's relationship with BARF World began in late 2015. She has been a lover of all animals, great and small, her entire life. She credits her parents with allowing her to have many pets growing up including rats, birds, fish, cats and dogs. Her zoo is currently at full capacity with four dogs, (one of which has a pet cat named Leonard), husband! A passionate believer in the benefits of the BARF World diet, Autumn tries to talk to as many people as possible. A recent convert to Pescetarianism, Autumn enjoys trying new eateries and has traveled over 25 countries.

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