How a Water Softener Installation Could Make Your Pets Healthier

Ever Thought About What Hard Water is Doing to Fido?

Golden retriever in bath
Here in Calgary, like in many cities and towns across North America, our tap water is what they call “hard.” In fact, Calgary’s water is very hard. This means that there are high levels of calcium and magnesium in the water we drink and use to wash, which is why we see white calcium build-up on our bathtubs and showers, faucets and coffee pots, and why our skin feels dry and tight after bathing. This level varies throughout the year and is at its highest in the spring due to runoff.

All of this noticeable mineral build-up that we see around our home is, of course, in the water we drink as well. And not just us — our beloved pets, too!

Mineral Build-up in Your Pet

Imagine all those minerals going through your cat or dog’s small body — think about how much water your pet drinks on a daily basis. Because their body is so much smaller, they experience the effects of what they’re consuming much more quickly. The excess calcium in the water deposits inside of them and can eventually cause issues like kidney stones and urinary tract blockages.

A water softener in the home means that the tap water that your pets are drinking will be much lower in mineral content. This can keep your furry friends healthy and happy much longer!

Water Filtration for Pure Drinking Water

Consider, also, what else is in our drinking water. Chemicals, mercury, even estrogen from medications and pills being washed down the drain all have that same quickened effect on our pets. For pure drinking water for the whole family, including our pets, a reverse osmosis system or a chlorine filter that is installed right at the water softener will filter out these unwanted substances and prevent their potentially harmful effects.

Systems like this are also perfect for anyone living on an acreage and drinking untreated well water.

We install water softeners and water filtration systems. For the health of your family, whether that means yourself, a spouse, children or pets, these systems really make a difference. Give us a call today to find out more about how these installations could make your home a healthier place to live!

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