Thirsty Pig Thursday

With the weather slowly starting to warm up whee want to remind hoomans about  something furry impawtent. Water and the impawtence of checking your pets water bottles or access to water. This is why whee came up with FULL – Fill, Upend, Leak, Look


Fill – Is it full to the maximum line allowed for the bottle? Some have limits. Making sure you provide them with the most water you can is extremely important, especially when it is hotter and they are drinking more.

Upend – Tipping the bottle up as it would hang on the cage will allow you to check it is working properly.

Leaks – Is the bottle leaking from anywhere?

Look – Is there any discolouration to the water or any green algae type build up. If there is you need to clean it.

Please remember to check your pet’s water bottle regularly. If they break it can easily become quite serious in hot weather with dehydration and heatstroke very real dangers. For more information please check out our guide to Heat Stroke.

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday



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Posted on May 12, 2016, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Good advice for everyone – staying hydrated is SOOOOO impawtant in the warm weather and ALWAYS.

    Hugs, Sammy

  2. Great tips! Mom never thinks I drink enough, so she mixes some water with my food, just in case. The vet tells her to leave me alone. I will drink when I’m thirsty.

    Love and licks,

  3. I agree that’s very important… a dry summer is not good for the plants and a dry bowl is dangerous for pets :o)

  4. Very important advice to share, thank you!

  5. dood…thiz iz veree good add vice……a grate ree minder……we put out extree water bowlz in de hot monthz….even tho we R indoor catz…….just in case……

    we iz off line til monday… sew heerz two a collared carpetshark… kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  6. You have a bottle, I have a water bowl.

  7. Great Tips Basil,I don’t have a bottle ,I have a bowl which mummy refills several times a day with fresh water,xx Speedy

  8. Mee-you grate tipss there Gee Piggiess…mee has 2 water bowlss what are changed twice a day!!!! Mee has LadyMum trained good!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

    • You have trained that hooman well! What’s your secret?!


      • It sorta happened bye accident Gee Piggiess! When mee came to live with LadyMum shee had a bowl of water bye thee rad inn thee bedroom beetween mee carrier an mee pedestal bed!….so mee started drinkin out of there an sumtimess frum thee bowl inn kitchen. LadyMum just cott on an there are all ways 2 bowlss of water…..
        Mee fink shee came pree-trained 😉

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