If filtered water is good for you and your family, it’s good for your pets too!

By:Adepto CompanyCategories: Blog

Our customers who have installed the reverse osmosis unit (RO) and thus have purified water and have a dog have made a small experiment. Namely, they poured tap water and filtered water into two different dog bowls. The outcome did not surprise us. Their dog would normally sniff both bowls and then decided to consume filtered water.

Clean water is not just for humans. Clean water has benefits for your pets too. Here are some benefits of clean/filtered water for dogs, cats and other pets.

Animals, like humans, need water to survive. And, like humans, animals are about 80% water. So, most animal experts will agree that pets should be given the same quality water as humans: bottled and/or filtered. As stated earlier, municipal and well water can contain many harmful things, even parasites. And, they don’t discriminate between pets and people! Some folks feed their pet’s bottled water and can cause more problems than they think. Bottled water is extremely expensive and continues to add waste in our landfills. Only about 27% of plastic bottles are recycled. Despite the waste plastic bottles create, some bottled water is just bottled tap water. This means pets can still be harmed by the contaminants in the unfiltered water. Tap water can especially pose risks if it is high in iron, magnesium, or nitrates. These contaminants can cause health issues for your family as well as your pet.

It’s easy for your tap water to get contaminated, making it easy for pets to get contaminants in their body. By the time water runs through rusty pipes gets to your tap and to your pet’s water bowl, it is already contaminated and not safe to drink. In addition, copper in water has been linked with liver damage and kidney disease in humans. Too much copper in dogs causes copper storage hepatopathy. This leads to damage in the liver. To summarize, filtered water removes all the contaminants from water and leaves clean water, good for everyone to drink.

Less Chlorine: Everyone knows chlorine is not safe to drink. Chlorine has been known to cause health issues in people, so if you wouldn’t drink chlorinated water, don’t make a dog drink it.

There are also things in water that can cause cancer- just like in humans. (Fluoride, for one.) Giving your pet filtered water will remove a potentially sickness-causing organism or metal from being ingested.

Cats and\ndogs, the two most common pets, need fresh water and plenty of it. On a side note, cats are very finicky about their water; they like it fresh. The longer the water sits out, the more oxygen it loses.


Fish, who live in water, can be greatly affected by water with high levels of chlorine or ammonia; chemical used in some treatment plants. A certain pH value is needed in tank water for fish to have a proper living environment. Also, poor quality water can be more prone to ‘bad’ algae. Check with your aquarium retailer for specifics.


In conclusion, clean water can help your dog just as much as it can help you. Remember to always do your research and ask around about which filtration systems are good for you and your family/pets. Filtered water has benefits for everyone and getting a water filter is easy with Adepto Company. For all your quastion about water filtaration our team of experts are at your disposal.