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Safe Water Protects Your Pets, Too!

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Dogs and cats can be affected by waterborne illnesses too.

Generally, when people and businesses have the discussion about water treatment for health and safety, they are referring to the health and safety of the human beings in the household. However, pets have become increasingly important members of peoples’ families. Can contaminated water cause issues for Fluffy or Fido? ABSOLUTELY!Many of the water-borne illnesses that can make humans sick can either infect animals directly or have variants that can infect animals and make them sick. E.coli, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia can affect our pets just as seriously as they can us, and our pets can get them from the water just as easily as we can. Let’s look at these illnesses and how they can affect our furry friends.

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Baby animals are especially vulnerable to illness.