Why Does My Pet Drink Toilet Water (And is it Safe)?

toilet drinkPotty. Loo. Latrine. Privy. Water closet. Porcelain throne. The fact there are so many synonyms for the humble toilet indicate the importance we place on this particular aspect of modern plumbing. Our pets also find the toilet fascinating, but, unfortunately, not for the same reasons.

All this toilet talk begs the question (at least for us): Does your pet drink toilet water? If so, you’re not alone. Because we like to tackle life’s mysteries head on at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we have some ideas as to why some pets engage in this unsavory act and what pet owners can do about it.

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The Smallest Among Us: Your Guide To Pocket Pet Care

pocket pet careAlthough they are unlikely to replace dogs and cats as the most popular companion animals, pocket pets have solidified their place in our society (and our hearts) over the years. Although hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, (along with others such as mice and lizards) are often thought of as being easier to care for than larger pets, this is often not the case.

Pocket pet care is not a one size fits all equation. Each type of pet has its own requirements for optimal health, safety, and comfort. Before you bring home one of these sweet little guys or gals, make sure that you can provide the type of environment that will support his or her overall wellness and longevity.

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