The Best Water for Skinny Pigs...

The Best Water for Skinny Pigs...

The Best Water for Skinny Pigs...

When it comes to hydrating your skinny pig, not all water is created equal and choosing the right water can make a big difference to the overall health of your skinny pig. 

Tap water, while convenient, often contains impurities like fluoride, chlorine, and heavy metals such as iron, which can be detrimental to your pet’s health if consumed in large quantities. These contaminants can lead to a buildup in their system, potentially causing health issues such as gastrointestinal and urinary problems.

Optimal Water Options for Skinny Pigs

Filtered Water: The easiest way to ensure your skinny pig is drinking pure water is to use a filtration system. Whether it’s a system integrated into your refrigerator or one that attaches directly to your faucet, these filters can effectively remove harmful substances from tap water, making it safer for your pet. If you're looking for a good water filter, check out these top-rated systems.

Natural Spring Water: Another excellent choice for your skinny pig is natural spring water. I personally subscribe to a home delivery service from Zephyrhills Springs in Florida, which provides clean and purified water that retains beneficial minerals essential for your pet’s health. If you're not in Florida, search for local spring water delivery services in your area to find a similar source.

Alkaline Water: If you have access to an alkaline water system at home, this is arguably the best type of water you can offer your skinny pig. Alkaline water is known for its health benefits, including better hydration and detoxification properties.

Encouraging Hydration

Skinny pigs need to be monitored to ensure they are drinking enough water. They dehydrate quickly especially if you live in a hot and humid climate

A great tip is to ensure there is more than one water source for your skinny pig to hydrate at. If you have a new skinny pig, placing different types of bottles and bowls around their enclosure will help you to determine what type of vessel they like to drink from. Multiple bowls filled with fresh water around will give your skinny pig plenty of opportunity to drink throughout the day. This setup ensures they stay hydrated and healthy.

Remember, providing your skinny pig with the best quality water is crucial for maintaining their overall health and well-being. Choose wisely and watch your pet thrive!

Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H

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