If you’ve got an active Fit Dog, you know how important it is to provide plenty of fresh clean water. Especially in the summer heat.

Here are some sobering facts from Field and Stream:

*80% of a dog is water.  In a 50 lb dog, 40 lbs is water.

* If a dog loses only 10% of his water, he can be at risk of dying.

* An average 50 lb dog needs 5 cups of water a day. An active sporting dog needs as much as 12 cups/day.

* Make sure your dog’s water is clean. You can cause dehydration by not keeping your dog’s water bowl clean and algae-free.

What can you do? In order to prevent dehydration, keep your dog’s water bowls clean and full. When you go out, always bring fresh water and a travel bowl.

Recently, PetSafe provided me with a Drinkwell fountain to test. The idea of the fountain is to keep the water fresh, flowing, filtered and circulated. This will create safe, clean (and presumably delicious) water for your pets.

I got to choose any fountain on their site. There are many fountains to choose from– an attractive red ceramic fountain, an outdoor fountain, and a zen-like multi tiered fountain. Since we have two dogs, including one big dog, and also a puppy that we’re babysitting, we needed a BIG fountain. We chose the Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Fountain. This fountain holds 1 gallon of water. I could have chosen the Big Dog fountain, which holds more than 2 gallons of water, but I liked the stainless steel material best.

Ease of Assembly– The fountain had quite a few parts, but it went together well. The instructions were clear.

Noise: I was pleasantly surprised that the motor was virtually noiseless. The only sound is the gentle trickle of water, which I enjoy.

Size: This fountain is a good size. It’s big enough for my two dogs to drink from. I wanted to get a picture of them drinking from it, but they were wary of it at first. I hope with time they will feel more comfortable drinking from a fountain.

Would you like to win a Drinkwell Fountain of your own? We’re giving one away at our upcoming K9Kamp, starting June 27! Be sure to check back to enter our great Rafflecopter, valued at more than $300!

Full Disclosure: PetSafe provided me with one Drinkwell fountain for my review, and one for giveaway during K9Kamp. This in no way influenced my review. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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