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Is it true that tap water is not good for pets?

Hello, The concern with tap water is the high mineral content especially here in Tampa. Some pets have a propensity to develop crystals in the urinary tract (which can turn into stones). The higher mineral content in the water may increase this potential to form crystals. Therefore the recommendation is usually filtered water. It is actually recommended that cats – that are known crystals formers – receive distilled water. This is also the reason that canned food has become more highly recommended (increases the moisture intake).

Hope this is helpful,

Christine Simon D.V.M.

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