Friday, April 18, 2014

FitDog Friday- H2O and giveaway

Yesterday, I walked into the kitchen and I looked down at the empty water bowl. It seemed I had just filled it moments ago! Sometimes, Kelly and Ike go through stages where they drink enough water to drain a lake. I hear the steady slurp slurp slurp and before I know it, the bowl is dry. We are always sure to keep filling it back up again.

What would we do without clean, clear water?

Keeping your dog well hydrated is essential for:
temperature regulation
waste filtering
kidney and heart health
and more!

Now that the warmer weather is approaching, you're probably taking your dog on more outings and getting more exercise. It's easier to dehydrate when you've been exercising or when it's very hot.  

I've tried all sorts of different portable bowls for Kelly and Ike and recently discovered one I really like-- The K9 Cooler. My Kool Dog provided us with one to try out--and one to giveaway (enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post!) We were thrilled with the results.

The K9 Cooler gets high grades on all counts!
1. It's well-made, durable and easy to fill.

2.  It has a convenient handle which makes it easy to tote along.

3. It keeps the water cold. All you do is put ice in the bottom compartment. And get this---when the ice melts, just flip it over and refill the bowl!

This is the compartment for ice.

4. The large opening is easy for dogs to drink from. Some dogs don't like the small openings found in other portable bowls.

 Note that the K9 Cooler is a good size. If you are hiking or for any reason needing to carry something small and lightweight, then you might want to use one of those nylon collapsible bowls. But still get the K9 Cooler, because there are so many other times you'll find it just the right bowl to take along on picnics, overnights, doggy park, and so many other outings. It holds a lot, so you won't need to worry about not having enough water for your dog.

Now is your chance to win a K9 Cooler for your dog! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Full Disclosure: I was provided with one K9 Cooler to review and one K9 Cooler to give away. This in no way influenced my review. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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  1. Pretty "cool" idea! We have our collapsible bowls for when we are out and our insulated backpack, so we are set but for many pups this would be perfect! Stay cool!

  2. Frankie and ErnieApril 18, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    THAT is really NICE. WE have a special water thingy that WE take along when we go places... the LID becomes the Bowl... butt it would NOT be good fur BIG Dawgs.. as you mentioned.

  3. That is a really cool idea. We usually use one of the small portable coolers and freeze water in a small container to make a chunk of ice. This one is much prettier. :)

  4. Tenacious Little TerrierApril 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Is it bad that my first thought was I bet the dogs could fit in that?

  5. What a great idea! Love that it holds ice to keep the water cool.
    Great review! Thanks for sharing. :)


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