A lot of people are under the impression that water is simply water, and that there isn’t all that much difference between the water that you drink in London and the water that you drink in New York City, for example.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
You see, the geological makeup of every specific area on the planet is going to have a tremendous impact on not only the composition and clarity of the water in a specific area, but it’s also going to have a tremendous impact on the overall taste and flavor of the water that you are drinking.
That’s because minerals are going to leach into the water (amongst other things), and certain municipalities may or may not have the filtration technology necessary to screen or eliminate all of that debris.
For the most part, you don’t have a lot to worry about when you are drinking, cooking with, or bathing in hard water. At the same time, the overwhelming majority of people prefer soft water – water that has been run through a water softener – and many of them prefer that their pets drink soft water as well.
Here is why!
Your pets are most definitely going to notice the difference (and so will you)!
Your pets are very much going to notice the difference between hard water and soft water, and to think that they would not is the height of lunacy.
After all, pets – especially dogs – have a much higher sense of smell, one of the biggest determining factors in how things taste. Because they are able to smell so much more and so much more intensely, they are going to be able to pick up on even the subtlest of flavor changes.
If you are able to pick up on flavor changes in hard and soft water (and you will be able to), so will day! In fact, they might even pick up on the changes long before you do, simply because their heightened sense of smell.
Water that has been softened is going to be cleaner and clearer
Pets are also going to notice that though hard water they have been drinking is a lot cloudier than the soft water is that they get to enjoy now.
Mineral deposits, debris, and other elements that a water softener is going to strip out of your water supply will leave behind a cloudy film (this is why dishes that have been cleaned with hard water don’t look all that clean after all). Your pets will notice – but it likely won’t matter to them all that much. After all, when they are thirsty, they’ll drink out of the toilet or a puddle in the road!
Water that has been softened is going to taste a lot better
At the end of the day, there are a lot of big benefits to install a water softener in your home for yourself – but there are just as many benefits to install a water softener in your home for your pets as well. This is a relatively inexpensive upgrade, and you’ll want to make the move to install a water softener ASAP.