06-16-2016, 10:05 AM
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Can "well" water cause health issues?
Our 7 year old lab seems to seek out "other sources" of drinking water, ie. the creek or standing pockets of rain water instead of the water in her dish. She will drink the water in the dish, but it sure seems like she drinks far more from the other sources. Tried other dishes, no change. Am wondering if it has something to do with the water itself. The water is coming from a new ground well. We drink the water daily, tastes and smells ok to us, but could there be something in the water that the dog doesn't like? I'm going to try bottled/distilled water and see what she thinks.
The other reason I ask this question is because she was recently diagnosed with renal kidney failure and I wondered if there could be a connection between that and the "well water" she is drinking. Seems odd that our last cat we had, had the same exact thing going on, kidney failure and always seeking out "other water sources".