Is Toilet Water Safe for Pets to Drink?

February 12, 2017

This toilet looks fresh as a flower!

In my veterinary practice, I’m always striving to find ways to keep my canine and feline patiets as safe as possible when it comes to exposure to toxins in the home or environment. What owners may not recognize is that there are so many places where a pet can come in contact with a chemical or organism that can potentially cause illness.

Cleaning products, chemical and biological fertilizers, human and pet foods, prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements, recreational drugs, and more are potential cultprits when it comes to creating a toxic effect.

Your toilet may even be a source of infection or chemical toxicity for your pet. I don’t drink out of the toilets in my home or those I come across in my day-to-day professional or personal lives, so I don’t recommend toilets be a potential water source for our pets.

Learn more via my contributions this article for PetMD Is Toilet Water Safe for Pets to Drink?

Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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