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I'd like to improve the quality of water that both my dogs and I are drinking in the home. Anyone have any recommendations? I am a renter so I can't install some crazy system under the sink. I'd be ok with a drinking water delivery service? or a filtration system that isn't such a permanent fixture. 

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What about a Brita pitcher?  You can keep it in the fridge so it's nice & cold.  You pour tap water into the top, then it goes through the filter into the pitcher.

I have a Brita bottle that I use at work.  Super convenient to just filter as I go.

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Good for you. Water is one of the most basic needs yet we tend to give it so little thought when it comes to our pets.

I second the Brita pitcher idea!

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I already use this one which is similar to Brita but supposedly makes the water Alkaline:

Santevia

I see they have bigger ones than just the pitcher. It just filters the water so quickly, I question whether it's really doing all that much really?? 

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chanceypants said
I'd like to improve the quality of water that both my dogs and I are drinking in the home. Anyone have any recommendations? I am a renter so I can't install some crazy system under the sink. I'd be ok with a drinking water delivery service? or a filtration system that isn't such a permanent fixture.   

I installed an RO system in my home, but when I was renting a few years ago, I used one of the PUR water filters that snaps onto the faucet. You just flip the tab down when you want instant filtered water. I always found it to be more convenient than the pitchers.

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Thanks for chiming in puljorl11! Feel free to share your dog's story elsewhere in the Forums, we'd love to learn all about your pack.

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When Isa got sick, I switched over to RO water purchased by the gallon at my grocery store. Yes, I'm schlepping and sometimes my timing is off and we have to revert. And I've been using Brita for myself since I moved onto the city water system (boy howdy do I miss well water!). I will look into the Santevia and see if that makes life any better/easier. Thanks for the tip.

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Clearly I've nothing better to do this afternoon...

Here's a comparison between the Santevia and Berky purifiers: https://www.consciouswater.ca/santevia-reviews/

and between Berky, Aquasana and Brita: https://www.consciouswater.ca/berkey-water-purifiers/

admittedly the website is selling the Berky filters so one must take that with a grain of salt. The Berky filters are pretty but not cheap by any means although they do appear to be more sustainable 

I had not given any thought to the alkaline issue in a long, long time (for Isa or myself) but now that it's back in my brain I may have to pay attention. sigh.

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You can use alum. Just stir the alum in your regular water.

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nancyallen said
You can use alum...

Thank you for sharing your tips Nancy! Your future forum posts will not require moderation.

NOTE TO ALL: Broad statements like this could be dangerous if misunderstood. Any form of aluminum sulfate could be called "alum," including toxic versions of the chemical.

Potassium alum is often used for pickling and found in deodorants. Sodium aluminum sulfate is another type of alum found in commercial baking powder. Breathing alum can harm the lungs, and because it is a salt, ingesting too much alum can cause sickness. Although alum is approved as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it is toxic in large doses.

All readers are encouraged to thoroughly research proper identification and dosage for any supplemental changes to a dog's nutrition plan. If in doubt, please consult your veterinarian.

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