It's summertime and our dogs need water. We should try our best to provide freshly refilled water, at all times, for our dogs....even if we take our dogs on an outing, we should bring along water. Dogs can not sweat, and when they pant to cool off, they lose tons of body fluids panting. A well hydrated dog is less likely overheat as fast, and will just feel better . Who can stand being thirsty?? Keeping dogs well hydrated is healthy for dogs, in many ways, all year round, and makes a healthy kidney's job easier, water is vital for every part of the dog, inside and out. HERE IS A GRRRREAT ARTICLE on "Water, the most neglected canine nutrient" http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/canine-nutrition/water-most-neglected-canine-nutrient/ from the article: //" For example, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken my family to the beach on a hot day… only to watch (in disbelief) as a dog pants in thirst… while her owner sits under an umbrella… sipping a cold drink! Or that far more common habit of supplying water that’s been allowed to become dangerously polluted with germs from the dog’s own mouth."// ~~~~~~~~~ Anyway, here is thread, ~ to alert dog owners of the need for fresh water for their beloved dogs, at all times, no matter where you are, on a beach, visiting pals, on long hikes, the upstairs at your house, out in the yard, in your garage, at the park,<---wherever your dog is going to be, there should be a bowl of fresh water there. ~as well as a place to link ideas, products, tips, etc, to keep your dog hydrated.