Greyhound hydration – Ninadog Product Review

Adopted retired greyhound running

Adopted retired greyhound running

Have you ever gone out with your dog and needed water for him?

This is something that has happened to me a few times. I would try to share my bottle with my greyhound, but couldn’t drink from it again…I saw him pick up a dead bird and sniff a baker’s dozen of dog butts and as much as I love him, I’m not too keen in the sharing of the yuck.
Another option, I thought, was to take him down to the lake. Well, the water in the lake at our local dog park had a few dead fish and a slimy film over it, so this was not an option either.
I ended up pouring water in my hand, and shaping it like a bowl…I think he got about a sip and a half.

In search for the fountain of…water

I decided to shop for a solution so that Fisher wouldn’t risk getting dehydrated, was easy to carry and designed for dogs.
I checked out those carry on vests for the dog, but it would make the dog hotter, work harder with the added weight and increase the risk of dehydration and heatstroke. Also, the water ended up very warm and Fisher didn’t like it much.
That’s when I found the Ninadog Portable Pet Hydration System. I ordered one…now I don’t leave the house without it.

The refreshing solution

The ninadog is a case that contains a water reservoir, similar to the hydration backpacks hikers and bikers use to carry water. It has a hose with a valve at the end to give your dog cool water and a pocket to put the leash, poop bags or car keys.
The thing I like the most is the leash mounting system, it has a carbineer that clips to the leash. The dog doesn’t bear any of the weight of the hydration system. The carabineer can also be used to clip to a backpack, or anything with a loop or hoop. It also has belt clips so you can hang if from your belt. The water reservoir is made of BPA free thermoplastic polyurethane and has a wide opening so it can be easily refilled without contaminating your own water.
It took Fisher about 5 minutes to learn how to use it. My other dogs didn’t need any training and drank from the hose with innate ability.
This is the training video:

Now, when we go out to the park, or hiking, the dogs will come to me and ask for water when they need it, they recognize the Ninadog.

The bottom line

The Ninadog Hydration System costs around $39.99 as of this writing and is a practical way to carry water for your dog. I can see myself using this when I take Fisher camping or hiking this summer.
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