SAN ANTONIO – In the hot dog days of summer, it's important to stay hydrated. A product called Aquadog claims to help your thirsty pets do just that.
The "As Seen On TV" product is advertised as a water bottle for dogs on the go.
KSAT took the product to the dog park to see how pets and their people would take to it. It didn't take long before thirsty dogs were lapping it up.
Jane Rondy thought it was a great solution for taking her rescue German shepherd, Axel, on longer walks.
"I almost have to limit his walks to about 20 minutes because the need for him to have water is important," she said.
However, Axel was more interested in his surroundings than the Aquadog.
To use the Aquadog, you fill the 18-ounce plastic bottle with water and screw the top on. When your dog needs a drink, you squeeze the bottle and the straw draws water up into a bowl on top. It has a one-way valve so doggie slobber and germs do not drain back into the water in the base.
"It's actually a really great concept," dog owner Mike Marchbanks said. "We have the collapsible bowls, but then you have to carry the water."
He thought the Aquadog would come in handy for his rescue Siberian husky, who seemed to enjoy his thirst-quenching drink from the bottle.
"You don't have to plan your run out around where you can get water, especially for long distances," Marchbanks said.
While two out of three people said they would consider purchasing the $12.88 product, seven out of eight dogs seemed to approve.
The product is available at Walmart, as well as other retailers.
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