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Tap water and your dog's healthDO YOU GIVE YOUR DOG WATER FROM THE TAP? 

Hydration of course is very important, not only for us but for our furry family members.  So when we started chatting with clients about what their dog’s drank, the consensus was tap water…… we had to share.

First off, consider yourself lucky if you live in a country that does have clean drinking water, this is a privilege, however, we do need to take something into account when it comes to the water coming from your tap.


That’s right, and as your dog ages, the ability to make enzymes naturally starts to decrease as well, so this may be a major problem.  What does a lowered ability to make enzymes mean?

Lowered enzymes affect your dog’s immune system, hormone regulation, mineral levels, waste and toxin elimination, as well as gallbladder function.

Most municipalities add fluoride to tap water, which is great for teeth, but is not great for thyroid function.  Fluoride interferes with the usage of iodine, which is needed for thyroid function.  So if your furry friend is drinking tap water and has a thyroid issue, it might be time to start filtering their water, to support their body to the fullest.


Filter tap water to ensure that it is pure and clean, and fluoride is removed.  There is a portable filtration system by Berkey, as well as a fridge system by Santevia that make great options as not all filters will remove fluoride.

Vykon Canine
Vykon Pets founded by Lisa Pitel-Killah, Hair Mineral Analysis Expert & Educator, Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Functional Diagnostic Practitioner, and multi-time Kettlebell Sport World Champion.  Her animal study includes Holistic Carnivore and Equine Nutritionist and advanced Animal HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis). Lisa is the host of the Human Optimization podcast and the co-host of the annual HTMA Virtual Summit, bringing mineral education to the masses.  The science of HTMA can identify exactly what your body, or your animal’s body, needs to thrive.  Customize, simplify, and revitalize life with Vykon.


Sue’s background includes being a two sport athlete in University and a member of Ontario Field Hockey team. She completed her CIS eligibility in College for photojournalism following 25 years as a photojournalist. Supporting two daughters through competitive hockey, Sue discovered her passion for Holistic Nutrition and returned to study at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, graduating with her Certified Nutrition Practitioner designation. She has a strong passion for supporting people through chronic stress. Sue enjoys time on the water, has her Level 1 SUP certification and recently started racing.


Kailan spent her youth on her family farm; from a young age she developed an interest in how the mental and physical wellness of animals can impact their bonding and performance. After improving the health of her equine companions, she has had some pivotal moments resulting in multiple national championship titles. Her inherent passion for health coupled with her degree in engineering has led her on this journey to help humans and animals alike realize the benefits of optimized health.  

Kailan’s goal is to enlighten others to the resources available, aid in resolving root cause of barriers and breakdown misconceptions surrounding poor behavioural patterns.


Yielding over a decade of professionalism in design and entrepreneurship, Grace is in charge of the many multimedia projects at Vykon. With an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, her artistic eye and a flair for creativity brings a unique touch to every project she undertakes. When she’s not working, Grace enjoys trying new recipes, watching movies and spending an afternoon in an art gallery.