Many houses have a room with a large white bowl that is regularly refilled with fresh water. The door is open unless the room is occupied. The bowl holds much more water than any water dish. Unlike the water dish, the bowl is refilled several times a day with cool water. If you are a big dog or an agile cat, what is not to like about this fancy porcelain bowl?
From the pet perspective, a toilet bowl has a lot to offer for drinking water options. Given the places their tongues go and the things they eat, the toilet is not as dirty a place as a person might imagine.
Assuming a toilet has water coming from a fresh water supply (without additives) and the bowl is cleaned regularly, is it safe for a pet to drink from the toilet? Are there any studies or research linking drinking water from the toilet bowl to health issues in pets?