One of the caregivers emailed me yesterday and we also had someone from NEA write to one of the town councils about this. Apparently with the dengue fever outbreak, there has been a lot of concern about water bowls being left out. People are worried that stagnant water is breeding mosquitoes and are worried about the water in the bowls not being changed.
One simple way to prevent people from thinking that the water is stagnant is to have seven different bowls and to write the day of the week on each bowl. When you go down to change the water every day, please change the whole bowl and not just the water in the container. That way at a glance, anyone can tell that the water has been changed and has not been lying there for several days.
We wrote back to tell the NEA officer this was one of the suggestions that could be used. He thought it was a good one. I also took the opportunity to ask him about what happened when people saw irresponsible and recalcitrant feeders who would not listen. He said that anyone can call the NEA hotline at 1800-2255-632 to ask for help.
Labels: Responsible Feeding