Not only are Rio Bravo and El Cenizo residents having to worry about getting water for themselves and their families, but also their pets as well. Instead of getting your pets water from the sink, local vets recommend giving them bottled water or boiling their water as well. "I would say yes, pets are a lot more resistant to some of the bacteria’s out there and if you think about it you have your strays and they drink out of a puddle of water whenever, it never hurts." Pets can have some of the same symptoms as people who have a virus caused from water. If your pet has fever, vomiting and diarrhea, you should contact your veterinarian for treatment. One of the most virus-prone animals is fish, and Dr. Leyendecker warns those residents in Rio Bravo and El Cenizo to not change the fish tank with the contaminated water. "Fish are very susceptible to a lot of things and they tend to bio-accumulate toxins which means it keeps in their system longer." If your pet does have a virus caused by contaminated water, Dr. Leyendecker said the long-term health is most likely not in danger. Another thing people complain about when they have to boil water is the taste. If your pet will not drink boiled water, you can add Gatorade, pedialyte or kool-aid to give it a better flavor.