Signs Of Dehydration In Your Dog
Temperatures are starting to rise and so should your water consumption which also applies for your dog who you will need to keep hydrated during the warm weather. It's a good idea to keep an eye on the amount of water your pet is consuming so you know whether you need to take action to encourage them to drink more to avoid dehydration.
Symptoms of dog dehydration:
- Low energy levels
- Excessive panting
- Dry gums and nose
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Bad appetite
Keep your dog hydrated
Check out our tips on different ways you can ensure your pet is gets enough water on hotter days throughout the summer months.
8 Ways To Increase Your Dog’s Water Intake
- Check your dogs water bowl every couple of hours to ensure it is always full.
- Keep your pets water bowl in the shade to stop it getting too hot and evaporating.
- Encourage your dog to drink more water by pointing out their water bowl if they are panting excessively to help them cool down.
- Make doggy ice pops with water and a tasty low sodium stock cube for your dog to lick.
- Soak your dog’s dry food in water to increase their water intake.
- Substitute traditional dog treats with fruit that has a much higher water content and is a healthy alternative.
Safety: Avoid giving your dog grapes, cherries, lemons, limes and grapefruits as they can be toxic to your pet and cause an upset stomach. Also be conscious not to allow your dog to overindulge as there is a high natural sugar level in fruit.
- Clean your dog’s bowl regularly as a dirty bowl may discourage your pet from drinking the water.
- Hydrate your dog on the go with a portable reusable water bottle. Carry water for your dog when out walking with PawTrails compact water bottle and folding bowl.
Available in 4 colours with a clip to attach to a belt or a lead for easy transportation.
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