Summer Pet Hydration and Why It’s Crucial

As summer approaches, pet owners need to make sure their furry friends drink enough water. During the warmer months, heat exhaustion and dehydration are very serious problems that can cause health problems or even death. To keep your pet from getting dehydrated this summer, it’s important to remember that all you have to do is give it fresh water all the time.

Importance of Water

In addition to keeping you hydrated, water is very important because it helps control your body temperature and keep your organs healthy. If you don’t drink enough water, you can get dehydrated, which can cause tiredness, dry gums, sunken eyes, and panting.

Avoid Dehydration

A simple way to keep your pet from getting dehydrated is to watch how much water they drink and give them water both inside and outside. In the summer, if your pet is more active than usual, you must give them more water because they lose fluids when they breathe and sweat.

Picky Drinkers

Some animals may be picky about the water they drink. Provide clean, fresh water to make sure your pet drinks enough. To make the water more appealing, you can add fruit slices, ice cubes, or broth. Also, pets may like water that runs, so adding a pet water fountain could be a good idea.

If your pet isn’t drinking enough water or is showing signs of being dehydrated, please contact us right away. When dealing with cases of severe dehydration, veterinarians can provide important care. They might do a hydration test and give fluids through the skin or an IV.