Keep Your Pet Hydrated in the Summer

Pet owners need to be especially careful as summer approaches to ensure that their furry friends are properly hydrated. Dehydration and heat fatigue can result in serious health problems, even death, thus they should be taken very seriously during these warmer months. It’s vital to remember that providing your pet with continual access to fresh water helps avoid dehydration, allowing you to have a fun-filled summer together.

Water: Its Importance

In addition to serving as a source of hydration, water is essential for controlling body temperature and supporting organ health. Dehydration, which can induce symptoms including lethargy, dry mouth, sunken eyes, and panting, can be brought on by a lack of fluids.

Prevent Dehydration

By keeping an eye on your pet’s water intake and providing both indoor and outside water, you can easily prevent dehydration. It’s important to give your pet more water if they are more active than usual during the summer because they lose fluids through panting and sweating.

Picky Drinkers

Some pets may be picky about the quality of the water they drink. To ensure your pet drinks enough water, provide clean and fresh water. Add fruit slices, ice cubes, or broth to the water to make it more enticing. Additionally, pets may prefer running water, so integrating a pet water fountain may be a good option.

If you notice your pet is not drinking enough water or showing symptoms of dehydration, contact us immediately. Veterinarians can provide essential care when handling severe dehydration cases. They may conduct a hydration test and administer subcutaneous or IV fluids.