Ensure Your Furry Friend Stays Hydrated During the Summer
With summer on the horizon, it’s crucial for pet owners to prioritize the hydration of their four-legged companions. The rising temperatures pose serious risks such as heat exhaustion and dehydration, which can have severe consequences, even leading to fatal outcomes. However, keeping your pet well-hydrated is not only simple but also an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic summer together.
Why Water Matters
Water not only quenches your pet’s thirst but also plays a crucial role in regulating their body temperature and supporting organ health. Dehydration, indicated by symptoms like lethargy, dry gums, sunken eyes, and excessive panting, can be avoided by ensuring constant access to fresh water.
Banish Dehydration Woes
Monitoring your pet’s water intake and offering water indoors and outdoors are easy ways to prevent dehydration. Additionally, during the summer, it’s essential to provide extra water to compensate for the fluids lost through panting and sweating during more active periods.
Appease Picky Drinkers
Some pets can be finicky about the water they consume. To keep them adequately hydrated, offer clean and fresh water with added touches like fruit slices, ice cubes, or even a bit of broth to make it more enticing. Moreover, some pets prefer running water, so consider investing in a pet water fountain to cater to their preferences.
If you notice your pet showing signs of dehydration or not consuming enough water, don’t hesitate to reach out to us immediately. Our team of veterinarians is well-equipped to tackle severe dehydration cases, conducting hydration tests and administering subcutaneous or IV fluids when necessary.