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 exhaustion can result in serious health problems, including death, so they should be taken very seriously during these warmer months. It’s important to remember that providing your pet with constant access to fresh water can prevent dehydration, allowing you to have a fun-filled summer together.

Water Is Important

Water is essential for keeping the body hydrated as well as for controlling body temperature and supporting organ health. Dehydration brought on by a lack of liquids can lead to symptoms like lethargy, dry mouth, sunken eyes, and panting.

Avoid Dehydration

An easy way to avoid dehydration in pets is by monitoring their water intake and providing indoor and outdoor water. If your pet is more active than usual during the summer, it is essential to provide additional water as they lose fluids through panting and sweating.

Picky Drinkers

Some animals may have particular tastes in the water they drink. Give your pet clean, fresh water to ensure they get enough to drink. To make the water more appealing, add fruit slices, ice cubes, or broth. Incorporating a pet water fountain may be a good idea because pets sometimes prefer running water.

Please get in touch with your veterinarian right away if you see signs that your pet is not getting enough water or is otherwise dehydrated. When dealing with severe dehydration cases, veterinarians can offer vital care. In addition to giving subcutaneous or IV fluids, they might perform a hydration test.