My name is Sugar and I NEED to DRINK more WATER.
Water is an important drink for dogs. A dog cannot simply live without water. Whenever a dog’s natural urge to drink calls for it, water must be accessible. Do you know that each day a dog loses water through its urine, feces, saliva and breath.
I’ve shared before that I have issue drinking from park water fountains. Mom has to bring water from home in order for me to drink after our long walk. With the weather getting warm/hot and humid, drinking water is essential to keep my body hydrated. Apparently, I am not drinking enough water. I’ve been panting and had an unexpected visit to the vet last week.
Mom had to entice me to drink more water by making fruity ice cubes, which she always makes for herself. She likes her water naturally fruity infused.
Well, its about time for her to share …
Mom made some Fruity (Berry) Ice Cubes. She simply added some small pieces of strawberries and blueberries in an ice cube tray (mom used smiley and lemon ice trays), added water then freeze it. Mom made several of these fruity berry ice cubes and stored it in our freezer.
How to serve fruity ice cube(s) to your dog?
1) Serve it with your dog’s water, which we prefer.
2) Serve it “as is” but must keep an eye on your dog.
Are ice cube safe for dogs to munch? We’ve read many articles on the web that dog’s bloat if you give ice water. Is it true? It is just a myth. The cause of dog’s stomach bloat is due to eating or drinking too fast. The temperature of the water does not matter. There are benefits giving your dog ice water and/or ice cubes. Just keep in mind to monitor your dog.
I surely benefited from ice water and ice cubes especially when it’s hot and humid.
Here are some reasons why …
1) It’s a great way to cool off and alleviate panting especially after a walk/ outdoor play/run.
2) Placing some ice cubes helps your dog to drink slow (preventing stomach bloat). The ice cubes serves as a distraction and more licking occurs than drinking.
3) Ice cubes especially fruity ice cubes entices your dog to drink more water which helps prevent dehydration.
Do you give your dog ice cubes?
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Check out our follow-up post: Enticing your dog with Green KALE Ice Pops