Do you know how much water your dog should be drinking? In honor of July Pet Hydration Month, I’m sharing reasons why you need to keep your dog hydrated for good health.
PetSafe provided KORU BEAR a Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain in exchange for sharing information about Pet Hydration Month. Golden Woofs only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.
How much water does a dog need?
A dog’s body is made up of water. Young puppies are made up of 75% – 80% of water. For adult and senior dogs, due to an increase in body fat, their bodies compromised of 50% – 60% water.
From PetSafe infographic, a dog needs 1 oz of water for every 1 lb of his/her body weight. Is your dog drinking enough water daily?
Do you know that your dog loses water daily? It is important to keep your dog hydrated. Unlimited fresh drinking water should always be available for your dog.
PetSafe Brand offers a variety of pet fountains. Angel SUGAR loved the Drinkwell Pagoda Fountain and enticed her to drink more water. While KORU BEAR doesn’t need enticement, he drinks lots of water. I selected the Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain which holds a gallon capacity of water.
Keep Your Dog Hydrated
Water plays a crucial role in your dog’s body. Without water, your dog’s body will not be able to function properly.
Water aids your dog’s digestion. Water helps your dog break down and digest the food he/she eats.
Water is an essential simple nutrient. It helps facilitate the absorption of the nutrients to your dog’s body.
Water also serves to cool the body down and regulate your dog’s body temperature.
All dogs are at risk of dehydration. It can be life-threatening and requires immediate veterinary care. Dehydration in dogs occurs when the total body water is less than normal. Dog dehydration is a common problem during the summer months. It is helpful to know some warning signs of dehydration in dogs.
The most common symptom of dehydration is the loss of elasticity in the skin. Other symptoms that can occur are loss of appetite, reduced energy levels (lethargy), panting, dry gums, and sunken dry-looking eyes.
Dogs need plenty of water for hydration.
A Hydrated Dog is a Happy Dog!
In an upcoming post, I will share more about the Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain. For more tips on how to keep your dog hydrated, visit Petsafe.com and follow PetSafe on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Two French Bulldogs says
Important post friend. Spread the word
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Cathy Armato says
These are really helpful Info-Graphics, I can’t believe a dog needs an ounce of water per pound! That means my Husky Icy should drink 50 ounces of water a day. I’m pretty sure she’s not drinking that much. I’ll have to keep a much stricter watch on both my dogs.
Love & Biscuits,
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