Being the hot and disgusting summer this year, hydration is a very important part of our daily lives right? Actually hydration should be a part of our everyday lives 365 days a year!
Yes, our bodies are primarily made up of water- this goes for people as well as dogs.
How much water do we really need?
We should all be drinking ample amounts of water everyday to avoid dehydration and replenish what we lose.
Facts on Water
Our pets need an ounce of water per pound of body weight! We need an ounce of water per pound of body weight as well divided by 2!
The symptoms of dehydration in your dog are:
Loss of appetite
Keep water available to you pet at all times.
Monitor your dogs water intake. On average your dog needs an ounce of water per pound of their body weight.
When you go our for a walk or a run, bring water for yourself and your pet!
If you think your dog is under or over drinking see your vet immediately.
Water for us
Brita has a great water bottle for us, I’m hoping they come up with a doggy version too. As we all know Brita is about water filtration. And filtering our water is important to avoid things we do not want in our bodies- guess what we want our dogs to avoid these as much as possible as well.
Running with your dog
As you head out to run with your dog, especially during these hot summer months bring water for both of you. We will mention this in further blogs because of the importance of it. And the safety of both of you. If you go to Chewy.com you can find water bottles to carry along with you. As well as water bowls (both disposable and permanent for the house!). Also when at home change your dogs water frequently to avoid microorganisms from landing in the water and getting into your dogs system!
Ok, now that we covered a bit on hydration and we know what to look for and how to handle this a little bit better in our daily lives, tune in tomorrow for more on being healthy with our dogs by our side. And don’t forget to subscribe at the right for automatic updates to be sent to your inbox.
Until tomorrow, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!