Dehydration is a very serious condition and can end up being life threatening to dogs. As the weather becomes warmer, dogs pant to remove excess heat. All that heavy breathing depletes their body’s water supply. Prevent dehydration by keeping a clean, fresh bowl of water available to your dog at all times.
Remember to put fresh water outside if the dog has the run of the yard and think about putting several bowls throughout the house. While dogs enjoy a nice refreshing sip of toilet water, the bacteria that live in the latrine can cause dogs to become sick, so be sure to keep the toilet lid closed. If the dog becomes lethargic and dehydration is suspected, call your veterinarian immediately.
Out and about with your beloved pooch? Remember to carry water when out hiking or traveling with your dog and a good supply when exercising your dog at the park. Call our clinic with any concerns or for an appointment. At Capitola Veterinary Hospital, we offer the latest procedures, systems and services, but most of all, we offer care.