Pet Hydration and Why It’s Important 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 fatigue can result in serious health problems, even death, thus they should be taken very seriously during these warmer months. It’s vital to remember that providing your pet with continual access to fresh water helps avoid dehydration, allowing you to have a fun-filled summer together.
The Importance of Water
In addition to providing a source of hydration, water serves a vital purpose in regulating body temperature and helping maintain organ health. A lack of water can cause dehydration, which can manifest in symptoms such as lethargy, dry gums, sunken eyes, and panting.
By keeping an eye on your pet’s water intake and providing both indoor and outside water, you can easily prevent dehydration. It’s important to give your pet more water if they are more active than usual during the summer because they lose fluids through panting and sweating.
Some animals may be finicky about the water they consume. Provide clean, fresh water for your pet to make sure they get plenty to drink. The water will taste better if you add fruit pieces, ice cubes, or broth. A pet water fountain integrated into the home may be a smart idea because pets sometimes enjoy running water.
Please get in touch with us right away if you see signs that your pet is not getting enough water or is otherwise dehydrated. When dealing with extreme dehydration problems, veterinarians can offer vital care. In addition to giving subcutaneous or IV fluids, they might do a hydration test.