Dogs can lose fluids from urination, excessive panting, diarrhea or vomiting.
Signs of canine dehydration include reduced energy, loss of appetite and thick saliva. The best treatment is prevention!
In general, dogs require at least one ounce of fluid per day for each pound of their body weight. If you notice your dog isn’t drinking enough fluids, provide encouragement.
For adult dogs, encouragement can include flavoring the water with bone broth, or providing ice cubes for them to chew on. For a puppy, consider placing him closer to Mom so he can successfully gain access to milk, particularly if he’s a runt competing with larger litter mates.
At the Dawg House, we sanitize and refill bowls with fresh water at least once an hour at the Dawg House.