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How to Avoid Dehydration forDogs




Dog_Dehydration.jpgAll dogs love running around outside during the summer time. While this is the best and easiest times of the year for you to keep up with their walking schedules and to spend the most time with your pups, it is also the worst time of year for them to become dehydrated and overheated.


Some advice to prevent these things from occurring and disturbing your dog is first, to always provide plenty of cold water for your dogs during those warmer days. If you will be playing with your dog outside all day or taking them to a picnic all day, be sure the animal has a shady spot to cool off under. One huge event that can harm your dog, but for some reason many people still do it is taking your dog with on errands and leaving them in the car. Just because you are not overheated sitting in a car with the window cracked just a bit doesn’t mean your dog is feeling the same way. Many dogs have actually passed away from this, making it even more serious and not a valid reason to ever leave your dog in a car when it is warm outside. Some ways to recognize any type of dehydration in your dog is when they begin panting a lot or when they start heaving as well. When the dog appears to be sleepy or out of sorts. Often their tongues will change to a bright red color and they will allow their tongues to hang out uncontrollably. White foam can easily be present in their throats and they will feel warm to the touch.


To prevent this type of exhaustion, always keep your dog out of direct sunlight. This does not mean you have to never permit your dog to be outdoors playing, this only means when they are in the sun they can only be there for limited amounts of time and not for hours at a time. If you notice the dog seems to be struggling to contain their breathing or they appear dehydrated, get them into a shaded area or take them indoors immediately. Provide water and plenty of it, even if the dog drinks several bowls of it, keep filling it back up until they get back their footing. You can also drip ice or cold water over the dog, even run a hose over their fur coats for just a minute or two will help. In the event you need to take the dog to the vet in a hurry, try to lay them in your car with a cold blanket or towel for them lay down on top of. Always do your best to keep a close eye on your dog, even if the temperature outside does not seem too hot for you, it may be very hot for the canine. Instead of using these cures and possibly paying a large vet bill in the end, keeping the dog out of the sun as much as possible will be the best remedy to avoid dehydration.


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