Mar 1, 2024 2:53:15 PM
So what does water do?
What happens when dogs don’t get enough water?
Just like people, animals start to become groggy and light-headed and symptoms can include a lack of co-ordination. There are a few other things to look out for if you suspect your pet might be dehydrated:
If you think your dog is dehydrated and is unsteady, particularly in their hind legs, you should treat this as a medical emergency.
How does a dog become dehydrated?
Dehydration results in the water being drawn out of the body’s cells which results in muscle dysfunction. Eventually organ failure, unconsciousness and death can result if not treated professionally immediately. A vet will set up a feeding line and deliver IV fluids quickly.
How to avoid dehydration
Generally our dogs are quite smart and regulate their water intake as needed - but every owner needs to be vigilant, aware of the signs of dehydration and ensure that water consumption is a priority for health and wellbeing.
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While it might be tempting to dress up your dog in a cute or funny costume, always prioritize their comfort and well-being. Ensure that the costume is not restrictive, does not impede movement, and does not have small parts that could be swallowed. Allow your dog to become accustomed to the costume before the actual event, and keep a close eye on them while they're wearing it.
A Pledge to Paws and Principles
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