Do you know that 80% of your pet’s body is water while humans are made up of only 55-60% water?
Be informed on how to always keep your pets hydrated. According to Petsafe, your furry friend needs 0.03 liters of water per pound of body weight to avoid dehydration, but most pets don’t get enough water especially during extreme hot temperatures. Better be aware, here are some common symptoms of pet dehydration that you need to watch out for: vomiting with or without diarrhea, sunken dry-looking eyes, loss of appetite, reduced energy levels and lethargy, excessive panting, and loss of skin elasticity. Always remember if you yourself can be dehydrated or can suffer from heat exhaustion, your dear pets can as well. So, whenever you’re drinking water, make sure to think of your furry friends too.
Here are some tips to keep your pets hydrated:
• Consider adding wet food to your pet’s diet, or add water to their dry food.
• Provide different water stations around your home and always keep your pet’s bowls clean to prevent bacterial growth. Water should be fresh and clean at all times.
• When going out, always bring fresh water for your dear pets.
• When your pet is outside, make sure to provide access to a nice shady spot to cool off.
This July, we are one in celebrating the Pet Hydration Awareness Month with the aim to raise awareness on pet hydration. Join us in this celebration, together, let’s raise awareness!
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