A Dehydrated Pet? Not With These Prevention Tips!

Making sure your pet drinks enough water every day is important year-round, but when the heat index spikes during the summer, it becomes vital. Sure, most pets are instinctively drawn to their water dishes or fountains when hot and thirsty. However, an imbalance between water consumption and activity levels or heat exposure is not uncommon. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of a dehydrated pet and how to help.

Agua Fresca

Oh, the ways people can make simple water more delicious! Why is this? Because we know that we have to stay hydrated or suffer the effects of dehydration and heatstroke.

Pets may not necessarily agree with our additions of watermelon or rosemary sprigs, but they do tend to be drawn to water in the same way when the temperatures are scorching. Left to their own devices outdoors, pets may find bird baths, puddles, or other standing water, placing them at risk of exposure to harmful bacteria or parasites.