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Do you know the warning signs of pet dehydration and how to help your dehydrated pet?
Just like their human companions, pets need to stay hydrated. When our beloved dogs and cats become dehydrated, this lack of fluid in their system can lead to significant health problems – and even death!
9 Warning Signs Of Pet Dehydration:
- sunken eyes
- dry/sticky gums
- decreased skin elasticity
- elevated heart rate
- loss of appetite
In a recent study conducted by PetSafe® Brand, it was revealed that 66 percent of Canadians were unaware that lethargy or unusual lack of energy indicates dehydration in their pets.
The following percentages of respondents were aware of these common signs of pet dehydration:
Sunken eyes – 32 percent
Decreased skin elasticity – 29 percent
Loss of appetite – 27 percent
Depression – 17 percent
Alarmingly, eight percent of those polled did not recognize any of the signs of dehydration in pets.
Whether active or calm, pets need plenty of water to stay hydrated. Cats require 300ml daily and dogs between 600ml and 2,500ml depending on their size, as pet water requirements are approximately 70ml per kilogram.
PetSafe® Brand is passionate about teaching pet owners how to ensure their dogs and cats stay well hydrated throughout the summer and throughout the year
Being able to identify the signs of pet dehydration, and ensure your pet is consuming its proper daily intake of water, is extremely important.
Here are 5 things you can do to help prevent pet dehydration and ensure your pet stays hydrated:
- exercise your pet during the coolest parts of the day (early morning and evening)
- always maintain a fresh, clean water supply for your pet
- clean water bowls daily to prevent bacteria from growing in the bowl
- know your pet’s safety limits and the signs of dehydration (see above)
- add a little wet dog or cat food in with your pet’s kibble
In addition to these tips, PetSafe® Brand offers several products to help keep your pet hydrated, and help you keep your pets from feeling parched…
PetSafe® Brand Pet Fountains
Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain, $129.99: With its cutting-edge design and 3 litre water capacity, the Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain is ideal for large or multiple pets. The clear bowl design not only minimizes spills and splashes but also provides a large drinking area for pets with large or flat faces. The sound of the falling water is whisper-quiet, making it easily approachable by apprehensive pets. It provides dual filtration including an activated carbon filter that removes bad tastes and odors, while a foam filter captures hair and debris. This fountain will keep your pets healthy and hydrated while adding an elegant touch to your home decor.
Drinkwell® 360 Plastic Pet Fountain, $79.99: Provides 3.8 litres of fresh, filtered water for your pet. Multiple free-falling streams of water entice your pet to drink more while continually aerating the water. A charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odours, giving your pet a fresh way to stay hydrated. The fountain’s multiple streams and circular design allow pets the freedom to drink from any angle.
Drinkwell® Outdoor Dog Fountain, $179.99: The largest capacity pet fountain from PetSafe® Brand, this fountain circulates fresh, filtered water for your pet. Ideal for large dogs or multi-pet homes, the patented free-falling stream of water encourages pets to drink more. Made with high-impact UV-resistant plastic, this durable fountain can be placed inside the home or outdoors when temperatures are hot.
Drinkwell® Zen Fountain, $92.99: Offers your pet 3.8 litres of fresh water in a stylish, durable bowl. This stainless-steel fountain features an extra-wide patented free-falling stream that draws oxygen into the water. The constant circulation of the water inhibits bacterial growth between cleanings. The bowl also features hygienic stainless steel for easy cleaning and a large drinking area for dogs and cats of all sizes.
For more Pet Fountain and hydration options, please visit the PetSafe website.
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