How important water is to a dog? We do want our dogs live healthy and always pick up nutritious food to our dogs. In fact, water is also the regular nutrition to our dogs but we might neglect this daily nutrient easily. Water is necessary and vital to human as well as dog, hence, apart from good dog supplies you want to give your furry friends to make him happy, let’s talk about this regular and neglected nutrition – water.
As we all know, water is the main component of healthy, living cells of human and animal’s body. The purpose of water is to carry and move important nutrients into and out of the cells of the body. It aids in the digestion of food and helps the body to absorb the nutrient, water also serves to cool the body down and work to maintain a normal temperature. Without water, dog’s body will not be able to function properly, which means your dog will dehydrate.
In general, a healthy dog will drink enough water daily to stay well hydrated if you have already provided clean, clear water. But there are a few instances where dehydration can occur. Dogs suffering from illnesses like kidney disease, metabolic disorders (such as diabetes), cancer and pregnant or nursing animals are at risk of becoming dehydrated more readily, and what’s worse; they don’t know they are under-hydrated. So, to check your dog for dehydration, his skin, mouth and eyes are the place you need to have a look. Dehydrated dogs will have dry skin which slowly returns to place if you pick up a fold of loose skin over the top of the shoulder blades gently and release it. If the gums appear dry, sticky or pal, this is a sign of illness and dehydration. Dehydrated pets will also have dry sunken eye ball and a dry nose and mouth.
Hence, it is important for you to remind your dog to drink, especially when you take your dog go outside for a while, prepare a pet drinking bottle and fill will water in it in case your buddy feels thirsty.