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Signs Of Dehydration In Dogs To Look Out For

Signs Of Dehydration In Dogs To Look Out For

Signs Of Dehydration In Dogs To Look Out For

Despite the measures taken to keep ourselves cool, the warm weather on our sunny island calls for constant efforts to keep ourselves hydroted. This is especially important for our furkids, where dehydration may also mean their inabilities to replace the loss of fluids and a cause for death in extreme cases.

While we can recognise the signs of dehydration in ourselves, these signs differ when it comes to our pups. Some signs of dehydration in your pup include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Panting
  • Dry nose and gums
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive urination

These are the more common signs of dehydration in canines. Apart from these, there are other tell-tale signs including diarrhea, excessive drooling and elevated heart rate. There are also a few tests you may carry out with your pet in determining their levels of hydration.

Signs Of Dehydration In Dogs To Look Out ForSource: Dogscatspets

One way is to test for skin elasticity. Gently pinch the skin (preferably at the back of the neck) with your thumb and forefinger. If the skin falls back into place quickly, it’s a good sign. However, if it takes a long time to go back into place, it may be a sign of dehydration.

Another method that you can use to test is the gum test. A canine’s normal gum is moist and can be slimy. However, if your dog is dehydrated, they will have dry gums that have a tacky feel.

To treat a mildly dehydrated dog, move him to a much more cooler area and encourage him to drink as much water as possible. However, if your canine is dehydrated because of diarrhea or a heat stroke, it is advisable to visit any vets in Singapore.

A dehydrated dog does not only lose water, but also suffers from a lose in electrolytes. In cases like this, re-hydrating your pup with water alone is not enough, the electrolytes have to be replaced as well. Though dehydration can be common in canines and is life-threatening, it can also be prevented. Apart from ensuring your pup is hydrating itself with water, provide them with a diet that is naturally moisture-dense as well. This way, you can be sure that your dog is receiving hydration not just through water alone.

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