Summer is here and that means it’s extra important to keep your dog hydrated. The weather is hot, hot, hot! June, July, and August temperatures hover around the high-’70s to mid-’80s during the daytime.
Tips for keeping your dog hydrated
A few tips for keeping your dog hydrated include:
- Ensure your dog has plenty of clean water
- Check your dog’s water supply frequently
- Clean your dog’s bowl to prevent bacteria
- Adjust your dog’s exercise routine
- Bring water with you on the go
- Never leave your dog in the car
- Provide your dog with a place to cool off
How much water is enough?
Did you know that a dog’s body is made up of about 80% water? According to Fetch by WebMD, your dog’s daily water intake should be at least 1 ounce of water for each pound they weigh. Your vet can also help you with more details for your specific dog.
Check for signs of dehydration
It is essential to check for warning signs of dehydration in your dog. Warning signs may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Dry nose
Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes and must-visit hiking trails and parks. If you are planning fun summer activities with your favorite pup, make sure you are prepared to keep your dog hydrated. Don’t forget the treats! Stashios® Soft Chews+™ Hip & Joint soft dog treats make a great trail treat.