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Archive for October 9th, 2017

Does Your Pet Have A Drinking Problem?

Monday, October 9, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Proper hydration in dogs and cats is vital to good health. Cats seem to have more of a drinking problem than dogs but you must always make sure that both cats and dogs are getting are properly hydrated. Here is a  chart display the proper hydration in both dogs and cats.

Water in 8oz glasses:

Dog and cat 10lbs    =  one and one quarter glasses of water per day.

Dog and cat 20lbs   =  two and one half glasses of water per day.

Dog 40 lbs                =  five glasses of water per day.

Dog  80 lbs              =   ten glasses of water per day.

Symptoms of dehydration

  • sunken eyes
  • lethargy
  • loss of appetite
  • dry mouth
  • depression

To check to see if your pet is dehydrated, gently grab a loose piece of skin on your pets back between the shoulder bladed. If the skin snaps back, your pet is probably ok but if the skin goes back into place slowly, he could be dehydrated and should be seen by a vet.

Your pet could have an underlying condition that could be serious. Dehydration in pets could be life threatening and needs to be taken care of immediately.

Remember, your pets count!

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