Dog Dehydration Symptoms and Drinking Solutions

Dog Dehydration Symptoms

Here is a simple checklist of symptoms to show that your dog is dehydrated.

1 Dry Nose

2 Lethargic

3 Panting

4 Loss of Appetite.

5 Dry, sunken eyes

6 Lack of skin elasticity.

A vet told me to lift some skin at the back of the neck and watch how quickly the skin returns to normal. A well-hydrated dogs skin should spring back quickly.

How to Restore Hydration.

When one of my own dogs was very sick and refusing to drink I gently rubbed ice cubes around her gums, it takes patience but works. I found it perked her up enough to take a few sips from a bowl.

The hydration sachets given to children can be offered and come in enticing flavours.

Try some tasty, warm, chicken stock.

The dog can be given fluids intravenously by the vet if the dehydration is severe.

How Much Should My Dog Drink Each Day?

A 10-pound dog should drink at least 20 ounces of water per day.

(ie double the body weight )

Useful Products To Keep Your Dog Hydrated

  • Amazon Purchase Link
  • This is a water bottle and bowl all in one. It is great for hiking, camping and long journeys.


Dog Dehydration Symptoms



Additional Reading

It’s so worrying when a dog stops eating and especially if he stops drinking too. This really simple recipe is a great way to get some hydration and nutrition into a dog who is recovering from surgery or illness.

Find out how to make bone broth for your dog, and how it will help him or her recover.

Bone Broth Recipe



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