Got Water? How to Prevent Pet Dehydration This Summer

Your pet may instinctively drink more water on a hot day – or not. There are several important elements that, when aligned, contribute to a fine balance of health. One of these is, of course, water consumption. As the days grow hotter, so does your pet’s internal temperature. Without paying close attention to how much water your pet is drinking, pet dehydration is a real risk.

How Much is Enough?

Water makes up 70-80% of your pet’s body mass and helps maintain cellular functions. The actual amount of water your pet needs depends on his her breed, weight, age, lifestyle, and exposure to outside elements.

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