The Symptoms & Prevention of Dehydration in Pets

The Symptoms & Prevention of Dehydration in Pets

Jul 01, 2024Cory Noble

☀️ When the summer heat kicks in, we all put on our sun hats, fill a travel bottle with water and head to the nearest park or beach to keep cool. Make sure that, in the hustle and bustle of summertime activities, you are also taking your pet’s health and hydration into account. A lack of water intake can cause dehydration in pets, particularly in hot weather, which, if not quickly tended to, can lead to a medical emergency. Make sure you are keeping an eye out for the signs of dehydration in your pet, especially when participating in outdoor activities.   



  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Reduced energy levels and lethargy
  • Excessive panting
  • Sunken, dry-looking eyes
  • Dry nose
  • Dry, sticky gums
  • Thick saliva


    If your pet is showing any of the signs listed above, take them to the vet immediately. The vet can administer fluids quickly to replace the hydration that has been lost.¹ Avoiding a potential dehydration emergency is easy by following a few tips that help keep your pet hydrated!




    • Always provide fresh, clean drinking water at home
    • Feed a raw diet which naturally contains more moisture than kibble diets 
    • Add additional moisture, like bone broth, goat milk or wet food, to your pet’s current meal
    • Bring along a travel bottle made for pets on all outings


            Ensuring your pet always has clean water available and including moisture in their meals will keep them feeling great, even through the heat. We have a bounty of products available that will help keep your pet hydrated all summer long!





            Ceramic or Stainless Steel Bowls

            Providing a clean bowl of water at all times is the best way to prevent dehydration. Using a ceramic or stainless steel water bowl helps ensure bacteria and mold won’t grow in your pet’s main water source.



            Frozen Raw Pet Food 

            Raw food diets are moisture-heavy meals that mirror what your pet’s ancestors would’ve chosen in the wild and provides them with the necessary nutrients and hydration to keep them feeling their best. We offer a wide variety of frozen raw options for dogs and cats. Place your pickup order online now and our store team will alert you when it's ready for you!




            Wet Food For Dogs & Cats

            Moisture-rich, high-meat wet foods are a great way to add additional hydration and a boost of nutrition to any meal.






            Bone Broth 

            Adding bone broth to your pet’s current meal is a fast, easy and delicious way to increase your pet’s moisture intake.






            Travel Bowls 

            Bringing along a travel bowl or bottle for your pet ensures they can have a sip of fresh, clean drinking water wherever your adventures lead you.







            Don’t allow the fear of dehydration prevent you from making lasting memories with your best fur-iend this summer. Ensuring you include their summer-outing accessories in your beach bag will allow for you both to have the best time beating the heat! For additional recommendations, our store teams are a wealth of knowledge who can direct you to specific products that fit your life and, for additional summer fun, you can shop our Summer Collection online!




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