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We all know how important it is for the human body to drink enough water. The recommendation is for two to three liters of water daily, with the required amount being also dependent on the height. What many have forgotten again and again is that even for our dogs a sufficient hydration is essential.
In this article you will learn everything you need to know about the importance of water for your dog.
Just as with us humans, a sufficient water supply is also important in dogs for many physical processes. On the one hand, it helps your four-legged friend maintain a healthy body temperature constantly. Also for the good metabolism which is needed for dogs. Dehydration can result in constipation and abdominal pain.
Water also ensures that all the important nutrients from the dog's diet can be absorbed. Only then can they function properly in the body.
So you see, without adequate hydration, it can lead to serious health problems.
Nowadays, we think a lot about dog nutrition. Accordingly, many ask themselves the question: How much water does my dog need every day? This depends on the body weight of the dog. You can refer to the following table:
5 kg body weight approx. 300 - 500 ml
10 kg body weight approx. 600 - 1,000 ml
20 kg body weight approx. 1,200 ml - 2,000 ml
40 kg body weight approx. 2,400 ml - 4,000 ml
However, you should keep in mind that these are only rough guideline values. In high heat or great physical effort, of course, the fluid requirement may increase.
For dog care it is without a doubt also to notice if the dog is not feeling well or if something is missing. That your dog is dehydrated, you can see the following signs:
• The saliva of the dog is thick.
• The dog's eye sockets are deep.
• The dog generally looks tired and makes us feel weak.
Also, if your pet is lethargic and does not even react to his favorite game, consider dehydration and water.
Sweetened water and flavored water or soft drinks of all kinds should definitely be taboo for dogs. They contain a lot of sugar and can cause the animal to get too fat or even get diabetes.
Dogs should not get tea and coffee either. The natural substance theophylline contained therein is harmful to them. Caffeine stimulates the animal's central nervous system and can cause rapid heartbeats and dandruff. Over a longer period of time, it can even lead to poisoning of the nervous system.
Of course, your dog should always have enough fresh water available. The automatic water dispenser with drinking cup from Hisome ensures that he can quench his thirst at any time.
Nevertheless, you should regular the time that your four-legged friend drinks water, like before and after meals and before going for a walk. These firm drinking times not only provide a healthy water intake, but also ensure that the four-legged friends urinate at certain times.