What is dehydration in Dogs

Dehydration

Your dog like any other mammal can become dehydrated when his body is losing more fluids than he is taking in or if he is not drinking enough water. Dehydration in dogs is not just a case of your pooch being thirsty, it’s actually a serious condition that can even be life-threatening.

A dog’s weight is comprised of 80% water and when he is dehydrated, he not only loses fluids but also the electrolytes such as potassium, sodium and chloride it contains which are necessary for his body to function.

A thirsty dog or a dog that is only mildly dehydrated might start to show signs of improvement after being tempted to take a drink but if you suspect your dog is more severely dehydrated it’s time to take a trip to the vet.