This simple invention will help insure that your dog can always access cool, fresh, and clean water while outside. Simply attach it to your hose and when your dog licks the lever, they get water. It also shuts off when they stop licking.
There are many ways to encourage your pet to drink more water. Take note of what your pet is currently drinking and try these tips to get them closer to their goal:
Some dogs instinctively know to drink just the right amount of water for their needs, some dogs don’t drink enough water, and others drink too much. So it’s possible your dog is either under- or over-hydrated.
Keep an eye on your pet’s water consumption because too little can result in dehydration, urinary tract issues like kidney stones, and organ failure. And drinking too much water can be toxic.
The amount of water your dog drinks can be an indicator of an underlying illness. Dogs with pancreatitis, parvovirus, or leptospirosis tend not to drink much water, but a brewing bladder infection, other types of infection, or a metabolic problem such as Cushing's disease, and diabetes can cause excessive thirst and water consumption.
Check your dog’s gums to determine if they are getting enough water. Moist, slick gums indicate a good level of hydration; dry or sticky gums mean your pet’s body needs more water.
Some dogs drink too much water which is called psychogenic polydipsia. Symptoms of over-hydration (water intoxication) include staggering/loss of coordination, lethargy, nausea, bloating, vomiting, dilated pupils, glazed eyes, light gum color, and excessive salivation.
The dog cooling pad and the dog cooling water bowl have been a life savor for my bulldog who loves to go out on our boat but would get over heated! Everything worked as advertised and would purchase again if ever needed!