Have you ever thought about sharing your beverages, adult or otherwise, with your dog? Fresh water, of course, is the best way to keep your dog hydrated, but what else can dogs drink? You might be surprised at the number of human beverages that are no-gos. Let’s find out what can dogs drink besides water.
Dogs need to drink water to stay alive. But what are the best ways to keep them from getting dehydrated? Our guides and gear to gulping.
It was back in 700BC that a greek poet said “Moderation is best in all things”… and though it might come as a surprise to some, this is also true of drinking water! Indeed, for people and animals alike, drinking too much water too quickly can cause serious problems. From a medical standpoint, this is called water intoxication or “dilutional hyponatremia” and is perhaps more common than people think. Find out more about what happens when dogs drink too much water and what to do if your dog has water intoxication.
Dogs can benefit from a water fountain as much as humans can. Not only do they provide a steady stream of fresh, filtered water, but it’s also a convenient way to make sure you’re not having to constantly fill up their empty water bowl. Pet drinking fountains come in a variety of options depending on your pet’s needs and your preferences. We’ll take a dip into the best dog fountains on the market and our top picks for each category, from the best outdoor dog fountains to automatic pet water dispensers and more.
Warm weather is ideal for pet owners to enjoy the outdoors with their furry best friend. It’s tempting to take Fido with you to run errands and on family trips. But what happens when your dog becomes too hot? As the temperature rises, dog owners must be aware of the potential warning signs of heat stroke in dogs and how to prevent it before it’s too late.
You’re out for a walk and take a break to give your dog some water. You’re probably one of two people. If you’re the first person, you uncap your shared water, attempt to form a bowl with your hands and try to get him to drink as much of it as possible before it all drips through the cracks. If you’re the second person, you’re lugging around a bowl with you, pour some water into it, and she drinks about half of it resulting in you tossing the remainder. An easier alternative would be to bring your dog its own water bottle with a bowl built in. Your dog will drink more water and less will go on the ground. No wasted water, no mess, and no extra bowl needed.