Why Are Dogs Always Thirsty ?
Like humans, dogs also need to be provided with an adequate amount of clean water every day and often. Medium dogs need about 60ml of water for 1 kg of weight. For active dogs, or lactating and puppies often drink more water than adults. If your dog to drink more than that, it can signal a health problem.
There are many factors that determine the amount of dogs drinking water, from the weather to the level of activity and diet and their physical condition. To know this requires the monitoring and recording of the owners, if that’s something unusual, immediately ask your veterinarian opinions.
Here are a few reasons for the unusually thirsty dog
Hot summer days, have fun, exercise more, illness, infection … all of which can lead to dehydration in dogs and push them to find drinking water. Along expression or thirsty, your dog can lethargy, fatigue, dry tongue and gums and thick …
Dehydration can be dangerous for dogs, so if you suspect your dog is dehydrated, so give them veterinary care as soon as possible. If dogs mild dehydration, and no signs of vomiting, you can water them by giving clean water to drink every small spoon, divided into several times a day. Should not drink too fast, or too much water at once, because it can cause vomiting dog.
Dehydration is common in diseases: liver, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, cancer, diarrhea, fever, infections, and kidney disease.
But sometimes the disease can not be the main cause, but drugs used to treat the disease can cause excessive thirst in dogs. You should talk to your veterinarian about medication and its side effects, then find out how to solve the match.
Just as in humans, some drugs can lead to excessive thirst for your dog, including:
- Inflammatory drugs such as prednisone.
- Diuretics, such as furosemide.
- Sedatives such as phenobarbital may have side effects include increased thirst, increased urination, and excessive appetite.
- Dogs eat more dry food can also lead to remarkable thirst in dogs.
- Foods with high salt content also makes the dog more thirsty. Not so for dogs fed diets high in salt, will not be good for their health.
- Some signs that your dog may have eaten too much salt include shivering, diarrhea, depression, and vomiting.
5.Tips for dog owners.
Pay attention to the amount of water for the dog every day to see the changes in thirst or drinking behavior of the dog, you can:
- Replacement of clean water per day for dogs.
- Pour the same amount of water in each level.
- Pay attention to the amount of water you give the dog every day and noting if any abnormality.
Water is very important for the physical and spiritual of all animals, so never leave your pet dog fall into dehydration. If you’re worried that your dog is drinking too much (or not enough), should consult with a trusted veterinarian.
Wishing you and your baby pet dog healthy and happy always!