Hydration for your Pet
What's the big deal with Pet Hydration? Pet hydration is vitally important. Like in humans, water helps prevent infection and disease, increases energy levels, maintains stable body temperature and blood circulation, filters waste, processes food and speeds up recovery time from sickness, surgery or injury.
Some of the most obvious signs of dehydration in your pet could be:
- Loss of energy
- Excessive panting
- Sunken, dry eyes
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Dry, sticky gums
- Loss of skin elasticity
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If you suspect that your pet is dehydrated, please contact your vet. They know best when it comes to pet health!
How do you know when your pet needs water?
Apart from water intake to body weight, you also need to consider the temperature of the day and your pet’s activity levels. On hot days and when active, your pet is likely to need more water than usual.
Remember that the portable Torus filtered hydration solution provides access to fresh water at all times, allowing you to take water with you for use in the car, at parks, on long walks or camping.
Other important things to consider are trying to avoid hot surfaces during the heat of the day, (like tarmac or concrete), and providing time for your pet to be in the shade. Of course you should have your portable Torus bowl with you for that shady break!
Food and water
Humans get their water needs from liquids and from the food that we eat. The food pets eat don’t usually have enough liquid in them especially if your animals are eating dry foods. You can add some water to your pets dry food or maybe serve them more wet food to balance.
If your pet is active or is regularly in hot weather, you can support them with electrolytes and other supplements. Torus Pet will being offering water soluble pet health supplements for dosing via the Torus bowls. Watch this space!
A hydrated pet is a happy and healthy pet
That’s why Torus Pet developed the Torus hydration solution – to ensure that pets have fresh, filtered water all day, not only when we are there to give them a drink.