6 Signs of Dog Dehydration

  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Reduced energy (lethargy)
  • Panting
  • Sunken, dry eyes
  • Dry nose & gums

causes of dehydration

They’re either not getting enough fluid, or may be losing more than they’re taking in – due to diarrhea or vomiting. 

Medical causes may be….

  • Heat Stroke Kidney Disease
  • Fever Diabetes
  • Cancer

prevent your dog from getting hydrated


  1. Keep fresh, clean water available at all times.
  2. Look for signs of drinking more or less water than usual.
  3. Bring fresh water when you take your dog with you.
  4. Avoid chaining your dog – in case he can’t get to water.
  5. Use a water bowl that can’t be tipped over.

Pay Special Attention to Higher Risk Dogs


  • Mothers nursing puppies
  • Senior dogs
  • Diabetic dogs
  • Toy breeds with health issues

If you suspect your dog is dehydrated, Go see your Vet IMMEDIATELY.

Once it happens, they need more than just water!

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by Bill and Elizabeth Cooper

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