Bring Water For Your Dog During Outdoor Excursions
When going on walks or trips with your dog, never forget to bring your dog’s drinking water. This is one way to discourage your pet from drinking water from streams, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. Chemicals, parasites, poisonous algae, bacteria, etc. may be present in any body of water, natural or man-made. There are also bodies of water that can contain pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful chemicals brought about by surface run off. Diesel, engine oil, and gasoline from boats may also be present in bodies of water. When your pet drinks from them, he can be potentially exposed to these potential health hazards and may suffer from liver problems, digestive upsets, kidney troubles, giardiasis, poisoning, or even death. A dog that drinks sea water while swimming can also be at risk for dehydration as well as electrolyte imbalance. Any signs of toxicity exhibited by your pet dog should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian Happy Valley, OR.