We’re sure you’re aware of the fact that as the weather hots up, dogs can find it difficult to keep their cool. In the salon, the heat can be even more intense, so what can we do to stop doggy dehydration?
Signs of Dehydration
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Sunken Eyes
The best way to find out if a dog might be dehydrated is to lift the skin at the ruff of the neck. It should spring back, but if it stays wrinkly, the dog might be dehydrated and may need medical assistance. If in doubt, call a vet!
Helping to Stop Dehydration
- Provide plenty of fresh, clean water in multiple places of the salon
- Consider investing in a non-slip or non-tip dog bowl (we have a few to choose from!) to ensure less spillages
- Consider a large capacity water bowl like the Aquaa Gravity Waterer
- Watch water intake – dogs should need to drink as often as we do
- Ensure that the salon is well ventilated, with an air conditioning system in place if possible