How Long Can A Dog Go Without Water?

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Dogs can survive up to three days without water, much like humans. However, there is a stark difference between “surviving” and maintaining good health. If a dog goes three days without hydration, it will be in very poor health and will require immediate medical attention as well as hydration.

Dogs’ bodies are made up of 80% water, so a drop as little as of 10% can be a very serious problem in their organic eco-systems.

If a dog, however, refuses to drink and this is your source of concern, it could be caused by a variety of health issues and you should take them to the veterinarian immediately.

The first warning signs of dehydration are: lethargy, reduced appetite, panting, dry nose, low skin elasticity, sunken eyes, …

 Hydrated food can be of much help in keeping your dog healthy and happy, as well as plain water. However, it should never become a substitute for water.