How Long Can A Dog Go Without Water?
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.