Water is an important part of pet nutrition. If water shortage reaches 20%, life will be in danger. In general:
Daily water consumption of cats
Weight (KG) x 45ml~50ml
Daily water consumption of dogs
Weight (KG) x 50ml~60ml
The importance of drinking water for dogs and cats:
√ Promote the digestion, absorption, transportation and excretion of metabolites of various nutrients in the body.
√ Regulate pet temperature to prevent dangerous temperature rise.
√ Maintain the normal morphology of tissues and organs. Long term water shortage will affect the normal morphology and function of pet tissues and organs.
The water in the tissue fluid in the pet's body cavity and between organs can reduce the friction between joints and organs and play a role in lubrication.
√ Maintain the pet's body fluid balance and normal metabolism.
*Many pet diseases are caused by drinking too little water, such as urinary system problems.
How to replenish water for pets who don't like drinking?
√ Exercise more to help the body metabolize, and the amount of drinking water will also increase after exercise;
√ More water bowls should be placed in the areas and routes where pets often move, and a quiet place is the best choice;
√ The water temperature can be controlled at about 30 ° C, and the water should be replaced frequently.