More water dawg
Sick Bear Saga
Another 8 hrs of fluids for the Bear. He does NOT like being stuck at the vet all day long. I don’t care much for the idea either. But he definitely has a bounce in his step that’s been lacking for the last few days.
Cause of the dehydration – probable overheating
Reason all the water he drank went right on thru – unknown
This kinda bugs me, the not knowing what started it all, and not knowing if/when it’ll resurface.
Apparently some dogs can get overheated just going outside to pee. In Bear’s case this would have to happen pretty damn fast. He knows where the shade is and he doesn’t waste any time gettin there.
The truck cab is sometimes pretty warm but the AC is up and running within seconds and the temp is dropping in a couple minutes. I never take him if it’s over 90 and usually only early or late when it’s cooler. Even then I only park him in shady, breezy spots with a tub o’ water. With windows open and a good breeze it’s well within tolerance in the shade.
He has almost constant access to water. Even when visiting friends he’s trained them to put out a beverage bucket.
Best guess is a combination of things; being sick a couple weeks back, heat, humidity, and age. Neither of us is a young pup and we don’t bounce back like we did.
Thanks to all the well-wishers for the calls n comments