Dehydration Can Be Deadly!
Dogs dehydrate at a much quicker rate than do humans mainly because they have sweat glands only on their nose and feet. After their body temperature has risen (from activity such as playing or running), it takes a longer time for them to cool down. If your dog also has a thick fur coat, it becomes obvious how the risk of dehydration can occur.
Signs of Dehydration
Rehydrate Your Dog Using a Simple, Easy to Make Life-Saving Drink
Accuracy in mixing is important!
Information taken from: Awake! magazine 1985 9/22 p. 23- A Salty Drink That Saves Lives!
"If you want to maintain the water level in a leaking bucket, you simply keep adding water. The same is true for a child with diarrhea—fluids in his body must be replaced. This is called rehydration."
The magazine article cited above, provides a cost effective way of treating humans, mainly children, for dehydration.
The same is true for puppies who are more susceptible than adult dogs for contracting the parvovirus.Puppies must be rehydrated as quickly as possible to ensure a quick recovery! Parvo - Help your dog to survive!
Rehydration is a major step in helping your dog to recover from a severe or prolonged illness where dehydration has occurred. Many individuals use syringes (without the needle of course) or use a turkey baster to administer PEDIALYTE (Pedialite-an oral electrolyte maintenance solution which restores fluids and minerals lost in children with mild to moderate diarrhea) or Gatorade (accomplishes the same thing as Pedialyte).
Make sure your dog doesn't drink the water too fast because it may cause vomiting, which will result in additional water loss.