Cocker Spaniels, Springer Spaniels and Staffies
If you’ve already realised your Springer Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel or Staffie isn’t drinking enough and just want to buy some Slurps, click here for our most popular pack. Otherwise, please read on!
How much should my Spaniel/Staffie drink?
As the weather heats up, it’s really important to keep your dogs healthy and hydrated. Pictured above are @springerspanielmatilda , @alfiecocker and a lovely Staffie!
On average, the above breeds weigh around 15kg so on cool days, they should be drinking roughly 750ml or 1.5 bowls of water per day. On a warmer day, this increases by 50% to 1.2l of water or just over two bowls per day.
If your Spaniel or Staffie weigh a little more or a little less than Alfie or Matilda and their friends, the rule of thumb is that they should drink 50ml/kg bodyweight on a cool day or 75ml on a warm day*
Remember dogs are 80% water (vs humans who are 60% water) so a dog can dehydrate fast.
Two out of three dogs don’t drink the vet recommended amount of water per day**.
If your dog doesn’t drink enough or can be fussy when they’re out and about, Slurps can help. Made from all natural ingredients and high omega 3 fish oils, dogs lap them up.
Dehydration and Heat Stroke in Dogs
Dehydration in dogs is a common, potentially life-threatening condition. It’s the result of not drinking enough water and electrolytes or losing too much fluid. This requires immediate veterinary attention.
By the time you’ve spotted signs of dehydration, it’s already very serious. Dehydration can cause serious organ damage and even death. Look out for sunken eyes, dry gums, lethargy, weakness, collapse and loss of skin elasticity
The key signs of heat stroke are:
- panting heavily
- drooling excessively
- becoming distressed
- appearing drowsy, lethargic or uncoordinated
IN 2018, a quarter (26%) of vets said they’d seen cases of dogs requiring treatment for heat-related conditions over the summer. Make sure your dog isn’t one of them.
**Slurps research 150 dogs.