I have been mauling what the vet said over in my head -- that Bob was not dehydrated but dried out.
I mist Bobs food daily but that is not enough. Over the last few days I have been giving him a bit of bread -- about a quarter piece -- dripping with water. What are some other options for daily treats that will carry a lot of water with them?
Looks like I can all but write off my old stand by, oranges, because of the hurricanes. Man, my sweat tooth is going to take a hit this winter I can go thru a bag of oranges alone in 3 days.
Post by prism_wolf on Sept 12, 2004 7:24:22 GMT -8
Grapes are a great source of water intake. So is watermelon, but of course, you can only feed these things as treats...so the way I do it in the winter is one of two ways:
1: Zair LOVES to drink from the squirt bottle. As I spritz him I will aim straight into his closed "lips". I can see his throat start to fluctuate while he starts to drink this way...then he opens his mouth to start drinking normally. I squirt until he turns hi head awy. A lot of water gets into him this way.
2: Syringe. About 5 cc's every couple of days...every day if you're so inclined...a couple times a day.