Pet Tips: The Medication My Pet Has Been Prescribed Make My Pet Very Thirsty. What Can I Do?

Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology Pet TipSome medications may make your pet think they are more thirsty, but their water requirement my not need to be increased. Consult with your family veterinarian or RMVN for recommendations on how much water your pet requires in a 24-hour period.

Offer your pet a bowl of ice cubes, rather than a bowl of water.

If your pet is waking you up in the middle of the night to go outside, it’s generally okay to remove the water bowl 1 to 2 hours before bedtime, so everyone sleeps through the night. Providing free access to water first thing in the morning will allow your pet to maintain the necessary fluid intake. Please check with your family veterinarian or RMVN prior to limiting your pet’s access to water.

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