Water Toxicity or Hyponatremia in Dogs

Water Toxicity or Hyponatremia in Dogs

We have all done it… We take our dogs to the park that has a lake, or we bring them to a lake or river or swimming pool… Throw a ball or steak or whatever and that our dogs just go crazy jumping in after that object.

What happens when they jump in for that? They open their mouth’s, when they do that, insane amounts of water or ingested by the dog through their nose, their mouse, and sometimes down into their lungs.

Too much of this can cause water Hyponatremia or water toxicity in dogs. This can be fatal to your pet

I heard about this, and I was so freaked out that I thought I would write about it, so everyone knows what this is about and want to watch out for and how to prevent it. I have a German Shepherd who loves to swim and catch balls thrown into the water, but I certainly don’t want him to get hurt by it sorry

Hyponatremia is the clinical term given to a condition in which a dog is suffering from low concentrations of serum sodium in the blood. As a component of the extracellular fluid sodium is the most abundant positive charged Adam in the body. For this reason, your condition of Hyponatremia and under the concentration of the osmotic solution in the bloodstream, A lack of ability of body weight fluids to pass through the cellular membranes, by which the bodies chemical concentrations are kept in balance.

Hyponatremia can be caused either by water retention or silent loss, in this case, salt/sodium is the song. Most solute loss occurs in iso-osmotic solutions and as a result water retention about solute, the underlying cause and almost all patients that are diagnosed

What to look for in your pet staggering, falling over, vomiting, weakness, lethargic, he’ll dams, bloating, excessive salivation, dilated pupils and glazed eyes and seizures in convulsions. We recommend that you do not let your dog swim in unfamiliar water for their safety.

For more information about Hyponatremia, ask your vet.