How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

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Like other animals, dogs also need water for their effective functioning. Water is necessary for every living being. However, different animals need different quantities of water for their survival. It is famous that camels can live for days without having water while other mammals can’t go such long without water.

Dogs are also one of those animals that show the symptoms of dehydration within a day. Owners need to know these symptoms that appear as a result of dehydration.  So, I am going to tell you, how long can a dog go without water? And what amount is needed?

How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

Dogs can go 48-72 hours (2-3 days) long without water but the time varies depending upon the age and health conditions. If the dog is 1-2 years old then it will start to show signs of dehydration within 24 hours. Similarly, a puppy will start to show signs of dehydration after the first 6 hours.

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