PAWS: Encouraging Your Dog To Drink


Encouraging Your Dog to Drink

Proper hydration is crucial in the healing process; however, the ill or painful dog may not be interested in drinking. It is important NOT to force water into your dog, as it could lead to aspiration pneumonia if your dog is not swallowing appropriately.

Listed below are several options to encourage your dog to drink.

1. Give your dog an ice cube to lick.

2. Allow your dog to lick water from your hand or your finger.

3. Feed canned dog food, as it has a higher water content.

4. Add warm water or low-sodium broth to your dog’s food.

5. With your veterinarian’s permission, offer small amounts of Pedialyte.

6. Adding an ice cube to the water bowl can encourage some dogs to drink.

If your dog is weak and not interested in food or water, see your veterinarian.

This post courtesy of Dr. Jon and the Dog Crazy Newsletter.

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EVENT: 2010 Duke University Student Activities Fair

The Fall 2010 Student Activities Fair will be held on Friday, September 3 from 4-6pm on East Campus Quad. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet with representatives from most of Duke’s 400+ student organizations! In the meantime, check out for information about student groups.

Sponsored by: Office of Student Activities and Facilities (OSAF) for information and directions visit: Office of Student Affairs

EVENT: Girls Can Lead Too – Sept. 11

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TIPS: What do school kids need to be cool kids?

Traditional school has started in Raleigh, while some year rounds have already been in session. It’s never too late to keep your kids hip to the latest trends in supplies and clothing. has some lists for you parents to look over…


Whether you’re looking to brush up on your computer knowledge or gain some transferable skills for today’s job market, free computer courses at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab could be just what you need! 

The International Free Computer Training and Charitable Center (IFCTCC) will administer 9 week courses in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SQL (programming/database management), web-design, keyboarding, and more. Schedule, registration, and orientation information for fall 2010 can be viewed online at

Classes are open to the public in Wake County and the surrounding area.
Contact (919) 835-1313 or IFTCC instructor Joe Mabiala at
for more information.

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