Wa­ter danger

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QI’ve read that too much wa­ter work can make my dog ill. Is this true?

AVICKY PAYNE replies: Dogs that do a lot of re­triev­ing from wa­ter are at risk of wa­ter in­tox­i­ca­tion if they swal­low too much wa­ter while swim­ming, al­though cases are rare.

Ini­tial symp­toms may in­clude nau­sea, vom­it­ing, lethargy and ab­dom­i­nal dis­ten­tion. In more se­vere cases, coma, seizures, hy­pother­mia and a low heart rate may oc­cur. Treat­ment can be dif­fi­cult and some dogs will die.

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