SO incredibly grateful that the folks at the top were able to get this site back up and running promptly; as I turn to this forum quite a bit in one way or the other….it seems lately that I've been having a lot of minor issues with Beo - which are obviously due to the move.
Separation/crate anxiety, a chipped tooth issue....now there's another issue that's popped up. Another unexpected surprise which I didn't even consider going in:
I've noticed lately that Beo is almost constantly dehydrated; licking lips constantly, his skin takes a full second to go back down, gum color is a bit off, and he dives for the mud puddles outside like he hasn't seen water in days (I haven't been letting him drink from them however).
The tap water here is fluoridated, and we moved from an area that doesn't fluoridate its water. I'm wondering if that could be why he isn't drinking enough? He will wait until he is absolutely parched and only then take whatever is necessary..... So he isn't allowing himself to get to the point of death, but it's still a concern. I keep waiting for him to just give in....
I have no idea what to do....should I buy a filtration system? Or would it be better to just let the taste grow on him overtime? Hoping to get some responses from individuals who have been in this same situation, but any advice is appreciated. I did try to put in some low sodium, organic broth...but he still only took a little bit of it.....he's gotten a bit better, but for awhile there I was giving him the water by hand (forcing him to drink it). I'm almost at the point where I'd like to give in and just let him drink out of the mud puddles....but around here there's all types of nasty **** in them, and it's not safe for him to drink out of these mini toxic waste dumps.