Mars bar contains easily used suger and I used to use them years ago, just used to bite the chocolate off for myself then and give the dogs a piece of the inner every now and then when working hard, one reason I don't normally recommend a brand.As to electrolytes and lucozade the difference is lucozade is glucose drink and electrolytes are salts so they are used for different things, when a child or pup is vomiting or having diarrhea then the fluid its is losing will contain salts so the Dioralyte will replace them, when a dog collapses it is likely depleted its energy reserve and so isn't short of electrolyte but will be short of glucose., or over heated, so it needs the energy reserve, glucose, replacingSo if its not lost electrolytes don't replace them as this may upset the already stressed system. If it is collapsed it may have an element of rhabdomyolysis and with this you get a massive release of the electrolytes from the muscles into the blood which is dangerous to say the least so adding more random electrolytes into the system at this point is, plainly put, bloody stupid.Thats what i was thinking and with it being a sachet was thinking i would be able to leave it in the car in dog 1st aid stuff without it going off like it would over time if it was a pre mixed solution.
By electrolytes are people talking about lucozade type drinks or something else
What are people thoughts on having a couple of dyralyte (spelling) sachets and some water in the car when you go out to do the same job or would it have to be something a tad more glucose based.
I like the post that SoWhat made but in practical terms how would that work? to make up a fresh load to take out with you on a night out on the off chance that a dog collapsed or could it be kept in car more permanently? or kept refrigerated
Dioralyte for children is exactly what I was considering giving to my Lurcher during a hard nights graft. Being a childrens supplement, I doubt there will be excessive ammounts of anything which could harm a dog in large doses.
Other thing is I was trying to figure out and referring to the minshaw thread with dogs collapsing on nghts out etc and reviving them with mars bar in an emmergency. Anyone any views on an ideal solution for this or would dyralyte tick that box as well?
Edited by sandymere, 14 June 2012 - 11:54 am.