Just wanted to get an idea of what you guys think of this: http://www.rehydratetabs.com/products.php It looks to me to be a Gatorade-type drink for dogs. You drop a tablet into a nalgene then put it in your dog's water bowl. They use the same "electrolyte replenishing" advertising claims that Gatorade does.
I've never bought into the Gatorade ad claims, always preferring water to a sport drink, but I'm thinking this might get my dog to drink more, and thus hydrate more. (Just because of the taste.) For that matter, I could just give him Gatorade.
I ask because when we're out training, even after running 20 mins or so chasing bumpers, he will only drink 4-6 ozs. Sometimes I cheat and put 8-10 pieces of kibble in the bowl, and then he'll drink all of the water in there. Today, after a half-mile walk, 20 mins of chasing bumpers, and another half-mile walk, he drank only about 6-12 ozs., and that's a pattern with him. (He's a 7 yr old lab by the way.)