Can one Rehydrate tablet be dissolved into more than 16 ounces of water? 
Yes, however, diluting a Rehydrate tablet more than what is recommended reduces its effectiveness with regards to osmolality. For more information on osmolality, please visit the Hydration & Science section of this web site.
Why is Rehydrate better than other sports drinks? 
Multiple years of research have gone into Rehydrate to assure that its formula is optimal. Our goals were to provide a convenient final product that would be isosmotic and palatable to ensure intake of fluids when dogs are active, and to be conservative in its ingredient components. In addition, unlike traditional powdered products which are messy and require pre-mixing of measured doses, Rehydrate comes in an easy to use tablet form that dissolves quickly in water.
When should I give Rehydrate to my dog? 
You can give Rehydrate to your dog anytime he/she is visibly thirsty or active. Rehydrate is not just for the serious athletic dog, but can benefit all dog's that enjoy being physically active.
Why is Rehydrate better than plain water? 
To learn more about why water does not put back everything that is lost through exercise, please visit the Hydration & Science section of this web site.
Can I give Rehydrate to my dog even though he/she is not all that active?
Sure. Although Rehydrate is formulated as an electrolyte replacement drink for dogs with great enthusiasm, it can be consumed by all dogs, big and small, to help promote the intake of fluids.
Should I dissolve half a tablet into 16 ounces of water for my smaller dog? 
You can, but again this reduces the osmolality because Rehydrate is formulated to be volume dependent, rather than weight dependent, one tablet dissolved into 16 ounces of water (or two tablets dissolved into 32 ounces of water) is sufficient for dogs of all sizes. Also, because everything is in fluid form, if the animal does not need it, then it will urinate out what is left over.
What is the osmolality of Rehydrate? 
In scientific terms, osmolality is a term used to describe the concentration of particles dissolved in a solution. Optimal absorption of fluids within the body happens when solutions are equal in terms of osmolality and what naturally occurs in the body. The osmolality of Rehydrate is close to that of our dogs blood, a factor that helps assure rapid absoption.
What are the electrolytes in Rehydrate? 
In Rehydrate, the key electrolytes are the minerals chloride, sodium and potassium.
What is the shelf life of Rehydrate once it is dissolved into water? 
Once dissolved into water, Rehydrate should be consumed within 2-3 days and any unused portion prior to that should be stored in the refrigerator at a standard temperature of about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Why does Rehydrate come in a plastic tube and cap? 
The packaging Rehydrate comes in is based on convenience and protects the effervescent tablets from ultra-violet light and moisture. It also comes with a tamper resistant band to ensure safety.