Brian Fate, a 26-year-old graduate student from Colorado, USA, recently invented an electrolyte- and vitamin-enhanced water to help his chocolate Labrador recover from hikes, according to The Rocky Mountain Collegian .
"With all the outdoor activity here in Colorado, dogs suffer from heat stroke and dehydration just as humans do if they are not given enough electrolytes," said Matt Gauthier, the owner of local pet store Wagz , where the water is sold. "There is definitely a place in the market for this product."
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