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Q: Does my dog drink enough water?

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1 answer | Expired: 1375 days ago

Mary T.

How much water should my dog drink?

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Your dog should drink as much as an ounce of water per pound (of your dog’s weight) each day, depending on the weather and level of activity.

A healthy dog’s thirst is internally regulated — the “I don’t know why but I feel like another drink of water” principle. Sometimes that’s as little as ½ an ounce of water per pound. Sometimes more. Drastic changes in a dog’s drinking habits should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian.

Provide a little more fresh clean water than your dog might drink each day. And on hot days, ice is nice.

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