We know that water is the elixir of life for us. But do our dogs need clean water? If so, how much? When to give them water? Listed below are 7 facts about drinking water for dogs.
1. Dogs need water to sustain themselves. Dogs should be fed fresh water at least 3 times a day. They are said to need at least 2 ml for every pound you weigh or at least 2.5 times the amount of daily food you eat.
2. More water should be provided when your dog eats more dry food. The water requirement is not so much for raw or canned foods.
3. Dogs prefer cold water. The temperature of the water should be decided according to the weather, the amount of exercise, the degree of exercise, the age and the capacity of your dog’s kidneys.
4. Snow as a substitute for water is unacceptable and can be dangerous because it is contaminated. You can give homemade ice cubes as treats if your dog likes ice water.
5. During housebreaking, leave the water bowl for about 10 minutes and give it about 3-4 hours and take your puppy out. Give your puppy water about 3 hours before bed.
6. Pay attention to the amount of water your dog drinks. If your dog unusually drinks more or less than his normal volume of water, it may be a sign of discomfort.
7. Do not allow your dog to drink large amounts of water after physical activity or exercise to avoid water poisoning.
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