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dogs who dont drink much

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by chianya, Apr 23, 2011.


  1. chianya

    chianya PetForums Senior

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    its hot hot hot and if your dog is like suki they hardly seem to drink at all in this weather. Tip fill up their bowl and place a few treats in it they will sure drink all the water just to get to it. Make sure its nothing that floats though lol
     
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    Good idea providing it's not a big bowl of water, as gulping too much too quickly can be dangerous :) when it's warm I give mine frozen kongs to play with and ice cubes to crunch, and add a good amount of water to their dinners.
     
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    We dont get hot weather but my dogs seldom drink. It is up to them, they will drink if they are thirsty.
     
  4. My rottie Holly won't drink much from her bowl unless she has just seen me fill it. I don't think she likes water which has stood around for a bit. Im thinking of getting a water fountain as Im sure she would drink more from running water
     
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    our german shepherd will only drink fresh water straight from the tap.
    if its been there for half the day he'll sit at the water bowl and then look at me or hubby and winge untill its been re filled with fresh!!

    he don't drink much at all either.
    prob drinks more at night before going to bed.
     
  6. shibby

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    We change the water throughout the day too, so it's nice and fresh. Our eldest pooch will drink more that way. Our last boy, who's sadly no longer with us, would jump up to the sink and drink from the tap :D


    What would you put in it that wouldn't go soggy?
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    before we run the huskies we bait their water with sardines in oil to get them well hydrated:)
     
  8. shibby

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    That's a good idea, I was thinking of something kind of on the lines of that (not a solid). Ours are quite particular and would probably refuse to drink if you added anything to it. I haven't tried ice cubes yet as one will probably be freaked out by them and the other will knock the bowl over trying to get them out!
     
  9. Eroswoof

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    Bumbys been drinking a lot more since I got the cats a water fountain :lol:

    He's a pom though so it wouldn't be as practical for a bigger dog I don't suppose? Maybe you can get giant ones like waterfalls :eek:

    Em
     
  10. McKenzie

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    Kenzie loves crunching on ice cubes - maybe this is a way to get liquid into dogs too?
     
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    I put biscuits in and Dixie dunks her head in to get them! Lol

    When it's really hot I put some biscuits and water into an old ice cream tub and freeze it. They love it!
    Also the other day when it was really hot they had an ice cream :eek:
     
  12. Eroswoof

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    :lol: Bumbys scared of ice cubes :lol: :rolleyes: xxxx
     
  13. McKenzie

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    Oh Bumby!!! :p:p:p
     
  14. braemarblue

    braemarblue PetForums Member

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    hi. we discovered one of my dogs unfortunately was forming bladder stones years ago and after an op and a lot of trial and error prescription food. i got a tip from a vet to always feed her with dry (prescription food) in water every day so we did and have had clear x rays ever since. also ice cubes a great idea and our younger dog jumps when he hears the ice cube dispenser going so there is always a race between the 2 of them to pick up any dropped cubes as the older one thinks she is missing out so its win win for her.:)
     
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