Your Dog Needs Water

Hydration for Your Dog

Your dog’s nutrition is of utmost importance. There is no discounting this fact. However, did you know that water is even important than all the nutrients in the world? If your dog does not remain well-hydrated at all times, its health will inevitably suffer as a result.

Before anything else, let us try to dig deeper into how water consumption and loss works for your dog. Similar to us humans, dogs lose water in their bodies throughout the day. This water dissipates through a variety of means: by sweating, by using the bathroom, and simply by expending energy. Even just losing 10 to 15 percent of the water in its body can cause a dog to become ill and eventually die. This is why it is vital to ensure that your dog is constantly hydrating itself.

So what is the ideal amount of water to give your dog each day? The answer to this depends on how much your dog weighs. It is important that for every pound your dog weighs, it consumes the equivalent number of ounces of water. For instance, if your dog weighs 25 pounds, it should be consuming at least 25 ounces of water daily. Monitor this very carefully.

In order to encourage your dog to drink as much water as possible, position its water bowl where it is most easily accessible. Purchase one that can’t be easily knocked over. Clean the bowl every day as well so that it remains sanitary for your dog. If you are walking your dog on a particularly hot day, be sure to bring your dog’s bowl and a cold bottle of water with you to keep him cool and comfortable. Most importantly, he will remain hydrated and healthy. It is not a good idea to allow your dog to drink from the toilet bowl as it is unsanitary.


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  1. Shammamy

    I have had both a male and female pom each dog has their own indadivuil personality and cannot be predetermined simply based on gender. The best way to choose a puppy is to see which puppy takes to you best (i.e. plays with you or follows you around) many breeders will tell you that the puppy chooses you and not the other way around.References :

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