How Much Water Should Your Dog Drink?

How Much Water Should Your Dog Drink?

How Much Water Should Your Dog Drink?

As we all know, we should drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated throughout the day.

But what about dogs?

Dogs also need to be hydrated at all times.

The question is:

Have you ever wondered how much water your dog needs per day?

Well, that's exactly what you're going to learn in this guide.

Benefits of Drinking Adequate Amounts of Water

Water has a mighty big role in helping bodies to function well each day.

Similar to human, water offers multiple health benefits to dogs:

  • Maintaining healthy fur and skin
  • Facilitating digestion
  • Facilitating metabolic process
  • Preventing urinary disease
  • Promoting healthy kidney function
  • Flushing out toxins from vital organs
  • Cooling body down to maintain a normal temperature
  • If a dog is sick or injured, drinking sufficient water can aid in the healing process.

In short, every main function in your dog’s body requires a sufficient amount of water to work optimally.

So, it's important to keep an eye on your dog’s water consumption, because too little can result in dehydration. And there can be too much of a good thing. Ingesting too much water can lead to water intoxication.

How Much Water Your Dog Needs Each Day

There are many factors that can affect your dog’s water intake, such as age, size, diet, activity level, the type of food, and weather conditions.

 

Age

Puppies need to drink about half a cup every two hours and should be monitored closely. Older dogs will tend to naturally control their own water intake.


Size

A healthy dog typically should drink 1/2 to 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight each day.


Diet

If your dog is eating a moisture-rich diet, he is getting some of water intake in each meal, so he may not drink as much from his water bowl.

Dogs that eat just dry food will need more water to compensate for the lack of moisture in his diet.


Exercise

When exercising your dog, it’s a good idea to bring water along so that you can give him frequent short water breaks to keep him from getting dehydrated.

If your dog immediately drinks up the water of his water bowl, rest him for a bit before you refill his bowl.


Weather

Dogs pant more and easily suffer from heatstroke during summer, so it’s important to increase your dog’s water intake to ensure adequate hydration.


Medications

If your dog is on medication, it would be best to consult your vet whether you need to increase or decrease your dog’s water intake.


To determine if your dog is hydrated enough, gently lift some skin of your dog's neck and let it go.

If your dog's skin falls back into place quickly, then he is well-hydrated. However, if your dog’s skin falls slowly like a "tent," your dog may be dehydrated.

Another way to check is their gums. Wet, slick gums are healthy while dry or sticky gums indicate that your dog needs more water.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE: KEEP YOUR DOG'S WATER CLEAN AND FRESH!

The water in dog's bowl that sits on the floor for hours or days could collect dust and bacteria. That water has unpleasant smells and tastes which is bad for your dog's health.

So, you'd better refill the bowl with clean and fresh water every day to make sure your dog stay healthy and hydrated.

Fountains Save You Time & Effort Replacing Pet's Water.

How many times have you decided to not replace pet's water because you’re too lazy to go downstairs or to the other side of the house?

Well, you definitely need a filtering water fountain! It can save you time and effort refilling or cleaning a bowl regularly. Also, it can encourage your dog to drink.

At Dogness, the Smart Fountain for dog is an innovative solution to give your doggy a constant supply of fresh water.

This water fountain boasts a continuously flowing stream to add more oxygen to the water and replaceable carbon and nano filters for fresher taste.

With this fountain, you will be amazed at how it simplifies your life. Your doggy will always access to fresh, clean water in their daily routines and hereby stay healthy.

Your Pet's Healthy-Drinking Expert

The Smart Fountain gives your fur babies the fresh, clean, flowing water they crave. The ever-flowing water adds oxygen for freshness and entices your pet to drink more water.

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  • Add oxygen for fresh running water
  • 2-stage carbon & nano filters for fresh taste
  • Ultra quiet & low consumption pump
  • 2-litre capacity with visible water level
  • BPA-free materials

See What Pet Parents Are Saying

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This product literally changed my life. I am a crazy animal lover and I have two dogs. I'm very busy all the time changing the water and this just makes it so easy. You fill the water and it's running the entire time without overflowing water.

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Excellent! Keep water fresh and clean!

We used to have a water bowl but dust and lint would accumulate in the dish. My dog would drink less since the old water wasn't fresh enough. For this product, the carbon filter and running water definitely keeps the water fresh and encourages her to drink more.

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My cat has refused to use a water bowl. No matter how fresh the water, he'd go for the toilet (eww). I put this fountain next to his food. He didn't use it at first. For a few days he examined it, then for about a week he'd occasionally splash in it and watch me refill it, then finally he started happily drinking from it.

Ramon V.

THE BEST SMART FOUNTAIN EVER!!

This product literally changed my life. I am a crazy animal lover and I have two dogs. I'm very busy all the time changing the water and this just makes it so easy. You fill the water and it's running the entire time without overflowing water.

Laurie T.

Excellent! Keep water fresh and clean!

We used to have a water bowl but dust and lint would accumulate in the dish. My dog would drink less since the old water wasn't fresh enough. For this product, the carbon filter and running water definitely keeps the water fresh and encourages her to drink more.

Sam T.

Yay! He FINALLY stopped drinking out of the toilet!

My cat has refused to use a water bowl. No matter how fresh the water, he'd go for the toilet (eww). I put this fountain next to his food. He didn't use it at first. For a few days he examined it, then for about a week he'd occasionally splash in it and watch me refill it, then finally he started happily drinking from it.

Ramon V.

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