10 Things To Keep In Mind For Parents Whose Dogs Have A Drinking Problem! (Part 1)

Imagine a hot summer afternoon, sweat dripping off your forehead, heat radiating from your body, and not a single wave of cool breeze… terrifying isn’t it? What’s the first thing you think of if you’re in this situation? Water! Lots and lots of water. As it turns out, our dogs feel the same!

When summer rolls around, we should remember to give our dogs lots of water to drink and splash around in. Dogs don’t have to remind us to do that, and trust me, they wouldn’t. If they’re very thirsty, they’re going to drink water wherever they’ll find it… yes including the toilet bowl.

It is therefore very important that you provide your dog with clean and fresh water that they can drink, and possibly a kiddie pool filled with water where they can cool down. Here are some things to keep in mind for parents whose dogs have a drinking problem!

1. Don’t wait for your dog to tell you that he’s thirsty through body language. If you forget to give them water, they’ll be drinking water from places you don’t approve.

2. Make sure that your dog knows where to find clean and fresh water every day, whether indoors or outdoors. Your dog needs to drink one ounce of water per pound of body weight every single day.

3. Make sure that you provide them with clean water every day. If the water gets dirty they’ll find places that have clean water… and that includes the toilet bowl.

4. Change water in their drinking bowls regularly to maintain it’s freshness. If you don’t like drinking stale water, neither does your dog. If you don’t mind drinking stale water, change water your dog’s water bowl because they don’t!

5. Make sure you clean your dog’s water bowl regularly to avoid bacteria from making it their home. The cleaner the bowl, the healthier and happier your dog will be!

Do your dogs have a drinking problem? How do you tackle the issue? Let us know in the comments below! Watch out for Part 2!

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