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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Drinking water

This isn't exactly about my pups feeding habits. I think he's pretty good on that. But when we are home and have him out we keep a bowl of water out at all times. He's constantly drinking. Each time he goes to the water bowl he seems to be drinking quite a bit each time. Is this normal? He's just over 3 months old.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 11:56 AM
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I let mine drink as much as he wants, except I cut him off at about 9 PM.

I would try to measure how much he is drinking and then discuss with vet. If he is diabetic, he will drink alot.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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We are feeding him Purina pro plan for large breed puppies.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 01:48 PM
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Depends on the climate too. If it's hot then yes it is normal

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2014, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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We keep him inside, except to potty. So it's pretty much always 77 at max. We don't have many windows and the ones we do have solar screens on them.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 07:24 PM
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My girl will polish off a whole large bowl of water no problem after about 30 mins of fetch in this Texas heat i fell like i have to slow her down sometimes because she just gulps it down... Then dribbles it all through the house lol.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 08:11 PM
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Mine drinks a lot as well. Especially with how hot it is here in Texas. Dog on dry food will also drink a lot. Since he's on Pro Plan it could be a food thing. Many dogs I know on Pro Plan are really big drinkers. The Pro Plan food itself tastes really salty for a dry dog food, so that could be a reason. I've tried many dry foods and it's just something I've noticed.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 08:43 AM
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I fill a 1 gallon bowl at least 4-5x a day! My two dogs love their water and it is summer so I keep their bowl full. I have to cut Sinister off by 8pm or he doesn't sleep through the night without a potty break!

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