Why does my GSD pup drink so much water?? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
BluNyxMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: California
Posts: 48
Why does my GSD pup drink so much water??

She is an energetic, healthy pup but man, she drinks tons of water!! Can anyone offer any insight on this phenomenon?
BluNyxMom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 06:27 PM
Member
 
mmags's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 160
Mine was the exact same way, perfectly healthy but would gulp for minutes if I let him. He grew out of it around 12 months old.
BluNyxMom likes this.
mmags is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
BluNyxMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: California
Posts: 48
Good to know, thanks!
BluNyxMom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Elite Member
 
ausdland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: SF Bay
Posts: 1,202
Does she eat kibble? That makes them thirstier.

Yana

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ausdland is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 09:08 PM
Crowned Member
 
Sunflowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,311
Kibble doesn’t have the water content of the food that their body was meant to eat. On the contrary, it pulls water from their system. Kibble is dehydrating, so to compensate, they drink tons of water.
I don’t feed kibble, and my dogs drink very little, because the liquids are already in the foods they eat.
crittersitter and BluNyxMom like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Norden von Narnia (Hans) DOB 1-15-12

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rolf, black German import ♥️ DOB 6-7-2019
Sunflowers is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
BluNyxMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: California
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
Kibble doesnít have the water content of the food that their body was meant to eat. On the contrary, it pulls water from their system. Kibble is dehydrating, so to compensate, they drink tons of water.
I donít feed kibble, and my dogs drink very little, because the liquids are already in the foods they eat.
What do you feed your dog, if I may ask?

BluNyx - born 6-29-19
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Faithful. Loyal. Forever friend.
BluNyxMom is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 04:38 PM
Master Member
 
Frisco19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Boston
Posts: 524
My guy drinks a ton of water, it is crazy how much water he drinks, never seen anything like it. I think he values his water as much as his food. Begs at the fridge water and ice dispenser.

We feed 2/3 kibble 1/3 raw. The store bought "smoked" meat bones (that make a mess BTW) make his really thirsty. I think it's all normal.
Frisco19 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
BluNyxMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: California
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frisco19 View Post
My guy drinks a ton of water, it is crazy how much water he drinks, never seen anything like it. I think he values his water as much as his food. Begs at the fridge water and ice dispenser.

We feed 2/3 kibble 1/3 raw. The store bought "smoked" meat bones (that make a mess BTW) make his really thirsty. I think it's all normal.
I've been reading up on kibble and how thirsty it makes them. I've also been seeing on this forum that it's very common for GSD's to drink a lot of water. This is all a learning process for me as this is my first GSD but I'm excited to learn all I can.
Frisco19 likes this.

BluNyx - born 6-29-19
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Faithful. Loyal. Forever friend.
BluNyxMom is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 06:39 PM
Crowned Member
 
Sunflowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by BluNyxMom View Post
What do you feed your dog, if I may ask?
Hans is 7 and has autoimmune issues, so he eats boiled grass fed beef with pumpkin, bone meal, and sardines.

My puppy, Rolf, is raw fed, and eats a wide variety of meats.

If I had to feed commercial dog food, I would definitely feed canned, because of the moisture content.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Norden von Narnia (Hans) DOB 1-15-12

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rolf, black German import ♥️ DOB 6-7-2019

Last edited by Sunflowers; 10-23-2019 at 06:44 PM.
Sunflowers is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 06:43 PM
Crowned Member
 
Sunflowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frisco19 View Post
The store bought "smoked" meat bones (that make a mess BTW) make his really thirsty. I think it's all normal.
If that is the case, I would suggest not feeding them. Dogs canít tolerate a lot of salt.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Norden von Narnia (Hans) DOB 1-15-12

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rolf, black German import ♥️ DOB 6-7-2019
Sunflowers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome