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how many times do u have to fill the water bowl?

i have a water dish that holds 4 quarts of water and i swear i have to fill it at least 4 times a day.

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twice ... in the am and pm

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bowl?

4 times per day when Diego is not tipping the bowl.
10 times per day when he gets too playful & tips it after 5 minutes!

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bowl?

How many times do you have to clean up the floor by the water bowl?! Messy drinkers, they are!

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bowl?

Only once a day. BUT, I have 2 large stainless steel bowls for water.

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bowl?

All....day......long.....I can't keep count of how many time I refill the bowls. Kenya used to play in her bowl, but she's finally outgrown that.

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bow

Since our cat will only drink water out of Sean's bowl we fill it whenever it starts running low, never stopped to count how many times it was but I'm guessing a lot.

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bow

I rinse and refill it at breakfast and dinner. Sometimes I need to do it mid-day --- depends on how much dirt ends up in there when we come in for playing.

Are you concerned your dog is drinking too much/too little? When Gracie gets allergy medication she drinks more water. When it's hot out she drinks more water. If you feel it is in excess, discuss it with your vet - many possible scenarios.

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There are many different factors that affect the needed intake of a dog, cat, puppy or kitten - so many that it is always wise to provide access to water at all times so that the animal can regulate its consumption as needed. A general rule of thumb is that an animal needs to consume 2.5 times the amount of water, as its daily intake of food. If an animal eats 2 lbs. of dry food it should consume 5 lbs. of water. (There are 8 lbs. in a gallon.) If he eats 4 oz. of dry food, he should drink 10 ounces of water (1¼ cup). Factors such as high heat and exercise or lactation can increase the needed amount two or three times above normal. Most animals consume more than their daily requirement. A little extra water consumption never hurts, but too little can be catastrophic. Animals that eat canned foods get most of their moisture from the food and may drink much less than an animal on dry food.

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bow

Never really paid attention to it, but I would say Rocky probably goes through 2-3 bowls per day.

Wiping up the floor would be every time he drinks, but of course that would mean trying to dry the carpet also. I swear he keeps water in his mouth to drip all over the place LOL

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Re: how many times do u have to fill the water bow

We have 3 water bowls one on main floor, one in basement and one out back, all filled daily (and sometime 2 times.) for just Jesse and 2 cats.

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