How much water should I give my puppy at one time?
The answer to this one is easy - as much as she wants! You don’t have to limit dogs’ intake of water, the way you sometimes do with food. You also shouldn’t worry about only setting out water during scheduled mealtimes. In fact, it’s important to your puppy’s health that you have fresh, clean water out for her all the time. Dogs of any age need lots of water to help run body processes like circulation, digestion, eliminating waste from the body, and more.
The one case where you might worry about too much water is if your pooch suddenly starts to drink much more than usual, or if she seems constantly thirsty. This could be a sign of a serious health problem, so let your veterinarian know if your pet’s drinking habits seem unusual or have changed.
For more information on the importance of water in your pet’s diet, see Water - It’s Essential.
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