Water query

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Water query

Postby Rio » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:50 pm

Do any of you leave water down 24/7? I had read it is good to let dogs stomach acid rebuild (for want of a better word) The problem I am having is this, Rio is coming up for 6 months and I am not sure whether to start leaving his water down overnight. Reason being, he wakes quite early and it isn't to go to the bathroom (though he will squeeze one out) it is usually that he wants a drink.
I do not know if his bladder is mature enough yet to have access to water constantly.
Could you all share thoughts and your methods please? =D=

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Re: Water query

Postby Cocoa » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:09 pm

Cocoa's water dish is full all the time. If potty accidents aren't a problem leaving the water down shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Water query

Postby Rio » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:28 pm

Thanks Cocoa. I think Rio may be old enough to leave water down.

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Re: Water query

Postby Ursa's daddy » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:03 am

We have water bowls out everywhere, if for no other reason that to offer alternatives to the porcelain ones the animals seem find interesting. Everyone goes out at 8PM, and Bit gets an additional trip out just before bedtime. Of course, between 6 and 6:30 AM everyone get to go out again. Clean fresh water is probably the most important thing you can offer.

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Re: Water query

Postby Rory's Dad » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:00 pm

Fresh water out at all times. He knows when he needs it, and will adapt to the 'going out' schedule as long as you are consistent.

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Re: Water query

Postby Cam Atis » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:11 pm

I provide accessible water for all of them 24/7.
Downside is , they pee a lot.

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Re: Water query

Postby Sarahloo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:22 am

Of course there should always be access to water!!! Who told you otherwise? I want to kick them in the rear!

Doggies can't sweat, so doggies pant, and panting uses up a lot of water. Doggies do know wayyy better when they need a drink than their humans do!
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