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my chow baby is wet all the time!

Post by cge2809 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:37 pm

hi guys!
I have 3months chow chow, and I brought her 3weeks ago.
she's sooo cute!
but now I have a big concern.....

everytime she drinks water, she gets all wet!!
I have a "water-whole" but it seems the whole is still big enough
to put her half of face.


and I need to chase her with a towl to
dry her whole wet face!

How do your chows drink water?
any good idea?

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Re: my chow baby is wet all the time!

Post by yatta5000 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:09 am

my pup gets his face wet and when i spray him him a spray bottle he loves it....:( its sucks because i thought he would hate it and it'll redirect him away from something i did want him in. "The Irony". Anyhow, maybe your chow likes her face wet. if she's outside it shouldn't be a problem since it'll dry up

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Post by Rio » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:22 am

Oh gosh Rio looks like a drool monster when he has had a drink, I was forever wiping his chin and then I gave up, he just shakes it off or wipes it on my leg.

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Post by Cocoa » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:02 am

When Cocoa was a puppy she used to play in her water dish with her paws like a cat splashing water everywhere. Now she won't even step in a puddle. :lol:

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Post by tysonchow03 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:17 am

At petsmart I seen a water dish with nubbies sticking out of them theyre like lumps so your dog can gulp tons of water and choke... Theyre big and close enough together that puppies can't stick their whole face in...
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Post by kitten1426 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:30 am

Our Puppy chow was the same way...Wait he is 12 months old and still like that...LOL...we use spill proof bowls they seem to help alot Pet smart sells them...its worth a shot...Our female chow she is an in-betweener half rough half smooth coat she is better but she isnt the besat drinker when done she drools it all over..LOL...i just think its there nature...Oh and our male chow loves loves the sprinkler he plays in it...so does out girl too....Thought they didnt like water....
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Post by Louie's parents » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:24 pm

I have a 13 week old puppy and he puts his paws in the bowl and "digs" to splash the water on the floor. Then he lays in it!

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Re: thanks!

Post by cge2809 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:36 pm

thank u all for comments!
I guess chows just like to play with water!

Well, I guess I have to keep carrying towels
with her! :)

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Post by Rory's Dad » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:04 pm

Couple of thoughts, and we experience the same thing. Shallower bowls could help. Bandana type bibs. Or just keep drying the ruff after every drink. I have read other posts cautioning against a possible mold build up if allowed to stay wet, so keep that in mind.

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Post by Ursa's daddy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:48 pm

My two don't get water on themselves, but they get is everywhere else.

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Post by Cam Atis » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:46 pm

My chow's underchin and neck will always be wet after a drink. One time, she dunk her face and front paws in the pail. it is hot here in my beloved country. I always leave a gallon of water for her so you can imagine she really can wash herself on it whenever she likes. I DONT bother to dry her with towels as it is hot her and she'll be dry in no time. I just brush away when her fur is dry already to keep away the tangles.

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Post by Fozzbear » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:13 am

Humphrey hasn't had a dry 'bib' since I got him! He puts his face in the water bowl and his paws and occassionally also his bum! He also walks about in long wet grass and lies in puddles in the garden. :roll: I didn't know about the mold risk, so will dry him off a bit more but I expect he will be a soggy doggy until he gets a bit older and his head is bigger/further off the floor.

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Post by tysonchow03 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:04 am

yesterday our new little 8 week old runs to me with soaking wet paws... someones been in the water dish...

I think our 9 year old Tyson must be getting pretty annoyed for the longest time it was just him and his water and now his water disapears faster and often has little things in it.... fuzz, grass, dirt,.. toys... I refresh the water bowl like 3 times a day!
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Post by Ylaartim » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:18 am

Apollo's chin and chest is wet ALWAYS everytime he drinks water, and I can pretty much say that's all the time. Hahahaha.

Apollo is a 'messy' drinker. Lol. I don't know if its intentionaly or not that he sometimes drag his water bowl somewhere and leaves the area wet. Hahaha.

He also loves putting his paws on his bowl that's why we change the water often :)

We bought him a water feeder (the one that has to be placed in a crate) and he doesn't even use it! He tried using it once and he gave up easily! He has to push the nozzle so that the water will come out. I guess he's just lazy to do such and realized he can't play with his water anymore if he starts using the feeder. Lol.

I don't like him getting wet except for bath time. He's cream and can get dirty easily! Haha. The irony is he doesn't like it when we're giving him baths. He would run away from us or find a way to escape our shower room! But he really loves it when he's playing with the water in his bowl. I don't get what's the difference! Hahahaha.

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Post by Victory » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:08 am

Dreamdancer played with his water when he was young. Firesong will drink and then walk away with water in her mouth and allow it to dribble out all over the floor. Neither get there fronts wet though, I think it's because they both have longer muzzles.

Puppies play with water, grass, sticks and even rocks; they get muddy and dirty and even get little oowies, it is normal and means they are happy and healthy.
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Post by Judy Fox » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:20 pm

My Milly used to play with her water when she was a chowling and used to wet the kitchen floor with it then skid all over the place - we could almost hear her squealing with glee! :lol: Mabel never does - she is very sedate.
Similarly, Matilda is very sedate when she drinks but Maisie dribbles all over the place and needs wiping - she is a sloppy girl - she is always in such a hurry she seems to walk away from the water bowl whilst she is in "mid lap" . :?
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Post by Chowmomma » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:25 pm

My lil Zahra played in water dish as well and more than her face got wet lol

She was to the point of jumping into bathtub and barking at faucet until I'd turn on the water....

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Post by Judy Fox » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:45 am

That just cracked me up - so funny!! :lol: =D= =D=
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Post by chowpups » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:41 am

it is best if you can dry them off alittle, the Vet even told me when Nikki had to wear the cone type collar so she didn't chew at a hot spot that drinking with the cone on and getting wet under the chin could cause a skin issue also under her chin ,so when you can wipe them as dry as you can . And yes she figured out how to drink with the cone on but got very wet under the chin.. as a puppy we used the bandanas also see in the banner pic as a puppy.
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Post by Cocoa » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:59 am

When she was a puppy Cocoa would splash the water everywhere and she and the floor would be soaked then she would bring me the bowl for a refill. :lol: Fast forward to this weekend, pouring rain and we came upon a puddle that was too big to jump or go around and you should have seen the look she gave me that said "how dare you expect me to get my paws wet." :-x Things sure have changed!

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Post by Sirchow » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:23 am

Izzie was one of the wettest puppies ever and I discovered why. I can actually make a pony tail (bunches) of skin behind her head. She has so much skin you can lift it off her in any place and get enough to make a small handbag :lol: This skin moves arround and when she puts her head down it all falls forward into the bowl. It was funny when she was expecting her babies because the weight of the puppies pulled all the loose skin backwards and she stopped having a wet chin and her face lost all its wrinkles. Maybe if you puppy is the same the best thing to do would be to lift the bowl up so they dont have to put their head down. Izzie was permanently soaking for about six months but has got a lot better. :D
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Post by Sarah » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:10 pm

:laughloud: Hahaha cracking up at some of these comments. Lola is terrible at drinking. She'll gulp down everything she wants, but on the last swig, she'll only swallow about a quarter of it, then let the rest just spill out of her mouth as she walks off. I usually just grab a towel and wipe it up. She really doesn't seem to mind the wet chin, since it does dry up pretty quickly, and it even cools her down a bit!
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Post by Ursa's daddy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:29 pm

Oh Chowmamma, I love that picture in the bathtub. My Waldo would join me when I took a bath, and had to have a drink out of the sprayer.

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Post by Hazel Wade » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:17 am

These comments really made me laugh. My chow puppy is always wet too, drives me crazy.
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Post by Brisco » Wed May 06, 2020 12:11 am

I simply raised my dogs food and water bowls up off the ground to where he doesn't lean down to eat or drink, problem solved.
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