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How Much Water Should a Dog Drink Per Day?

The health and well-being of your dog depend on you keeping them well-hydrated. Water helps your dog's blood and brain stay hydrated, lubricates and cushions their joints, removes waste and aids in digestion, controls body temperature, and much more.

How much water is therefore required for dogs, and how can you ensure that your dog is getting enough?

For instance, compared to dry dog food, wet dog food contains more water. Dogs who eat dry food will simply get more of their hydration from their water bowl than from their meal, thus one type of food isn't inherently better than the other.

According to a general rule, dogs need 1 ounce of water for every pound they weigh. If a dog weighs 34 pounds, it should drink roughly 34 ounces of water every day. When a dog is active, it requires more water and this also depends on the environment. We suggest choosing Prince dog food that is nutritionally balanced to meet your dog's specific requirements.

What Are the Signs of Dehydration in My Dog?

Symptoms of dehydration can include:

  • Dry, sticky gums

  • Excessive panting

  • Sunken or dry looking eyes

  • Lethargy

  • Loss of appetite

  • Depression

We do not know if dogs get headaches but dogs sometimes express headache symptoms such as sensitivity to light and noise. It's difficult to make a diagnosis but they may want to avoid head pats and sleep more.

Does My Dog's Stool Have Anything to Do with How Much Water it Drinks?

Water facilitates digestion, particularly when it comes to breaking soluble fiber. When there is adequate water, soluble fiber readily dissolves, producing well-formed, solid, yet moist stools that are easy to pass.

Your dog can experience constipation when its stools are extremely dry. However, it's also completely possible that their food is very easily absorbed, in which case there is no need for concern.

The Function of Water in a Complete and Balanced Diet

To live happy and healthy, water is one of the six important elements your dog needs.


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