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i am new and i have only had pete for about 3 months he is almost nine months and he drinks alot!!! of water i read in all of the books to take it away at a certain time but he will just sit and drink and then have to pee. He has drank so much that he has thrown it up. i have been to the vet three times and he had kennel cough at first so he had been sick they have tested him for a bladder infection and he was fine. just curious how much should he be drinking?
 

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I would let him drink as much as he wants. Puppies and dogs drink lots of water, it's good for them (as long as they are drinking fresh, clean, filtered water). If you want you can take it away late at night before bed, but remember to put it back first thing in the morning. If he's drinking it so fast that he's throwing it up, you can try putting in ice cubes to try and slow him down. Just make sure he doesn't choke on them.
 

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I tend to disagree with Care on this one (sorry Care).

Sometimes dogs (especially puppies) drink alot just out of habit.

With large breed dogs there is a huge concern with bloat (gastric torsion) so water should be limited especially around mealtime and especially if you are feeding kibble. I limit my dogs water intake 2 hours before and 2 hours after a meal. I also do not exercise them heavily around meal time either.

Of course, common sense needs to apply, and if your dog is outside during times of really hot weather then you should obviously keep their water intake up.

Just my 2 cents
 

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Ahh right, the dreaded kibble, lol. I have never heard of any problems with fresh food. And I never knew that puppies drank out of habbit. You really do learn something everyday.

Brie, besides testing and giving you drugs, doesn't your vet offer you any nutritional advice?
 

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Care said:
Ahh right, the dreaded kibble, lol. I have never heard of any problems with fresh food. And I never knew that puppies drank out of habbit. You really do learn something everyday.
LOL. Well, that's just what I have noticed, Care. Smooch used to drink non stop as a puppy. I swear, everytime she walked by the water bowl she would have to take a drink! Once she got older, this "habit" seemed to stop and she now drinks water at a more reasonable rate ;). I have also had a few people at the club tell me the same about their puppies. Just seems like a puppy thing to me I guess! Don't take it as gospel by any means. That is just my experience and the experience of some others I know.

BTW, although I believe that dogs on a fresh food diet have less of a chance developing bloat, you can't rule it out either. Rosco bloated at 14 months of age. I was feeding him both raw and kibble at the time (separate meals, not together). The last meal he had before he bloated was raw beef and veggies. I remember because it ended up all over my backyard :pukeleft:
 

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In the last month i have just let him have the water always and he doesnt drink as much he still drinks a good deal though. thanks for the ideas
 

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I had never heard of them drinking out of habit. Would explain why he just sat there and sucked the whole damn bowl up when he was younger. :oops:
 
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