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    DefaultWater Once a Day

    Okay, Pi has this thing where he will only drink water once a day. He'll drink the whole bowl empty, if we fill it he's not interested. Anyone else's lab weird like this about water.

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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    (Hi Jason!)

    Henry is weird about water too. If we've been out running/retrieving, the first thing he'll do is go to his water bowl and drink. Not lots, but some. But if not, he usually doesn't have a drink until the evening. :

    I get paranoid that he's dehydrating, so I sneak water into his food bowl whenever he eats.

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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    Rocky doesn't drink often either (though more than once) and drinks the entire bowl (which is big) at once - I often make him stop to breath and to not fill up his stomach too fast!
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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    I'm anal about Baloo's water intake ever since the UTI incident. :-\

    I add quite a bit to his food at mealtimes. Enough so that it's not quite floating, but almost.

    I never let him drink a lot at once. Being a "horseperson", I know that taking in large amounts of water at a time can be detrimental to them (horses) especially after exercise. I've never seen any research done involving dogs, but I guess old habits just die hard. :-\ :P
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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    I have the opposite problem...Cinnamon drinks more than the average dog....she must go through a gallon and a half a day. As we fill her dish out of a one gallon jug it is easy to judge. We figure because it is hot here she just learned to drink a lot.

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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    Tal usually goes thru about 3 bowls a day. Sometimes 4. So I don't worry too much about his not getting enough water.

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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    Hmmm...I think that is just Pi's way of saying he wants to come and play with Rhys and Ruby, yeah, thats it!


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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    Riley and my two 9 pound cats share a water dish (which is very cute when two or more drink at the same time) and they go through probably around a gallon or a little less a day, depending on what Riley does for exercise. Of course, if I could mop up the water that's left behind on the floor AFTER a visit to the water dish by Riley and measure that, the amount they actually drank would probably be substantially less.

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    DefaultRe: Water Once a Day

    we have a 48 oz stainless steel non tip water dish and with just ginger drinking i had to only fill it once a day. but recently the two cats have started drinking from it as well as phoebe. i was going to buy just a bigger dish but then i don't think the cats could drink from it (looked tall). so now we 2 48 oz dishes that i fill.



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