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Keeping a constant supply of fresh water is not only critical to your dog’s health, but essential, especially during the hot summer months.

Please remember that Fido’s water bowl can also serve as a vessel for dust and common pests that circulate around water and bacteria.

If you aren’t replenishing his water bowl with fresh water daily, he will not want to drink it!

Health issues may develop as a result of dehydration.

Diet & environment will influence water needs, yet a good rule of thumb is 1 fluid ounce (per pound of weight) daily.

Conversely, a noticeable increase in water intake and urination might mean an underlying medical problem (unless your pet is on medication such as Prednisone)

Increased water intake can be a sign of various diseases, such as kidney failure, Cushing’s disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, urinary tract infection, or Pyometra (infection of the uterus)

While puppies and kittens have a higher fluid requirement, if you see a change in fluid intake (and increased urine output or accidents) call your Veterinarian.

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