How much water does your pet need?

How much should your dog (cat) drink? Be sure to provide fresh, clean water to your pet. In fact, I saw dogs appearing “water problems” because their owners deprived them of drinking water. So when they end up getting some, they drink as fast as possible. And they are often addicted to drinking as much water as possible and showing obsessive-compulsive disorder for this.

If you don't know when you can get a drink, and worry that if you leave something or drink too slowly, it will be taken away. Would you do the same? (This is an example of a dog coach's empathy dog training (SM) - enter your dog's head so you can understand why he behaves like a behavior).

So how much is too much - still too little?

Most dogs require one ounce of fluid per pound of body weight per day, so a 10-pound dog needs a clean glass of water every day. Dogs that are truly active or lactating may need more, and puppies usually drink more than adult dogs. If your dog drinks too much, this may indicate a health problem. It all depends on his level of activity, size, age and weather, but in general, an average dog needs to drink 8.5 to 17 ounces of water a day, every 10 pounds (55 to 110 milliliters per kilogram).

Understand the normal situation of pets.

It's important to know what your dog or cat has in common so that you know if they feel bad. Notice how much wine he drank. You can even measure it occasionally to get an accurate reading. Then, if he seems to be slowing down or increasing his intake, you know what's going on. If the situation is very different, go to the vet. If the symptoms are mild, look for other symptoms (diarrhea, cough, lethargy, loss of appetite). If you have any symptoms, go to your vet for an examination.

What about cats?

As for cats, the amount of water that each cat drinks depends on a variety of factors, including the size and activity of the cat, the season, and whether the cat's diet includes only wet or dry food. Factors such as high fever, exercise, or breastfeeding can double or triple the amount of drink a cat drinks. Of course, diseases such as hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, and diabetes can greatly increase the daily water intake of cats (I will discuss more about the drinking and hydration of these cats in the next article).