Whenever someone new follows me on Twitter, I always have a boo at their timeline to decide whether I want to follow them back, or to make sure they aren’t a spammer. I was looking at a new follower last night, and saw this in their timeline. How much water should a dog drink in a day? The amount shocked me, and made me question lots of stuff in this article.
The article says that dogs should drink an ounce of water for every pound of weight they have. That means Trixeroo should be drinking something in the neighbourhood of 52 ounces of water! Yeesh! She certainly goes and has frequent drinks, but I don’t know if she drinks that much. Nor do I think she could hold all of that. If she drinks more than usual, she has to pee a lot more, and it will actually cause her poop to be kind of runny. Ah, always back to the poop. Or there was that one time when she and another dog had a water drinking contest and then she couldn’t contain it and had a big ol’ accident on the carpet. She never has accidents, so that was a shocker for me.
And here’s another thing the article says. It recommends having a drinking fountin for dogs. Now, how the hell does that work? Does it just keep dripping water all day? Isn’t that kind of wasteful? Or does the dog being near set it off? If that’s the case, wouldn’t it be hard to show the dog that there is water if they just put their ugly mug under the tap?
It says water consumption will go up drastically. Now, is that because of the whole running fresh water thing being more appealing like the article suggests, or is it because the dog feels compelled to finish it all? “Ooo! The water’s still coming! Must drink more and more and more! Glug glug glug!”
So dog experts, is this article a pile of hooey?