Who doesn’t love their dog like their own child? Did you know that water is even more important than protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals when it comes to your dog’s nutrition? Their bodies lose water throughout the day. They lose water through their paws, when they pant and obviously when they pee and poop.
How much is enough?
Just like humans, there is a quick formula to know how much H2O is enough. A good rule of thumb is 1 ounce per pound. So, your 20 pound pooch needs about 20 ounces of water a day, that’s more than 2 cups per day. Keep track by measuring the bowl in which you pour their water in. Don’t forget, if it’s hot out, they will need more water and wash the bowl daily.
Having an extra bowl is a good tip, use one while one is in the dishwasher. Just like us, stainless steel or ceramic bowls are preferred. No plastic.
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