Drinking water

by Bev
(Louisville, Ky)

My Great Pyr does not drink a lot of water when we are
out and visiting others. She drinks when she gets home.
Do they not need a lot of water and is this the reason?

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Jan 09, 2015
Not drinking
by: Kathleen in Ontario

We have the same issue. We rescued a 3 year old male. Got him November 14th 2014, weighing 88 lbs.

He wouldn't eat the dry food (Beneficial) he came with. Switched him to raw and he loves it but he doesn't drink. He has been eating some snow, but his urine is very dark and concentrated. I was wondering about adding some apple juice or something to flavour the water to encourage him to drink.

He is really an awesome dog and fitting in well with our 3 year old male Cardigan and 6 year old female Weimaraner. Thankfully they are all fixed. Trained him pretty quick to leave the hens and ducks, now to teach him to be nice with to goats, horse, cattle and hogs. Thanks in advance for any help.

Feb 23, 2016
My boy also drinks little, fears water.
by: Anonymous

I suspect some water related abuse in his past, not sure. (we have a 3yr old rescue that had a wound which the dog rescue stitched up and healed.) Initially he would not go near water at all, even just a trickle on the ground. He would just stop in his tracks. If it had rained, he would not go out to do his business, instead he would just creep along the side of the house under the roof. Even a water dish would spook him. If I left water near his food bowl, he would not eat. It's been almost a year now and he is better. The beach is fun for him, no worries at all, but drinking still bothers him. If I "hand offer", he will drink otherwise he licks his lips and looks toward the bowl from a few feet away, (even after a long walk when it is warm outside!). Eventually he drinks, after hours but I worry about his health by getting so dehydrated all of the time.

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