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Q. Why doesn't my weenie dog ever drink hardly any water?

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. On average dogs should consume about 70 - 100 milliliters of water per kilogram of body weight per day. Measure your dog's water consumption over a 24 hour period to see if he's consuming appropriate amounts. You can add canned food to his diet - it's high in water content, about 70%. Also adding a very small amount of low sodium chicken broth to his water bowl might encourage him to drink more.


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