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        Posted 20 January 2016 - 11:10 AM

It is important for your Labrador to stay healthy and hydrated. You know that providing access to clean drinking water is vital, especially during the hotter summer months.

 

It is therefore is natural and right for you to wonder ‘how much should my Labrador drink?’

There are various factors that affect how much water a dog will drink, including their diet and activity level. Water intake is a good indicator of overall health and also gives early warning signs of certain medical conditions.

It is important to know what is normal for your Labrador and what to look out for when they start drinking more or less than usual.

Monitoring your dog’s water intake

It really isn’t that hard to keep an eye on your dog’s daily water intake. Even without actively thinking about it, you probably notice when their water bowl is empty and thus needs refilling. You should also notice if you suddenly start needing to constantly refill it more than usual.

But people’s lives are busy and sometimes you don’t notice a change.

It is therefore a good idea to get a base line to figure out what is normal for your Labrador.

This can be assessed by filling up their water bowl to the same level at the same time each day, then noticing how much is left over before the next regular check.


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        Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:45 AM

I find that our black lab Buddy stops by the water bowl several times during the day for a quick drink.  Abbey, will not drink most of the day then she has a marathon 5 min long drinking session right after her evening dinner. Sammy takes a few long drinks every couple of hours. They all pretty much drink the same amount of water, it's just they have different ways of doing it.






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