March 18th, 2008, 12:17 AM
I have a 9 week old chessie that loves to drink water, that makes it very difficult to potty train. I limit his water through the day. He is crate trained for 1 1/2 food, water, play time, and potty, then 2 1/2 to 3 hours crate. Is it normal for 8 to 12 week old puppies to drink and crave water? If so do you have any options. I've tried ice cubes, frozen carrots.
March 18th, 2008, 03:21 AM
You should never limit a dog's access to water.
Give your puppy plenty of water! Your puppy cannot tell you when he is thirsty, so it is up to you to ensure that he gets enough to drink. The following are some basic guidelines for the amount of water your puppy needs to drink each day:
A 15 pound dog needs a minimum of two cups of water per day.
A 30 pound dog needs a minimum of four cups of water per day.
A 45 pound dog needs a minimum of six cups of water per day.
A 60 pound dog needs a minimum of eight cups of water per day.
March 18th, 2008, 09:52 AM
And mine drink a lot more than that, plus they eat snow!