|Barked: Sat Apr 5, '08 7:56am PST |
|Water is never and has never been measured out for Champ. He's a puppy and he runs and plays and he gets thirsty alot.
On occasion he plays in his water - typical lab - so we put it up for a little bit so he can't play in it... or we hold the bowl and when he starts trying to play and not drink, then we take it away and when he's not looking put it back down so he can come back later for more when he needs it.
He never gets a full bowl of water.... well he doesn't have a normal water bowl - he has a glass mixing bowl because the normal food & water bowls, he picks up and carries - thus dropping all food or water onto the floor. So we have a medium size glass mixing bowl so he can't carry or chew it and he gets half a bowl of water and when it's empty, he sits in front of us after his last drink and we fill it up for him.
At night we take it up usually within an hour or two of bedtime... but if he gets playing at that point, we give him a little bit cuz we can tell he's panting and thirsty.
I think food should be measured, but water should be there constantly until a couple hours before bed. That's just my opinion and how we've done it.
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