|Barked: Sat Apr 5, '08 10:44am PST |
|I am wondering if part of the water measurement recommendation comes from a concern for bloat. You are a dog with a shape that is more likely to experience bloat. The total amount per day would then not be the concern but the amount at any one time and a few other possible factors. I would contact other Chessie owners as to what is appropriate for your breed's body shape and needs.
I am a breed that loooves water (for drinking and playing). But I do have a chest shape that may put me at an increased risk for bloat. Because of the remote possibility, we do everything we can to reduce the risks. One thing we do is limit my water intake. NOT the total amount but the rate at which I drink, when I drink, and how much I drink at any one time.
Other Chessie owners can provide recommendations for you, if necessary. Join the local club or an online message board of Chesie enthusiasts for all kinds of wonderful tips.
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