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    Hello all!

    So both my boys are on Fromm's Pork and Peas, and they are doing well enough on it. They both are perfect weight, and they both usually eat 6 cups a day, 3 am, 3 in the pm. I know this is more than the norm, but they are both extremely active bullies.

    On Christmas Eve, I noticed my food was nearly out, and I usually order online, and didn't expect to get anything by just after Christmas. So on Christmas morning, up until yesterday PM, they boys were on a bland diet of lean turkey, hamburger meat, a natural pork loin (no seasoning) from my butcher, yogurt, and oatmeal. I was not sure about the oatmeal, but I used it as a filler, and they certainly enjoyed it. During this time, they both had decent poops (but not as often, or as large as usual.) I also noticed, they were not as gassy as usual, but what struck me as strange is that they hardly touched their water. I usually have to fill it up about twice a day, and I've switched it out every day since, but they've not gotten to the bottom as usual.

    Now that they are back on their Fromm's P&P, they are drinking the water as usual, and it's only been a day. Is this strange? Does it have to do with the water weight in foods?

    Thanks in advance for any comments or insight!

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    Default Re: Question about water % and food

    @YHSublime People that feed their dogs raw, often say they do not drink as much water.
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    True. Kibble will always make them drink more. It's dry, has more fillers. When on raw or even home cooked - they get more hydration from the meat totally normal


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    @YHSublime People that feed their dogs raw, often say they do not drink as much water.
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    True. Kibble will always make them drink more. It's dry, has more fillers. When on raw or even home cooked - they get more hydration from the meat totally normal


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    I presumed as much, not concerned at all, just curious. Really makes me wish I could source cheaper materials for raw feeding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by YHSublime View Post
    I presumed as much, not concerned at all, just curious. Really makes me wish I could source cheaper materials for raw feeding.


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    It freaked me out the first time we went raw, I was so stressed thinking he was sick. They will also drink less on bland. Rice/Chicken. We feed Tyson The Honest Kitchen (one of their bases) and we add in our own protein. He drinks way less then when he was on kibble. But still drinks enough

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    I agree - Castor was on raw for a while and he hardly drank anything. We often soak his kibble and he only drinks once or possibly twice a day but if we serve the kibble dry he will drink several times a day.


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