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    Default Re: Drinking Water

    Hydroxizine is an antihistamine so that would make him drowsy and thirsty.

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    As Castor's nose and tongue are not dry, and as he pees when we go out, I haven't really worried about it, as raw food contains more water. Have you tried water bowls in different places, e.g. outdoors? We have an extra bowl of water on our balcony and Castor prefers that one to the one in the kitchen.

    How old is Barkley? He looks a bit like Castor!

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    Default Re: Drinking Water

    Quote Originally Posted by sunkissedpr1ncs View Post
    Hmmm I'll have to check his gums...he actually went to the vet 3 times last week. They think his tail pocket is irritated/itchy and gave him Apoquel and Hydroxyzine to see if it helps. Now come to think of it, he started taking those about the same time he started the new diet so I wonder if that could have anything to do with it too??


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    if he has been at the vet and they are examininghim, I would HOPE they would notice if he was dehydrated. As another member suggested, place bowls of water in several places so he can get to it if too tired to go to the normal spot. I have a bowl on every floor of the house (2nd floor, 1st floor and basement)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkissedpr1ncs View Post
    Haha Barkley likes to drink from a squeeze bottle too if we're at the park or in the car or something. He hardly ever will drink out of water bowls at the park so I have to make him drink out of a bottle.

    Barkley had a Lixit in his crate when we very first got him but it was so messy and dripped all over his crate, so we got a bowl that attaches to crate instead. Hopefully Buttercup has a better experience with it though!!
    Thanks for the Lixit heads up! Maybe we will try putting a plastic tray and/or towel under it. Right now the squeeze bottle is the only way to get her to drink when I want her to drink, like when we're leaving the house for a while or during a walk when she looks like she's getting too warm. Fortunately she seems to really like it. She drinks 2-3 times more water per day with water bottle + bowl than she did with just the bowl approach. Some days she doesn't drink from the bowl at all, though.

    Speaking of bowls, we're using one of our ceramic bowls for her water, but after she left it untouched yesterday I tried it and it actually seemed to have imparted a strange licorice flavor. So it's worth it to check if the bowl makes the water taste funny after it sits in there a while (as it always will in Buttercup's case).

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