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    Default Re: Getting them to drink more water

    It's very hot where we are so Matilda LOVES water! That is never a problem for us. But I do squirt a little lemon juice into her water on especially hot days, and she gets a doggy breath enhancer in it too, so maybe she just likes that it's flavored?

    You should also add a cup (or more) of water to his dry food! He'll drink more while he eats.

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    Default Re: Getting them to drink more water

    Does anyone leave water in their crate? I feel that I should leave her with water while we're not home, but it worries me to leave a bowl of water in there?

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    Default Re: Getting them to drink more water

    Quote Originally Posted by mdn525 View Post
    Does anyone leave water in their crate? I feel that I should leave her with water while we're not home, but it worries me to leave a bowl of water in there?
    You can try a water bottle in her crate so she wont tip it over. I have the Lixit "dripless" water bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elearn View Post
    You can try a water bottle in her crate so she wont tip it over. I have the Lixit "dripless" water bottle.
    I bought one of those! It leaked sooo bad though....any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdn525 View Post
    I bought one of those! It leaked sooo bad though....any tips?
    mine isnt leaking - i thought it was leaking all this time, but i did check it the other night and kept tapping it and nothing was coming out. when Herman drinks out of it, he bites it and lets the water just pour out the other side of his mouth, leaving a huge puddle. that's why i thought it was leaking and checked it.

    the ball has to be pretty tight against the spout and spring back when you push it in (this could be why Herman drinks out of it like that, his old one just leaked out for him) - is that how yours feels? if not, maybe try cleaning it? i think some of them might be defective though.

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    Default Re: Getting them to drink more water

    Quote Originally Posted by elearn View Post
    Do you know of any ways to get bullies to drink (or otherwise consume) more water? Especially throughout the day after eating dry food, taking pills, etc?

    I have to get as much fluid into the sweetie head as possible so we have all kinds of tricks. Grate an apple or pear into the water bowl. Squeeze an orange or pour a fruit juice in. I sometimes float strawberry slices, pieces of melon or blueberries in the water bowl. Bobbing for fruit forces them to drink even when they aren't trying to. Oh, and I always add some chicken broth to her food for bonus fluids.

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    Default Re: Getting them to drink more water

    I usually fill Gator bowl just to the top with ice cubes then add some water and he loves that. I also put a beach towel down to catch the slobber and water mess!!! LOL
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