Have just got new dog on Friday, he's a lab retriever cross and is approx 18 months old. He's lovely, but one thing that I've noticed about him is that he drinks a tremendous amount of water. He's not constantly looking for water, so i don't think it's a health problem as such, but when he does have a drink he drinks loads. In comparison to my other dog who drinks very little. Someone did tell me once that some dogs will drink all the water just because it's there, does anyone else have a dog who drinks a lot?
My lab-cross drinks about bowl in 2days (large bowl) but we're at high altitude and warm now. I wouldn't worry as long as he's peeing okay. Better to drink too much than too little like mine did and then she was prone to bladder infections. aaaggh
My springador drinks loads - BUT - it has to be fresh ... he just loiters around until I change the bloody water that has only been in the bowl for 10 minutes - little git !!
But stagnant pool, muddy puddle - dives straight in !!
both dogs are same size approx, one is lab and one is a cross.
but yeh most will drink disgusting water, same with picking up nasty things t eat in parks etc, and then vets go on about how one must be very careful to change their food etc because of their sensitive tummies! lol.
Having said that my lab has very sensitive digestion as had severe pancreatitis last year and since then lots of things make her sick.