Why Is My Dog Not Drinking Water

Jennifer Grota, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

Water is essential to life. It has even been called the most important nutrient with regards to survival. It’s very important for your dog to drink enough water to stay hydrated and healthy.

What if your dog is not drinking enough water? Here’s how to calculate how much water your dog needs along with some reasons why your dog may not be drinking the amount of water they should.

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Common Grooming Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

Whether you groom your dog or cat yourself or take them to a professional groomer, behavior problems can cause unpleasant conflicts and create difficult situations for you and your pet. Fortunately, there are several ways you can work to correct your pet’s poor behavior and still keep them beautifully groomed.

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How to House Train Your Puppy: A Step by Step Guide

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House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instill good habits and build a loving bond with your pet.It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. Size can be a predictor. For instance, smaller breeds have smaller bladders and higher metabolisms and require more frequent trips outside.

Your puppy’s previous living conditions are another predictor. You may find that you need to help your puppy break old habits in order to establish more desirable ones.And while you’re training, don’t worry if there are setbacks. As long as you continue a management program that includes taking puppy out at the first sign he needs to go and offering him rewards, he’ll learn.

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What to Know About Feeding Your Cat

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Whether your cat is a picky eater or a little on the pudgy side, she probably lets you know how she feels about what you put in her bowl.

“Cats are very opinionated about food, and a lot of their food preferences are formed in the first year,” says Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD, associate professor of nutrition at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Paul. So if your cat is a kitten, now is the time to get her used to different types of food — wet, dry, and semidry.

But even if your pet is older, there are still ways to make sure she’s getting all the nutrients she needs to be healthy. Start by learning more about what you’re buying and what your cat needs.

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Puppy to Dog: Your Pet's Life Stages

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As your dog grows from puppy to senior, you’ll need to adjust how you take care of him. Here’s what to expect as he moves through six stages of life.

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New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs

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Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment, new research by animal behaviour specialists suggests.

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How to Recognize and Ease Stress in Dogs

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Humans have the amazing ability to recognize the facial and body cues of anxiety in other human beings, but do you know how to read the signs of stress in dogs? When dealing with canine companions, it’s of the utmost importance that you’re able to understand their methods of communicating tension. Once you’re speaking the same “language,” you can employ several methods of stress relief for dogs that’ll put their mind at ease.

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How to Select a pet for your family

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What pet should you get? A cat? A dog? A hedgehog? And, of course, every kid wants a pony!

When you choose a pet, you accept responsibility for the health and welfare of another living thing. You’re making a promise to care for your pet for his/her entire life. You also become responsible for your pet’s impact on your family, friends and community.

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Cat Zoomies: Why Your Cat Gets Them & When to Call the Vet

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If you’ve ever seen your cat go from zero to 60 in just a few seconds — from catnapping to making a wild dash across the floor — they probably had a case of the cat zoomies. But what are cat zoomies and why does your usually chill cat get these sudden bursts of energy?

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How Do I Know if My Cat or Dog Is Overweight

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It’s easy to determine if your dog is overweight or your cat is obese. Follow these three steps to do a body score check at home.

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