Fresh, cool water should be left out at all times and any water left standing for more than 3 hours should be replaced with fresh water. Many people assume that tap water is safe and that is a reasonable assumption, however in some cases it is not true. Shockingly, studies all across the US have found traces of: fertilizer, pesticide, industrial waste and even rocket fuel. Owners may want to consider obtaining a tap filter to block out potentially harmful bacteria and dangerous trace elements.
Different elements will dictate just how much water a Pug dog requires
. The temperature, amount of exercise
, and the type of food that you feed your dog will all affect the amount of H2O he or she needs. Dry dog food generally causes a dog to drink more water. Since the Pug easily overheats, keeping your puppy or dog properly hydrated is very important.
You may feel that having no limit to the amount of water your Pug drinks will lead to many trips outside to urinate. However, house training
is all part of the package and limiting the intake of water can be very dangerous, particularly for this breed.
There are medical issues that will cause a Pug to drink water excessively. The most common being canine diabetes. The general guideline to water is that a Pug dog will drink (daily) 1 cup (.24 liters) for each 5 pounds (2.25 kg) of body weight.
For example, a 10 pound (4.54 kg) Pug dog will drink about 2 cups (.47 liters) of water per day. If you notice that you Pug is drinking twice the amount of water for more than 2 days, it is strongly recommended to bring him or her to the veterinarian to make sure that there are no medical issues.