Part of keeping the water fresh will include keeping the bowl clean. It should be scrubbed with hot water and dish soap every single day.
3) Bring water with you
, even for your daily neighborhood walks. While a Pug will drink when you get back home, in general he/she will drink much more water if you offer some at the halfway point of a walk and then also lead the dog to the bowl once back inside. Whether you are out for a 20 minute jaunt of exercise
or are bringing your Pug to the store, taking a break and offering water will help this breed cool down, get his breath under control and refill on fluids. Using a canine travel container helps make this easy if you choose the type in which the lid serves as the bowl.
4) Switch out the water bowl for a fountain.
Canine water fountains are fantastic for two reasons: 1) A quality fountain will filter the water and 2) The constantly flowing water makes a dog much more willing to drink it. If your Pug needs encouragement to drink more water, this is an effective method to include in the overall goal of maintaining proper fluid levels.
5) Offer water-packed foods
for healthy snacks
. If it’s time for your Pug to have a treat between meals and you’re concerned that he’s not drinking enough, offering something that has a high water content will serve two purposes at the same time. Certain fruits are super healthy and safe for dogs to eat, are low in calories and the natural sugar (fructose) is absorbed slowly due to the fiber content and therefore will not spike insulin or cause a 'sugar high'.
Some good choices include watermelon (92% water, .6 grams of fiber & 46 calories per cup), strawberries (92% water, 2.9 grams of fiber & 46 calories per cup) and raspberries (87 % water, 4 grams of fiber and 33 calories per half cup).
What’s great about these foods is that they can be given fresh or frozen, given alone or mixed into food and most Pug dogs simply love the taste. A quick little tip is that if you place some small pieces of fruit in your Pug’s water bowl, most likely he will drink up lots of H2O will trying to lap up the tasty treats and this keep him even more hydrated.