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Old 07-12-2011, 05:07 PM
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My Chi doesnt seem to drink much water? She isnt getting much moisture from her food either really. Its obviously nothing I can force her to do but if she doesnt drink im worried it might effect her? Any advice
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:13 PM
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Will she go for an ice cube? Mine loves to play with them and then eats it.
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I also have one who seems to NEVER drink water! I do add water to their food so she gets it there but I wish the girl would drink!
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Just a thought,have you tried changing the bowl Dottie will only drink out of a shallow bowl ,don't ask me why ! i have 3 bowls dotted around the place and she'll only drink out of 1
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I would personally recommend a water fountain.

There are a few different types available.

Many dogs (and cats) prefer to drink from moving water. My cats didn't drink much before, but now they drink much more, a really great thing to buy, gotta be worth a shot?
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I have a large cooler type water that lets off bubbles when the dogs drink from it and the noise scared thee of my chis, so I had to get a water bowl or they would not drink. Billy and Pepper prefer to drink out of my daugher's water glass that she always sets on the edge of my desk. lol
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:06 AM
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Thanks everyone, funnily enough she started to 'attempt' at playing with an ice cube after she saw my other dog do it (who loves ice!)
She has a really shallow bowl at the moment, but ive caught her drinking from my other dogs big bowl so not sure which she prefers, she hardly drinks either way :/
Weird how Chi's dont seem to drink much then? Glad its not just Pixie. I will try out some of the suggestions just incase it could effect her health
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:35 AM
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Glyn very rarely drinks either my shihs seem to drink loads compared to him glad to hear others have noticed this too. We have a chicken feeder outside which I keep filled as he will drink out of that. Strange dog
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