My dog ​​won't drink water. Why

Frequently asked questions

What are the causes of the water refusal?

One reason why your four-legged friend does not like to drink can be that something has changed in their environment. Have you changed the food? Is he stressed for other reasons or have you just brought him home from an operation? These are just a few examples of why your dog may be ignoring the water bowl right now. The water requirement of a dog also depends on various factors, such as its weight class, the type of feeding, the outside temperature and also its personal level of activity.

What can I do?

Observe your dog's behavior and under no circumstances use milk. In the course of their lives, many dogs lose the lactose-splitting enzyme and can no longer metabolize milk without problems. However, there are a few alternatives you can use to make the water a little tastier for your dog again. For example, you can add some sausage water or squeeze a liver sausage in the water. But please make sure that the sausage is not too salty. Fruits in the water can also be a possibility. Cranberries or blueberries may make the water a little more interesting for your darling, he will try to fish the berries out of the water and will automatically drink more. But also make sure that the water bowl is not too full, because then the dog may consume too much water. Another tip would be that you mix some water into your dog's food, as this will inevitably take the water with him when he wants to eat something.

What is a paw doctor?

Paw Doctor is your online veterinarian. Via a video call on your smartphone, you will receive immediate help with complaints from veterinarians all over Germany. Inexpensive and stress-free for your four-legged friend.

What does an interview with Pfotendoctor cost?

The one-time consultation costs € 19.00 per week or € 29.00 at the weekend. Or you can become a member of Pfotendoctor. As a member, you have 24/7 access to a vet via video chat. Membership also costs you € 29.90 per quarter for one year.