How Much Water Should a Puppy Drink a Day?

Updated April 17, 2017

Though it will vary for different breeds and ages, puppies usually need to consume 2.5 times as much water as food. A puppy who is eating six ounces of dry food per day should be drinking around 443ml of water. Puppies should be monitored when drinking water as they will sometimes drink too much too fast, which can lead to an upset tummy or vomiting.

Variables to Consider

Many factors can affect a puppy's water intake. Puppies eating primarily dry food need more water. Increased temperatures and exercise also increase a puppy's thirst. Because of the long list of variables, puppies need access to clean water at all times.

Bottom Line

Puppies typically drink around 2.5 times as much water as they eat dry food per day. This is just a guideline and a puppy always needs access to clean drinking water.

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Based just outside Eugene, Ore., Danielle Gream began writing professionally in 2010 for various websites. Gream is the co-owner of a business consulting firm that specializes in leadership training and effective communication. She holds a Bachelor of Science in communication from the University of Phoenix.