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How much water should I give my puppy at one time? 

The answer to this one is easy - as much as they want! You don't have to limit dogs' intake of water, the way you sometimes do with food. In fact, it's important to your puppy's health that you have fresh, clean water out all the time. Dogs of any age need lots of water to help run with circulation, digestion and eliminating waste from the body. 

 

Why does my puppy growl and snap at me?  

The growling and snapping are signs that your puppy thinks he is number one in your household. Ask your veterinarian for a recommendation for a good trainer in your area to consult with and correct this problem. The growling and snapping will only escalate as your puppy ages. Remember, a growl may be a bite about to happen. 

 

Are cold, wet noses a good sign?  

A cold, wet nose is one sign of good health in dogs and cats. However, even a healthy pet can have a warm, dry nose on occasion. On the other hand, really sick pets can also have cold, wet noses. What does all this mean? Simply that any one indicator of health is not 100% accurate all the time. Sick pets with cold noses or dry warm noses should be seen by your vet immediately. 

 

Can my dog drink from the swimming pool? 

The occasional drink of swimming pool water won't hurt your dogs, as the concentration of chlorine and other chemicals in the water is very low. 

You can keep your pups' trips to the pool to a minimum by making sure they have lots of fresh water both inside and outside and by keeping the pool fenced off or covered. You can also watch your dogs for diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, or other signs of stomach problems which may have been caused by chlorine. If you suspect this is the case, take your dog to the vet immediately. 

 

Why does my dog pant all the time? 

When you see your dog panting, it may not mean that they are thirsty, simply that they are very hot. However, during hot and warm weather, make sure your dog has access to clean water at all times to prevent heat stroke. Dogs with compromised respiration, like bulldogs and pugs, are at a very high risk of easily overheating because they can't pant efficiently.