Why do huskies hate water?
Also, if your husky isn't staying out of the water because he is afraid of it, then it means that he just does not like water.
He may not like the feel of being wet.
Huskies naturally like snow because that is how they are designed.
Being in water really is not all that natural for Huskies.
If your dog is drinking excessively (polydipsia) it is possibly because he is losing excess amounts of water for any of a number of reasons.
While a number of diseases result in excess water intake and urine output, the most common of these diseases include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease.
Most need about an ounce of fluids per pound of body weight per day, so a 10-pound dog needs a bit over a cup of clean water daily.
Really active or lactating dogs may need more and puppies generally drink more than adult dogs.
If your dog drinks a lot more than that, it may signal a health problem.
The most optimal window to start introducing water and puppy food is when the puppy is around 3 to 4 weeks old.
This is the time when the pup will naturally start to slowly wean from her mother's milk and start becoming more independent.
A good general guideline is that a healthy dog should drink between ½ and 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight each day.
So a healthy 65-pound Labrador Retriever should be drinking between about 33 and 65 ounces, or about ¼ to ½ gallon of water daily.
The average dog needs between 1/2 ounce to 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight in a given day.
If your puppy weighs 20 pounds, for instance, he'd need between 10 and 20 ounces of water for the day to stay hydrated.
Most dogs will automatically hydrate to the correct amount, though some may over- or under drink.