Why doesn t my dog like water?
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.
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