How Much Water Should a Dog Drink?

Here, the quantity of water a dog should drink per day and how to track this important habit will be discussed.  

Normal Water Requirements

As a general rule of thumb, dogs require 0.5 – 1 ounce of water per lb of body weight, per day. For instance, if a dog weighs 30 lbs, he or she should consume 15 – 30 ounces of water in a 24 hour period. The  Actijoy WiFi Food & Water Bowl is a pet food and water monitor that helps to make sure your pet is drinking enough, as well as monitoring the freshness of the water. 


WiFi Food & Water Bowl

  • 1x Bowl
  • 1x Smart Base Unit
  • 2x Bowls
  • 2x Smart Base Units
EU Customers +21% VAT ($156)
  • No monthly fees
  • Anomalies alerts
  • 24/7 food & water intake tracking
  • FDA approved material
  • WiFi & Cloud sync
  • Food anomalies detection
  • Drink anomalies detection
  • Healthbook in the app
  • Food & water intake history in your pocket
  • Sharing data with a vet
  • Dishwasher & microwave friendly
  • Multi-dog friendly
  • Sound signal to prevent double-feeding
  • Two colors
  • Size M - 1l / 33.5oz
  • Home data hub for tracker data
  • Suitable for any dog from 6.5 lbs
  • Real-time health tracking
  • In the box:
    1x Smart Bowl size M Volume: 1l / 33.5oz
2 Years Warranty
Worldwide shipping starting from $9.90

Each dog, however, will have individual needs. For instance, on warm days or when your dog has exercised excessively, more water will be required. Senior dogs generally require more water as their kidney function decreases. A good way to determine if your dog is dehydrated is to lift the skin at the nape of a dog’s neck. The skin should return to normal instantly. If not, your dog is dehydrated.

An alternative method to check your dog’s hydration levels is to examine your dog’s gums. If the gums are pink and slick, hydration levels are ideal. However, if your dog’s gums are dry and sticky, your pet is dehydrated.  

Drinking Regimen for Puppies

Due to their rapidly growing bodies, puppies have different hydration needs than adult dogs. Recently weaned young puppies should be encouraged to drink ½ cup of water every 2 hours. Once your puppy is old enough to be successfully potty trained, the amount of water that he or she consumes should be the same as that of an adult dog.  

Excessive Thirst and Abnormalities

Excessive thirst in dogs is commonly an indication of disease, specifically diabetes, kidney and/or liver disease, bladder infection, or Cushing’s Disease, among others. If your dog is suddenly exceeding 1 ounce of water per lb of body weight, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to rule out underlying illness. The Actijoy App will notify you if your dog is drinking excessively.

How Actijoy can Help Dog Owners

Tracking your dog’s water intake isn’t easy, especially if you have multiple dogs. The Actijoy WiFi Bowl can distinguish which dog in the household is drinking water, and monitor how much has been consumed. Not only will you be able to determine your dog’s baseline behavior, but you will be able to recognize signs of disease (such as excessive thirst) the moment they start!

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Buddy Pack

  • 1x Tracker
  • 2x Bowls
  • 2x Smart Base Units
EU Customers +21% VAT ($362)
  • All-in-one solution
  • 24/7 food & water intake tracking
  • No monthly fees
  • Anomalies alerts
  • Tracking every aspect of your dog's life
  • Prevents serious health issues at an early stage
  • Multi-dog & multi-owner friendly
  • Free Android & iOS app
  • In the box:
    2x Smart Bowl size M (1L / 33.5oz),
    1x Activity tracker & accessories
2 Years Warranty
Worldwide shipping starting from $9.90

Please note: all dogs should be treated as individuals. The Actijoy™ blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only. In the case of emergency, always seek qualified healthcare from a local veterinarian or emergency facility. Actijoy™ blogs are not designed to treat, diagnose, or prescribe medication for your pet.

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