What should I do about dog drinking water from outside?

asked 2018-09-01 06:12:47 -0500

Every time I let my Shih Tzu go in the backyard to use the bathroom, it comes back in with a wet beard. So, he's been drinking outside. Every time it happens, I go outside to check for puddles or any other places where water could be and I find nothing. He isn't dehydrated and clean water is always available. Should I stop letting him go in the backyard?

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answered 2018-09-01 14:43:23 -0500

You need to remove the water source as it may contain bacteria that may cause your pup to get sick and I would also leash walk him vs just letting in the yard.

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answered 2018-09-10 17:10:32 -0500

I would still let the pup go outside, I’d just maybe spy from a window or something to see where he/she is getting into the water, 007 style lol, so you can remove or block the source, otherwise I’d just go outside with the dog. Good luck

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