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Why is water good for your dogs?

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Water. Even if a dog loses all of his body fat and half his protein, he can survive. But water is so important that he could die if he loses only one-tenth of the water in his body. Water makes up more than half of an adult dog's body weight.

Although canned dog food may have a lot of water in it, it's not enough for your dog. Make sure your pal always has fresh, clean water available.

From: The Facts About Dog Nutrition WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

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