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Our male will often drink a bunch of water then go romp and play and then puke up all the water on our carpet. I think he just drinks a little too much and then is way too active after drinking (I think I'd do the same thing if I had a big drink and then went for a fast run!) but it has been happening rather frequently - almost once a day or so for the past month. DH thinks we should try to regulate his drinking water - ie stop him from drinking after a while or pull up the water bowl. And possibly try to restrict his activity after drinking water - ie. no zoomies after water. Makes sense, but in reality it might be hard to do as it would require a good deal of active supervision. Plus not sure I want to be moving the water dish for our female who doesn't have any issues.

 

Anyone else ever deal with something like this? Any tips?

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It usually happens the other way around - a big romp, then the drinking and puking. I would probably encourage him to NOT drink right before you know you're going out to play. Either pick up the bowl or stop him after a few gulps.

 

We will interrupt them if they're just standing there drinking for a long time. They get a good amount of water on their food, and have a big bucket outside, so there's no need for marathon drinking sessions inside. I think it's just a habit they can get into sometimes.

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Thanks Chris! Now that you mention it, Buddy does seem to get very excited as we are prepping to go out for a walk.... he will run around the living room pouncing on every single squeaky toy he can find - the water drinking is sometimes before or after or even during. All I know is I'm usually mopping up a puddle as I'm dressed in a coat ready to walk.

 

PS - Love the Christmas pic of your pack :) We'll miss you ant Toni at Mirabella this Friday!

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Sounds like he's "tanking up." Filling up the pee shooter for maximum pee mail leaving!

 

I never let my dog just stand and drink and drink and drink. If he's really thirsty, he'll go back after I've stopped him, but I do think it may be a leftover habit from the track where they don't have water in their kennels with them all the time.


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Thanks Chris! Now that you mention it, Buddy does seem to get very excited as we are prepping to go out for a walk.... he will run around the living room pouncing on every single squeaky toy he can find - the water drinking is sometimes before or after or even during. All I know is I'm usually mopping up a puddle as I'm dressed in a coat ready to walk.

 

PS - Love the Christmas pic of your pack :) We'll miss you ant Toni at Mirabella this Friday!

 

So just remember to pick up the water bowl before you pick up the leash!

 

We'll miss you guys too! Toni had a great Christmas hat to wear! PM me your new address and I'll send you a Christmas card!

Chris - Mom to: Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

52592535884_69debcd9b4.jpgsiggy by Chris Harper, on Flickr

Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom, Lilly

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