Like humans, water is a major component of a dog’s body. Humans and dogs are both made up of about 60% water.
- Climate - Age - Pregnancy - Exercise - Diet
Like humans, dogs can theoretically last for 2-3 days without water, after which point their vital organs will begin to fail.
- Kidney Abnormalities - Diabetes - Infection or Liver Disease - Certain Medications
- Stress or fear - A previous bad experience at the water bowl - The water bowl itself - Illness and nausea