While we can’t tell you the exact amount of water your dog should be drinking, the general recommendation is that they should drink ½ to 1 ounce per pound of their weight. For example, if your dog weighs 52 pounds, they should drink somewhere between 26 and 52 ounces per day.
But, just like humans, dogs can have different hydration needs–some dogs might want more water than others, and if your dog tends to be on the move a lot, they might need more to drink. If your dog is lazier, they could probably drink a bit less.
We recommend monitoring your dog for signs of lethargy or illness, which could be caused by dehydration. If you notice these symptoms, be sure to give your dog a healthy portion of water, and take them to the vet if you don’t notice an improvement.