How much water should my dog, Peter, drink each day? He's a German shepherd that weighs about 70 pounds.
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Based on the size and breed of your dog, Peter should have 62 ounces, or nearly 8 cups, of water daily. Keep in mind that some of that water can come from your dog's food, so pay attention to moisture content information on pet food labels. Body weight is used to determine water intake, for the most part. A 5-pound dog should receive just under 1 cup of water, while a 10-pound dog should have 14 ounces. For body weights over that amount, the general rule is to add 7 extra ounces of water daily for every additional 10 pounds, assuming the canine's weight is within an average range.