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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie View Post
    We have only had to worm him once since we have had him and we used a chewy tablet.
    Maybe you should go to your local vets & get a worm tablet as I am doing mine every approx 4wks atm because of the season being so good 4 worms.
    If the water bowl is empty dose the pup search water out? Just my old border collie had diabeties & she would drink heaps & wee heaps, & if the bowl was empty she would try & brake into the tolit by trying to tear the door down. Oh & empty any pot plant holders.
    The vet said diabeties untreated give them such a thirst they will do anything to get water.
    Probley not your pups prob but just thought I would mention it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Maybe you should go to your local vets & get a worm tablet as I am doing mine every approx 4wks atm because of the season being so good 4 worms.
    If the water bowl is empty dose the pup search water out? Just my old border collie had diabeties & she would drink heaps & wee heaps, & if the bowl was empty she would try & brake into the tolit by trying to tear the door down. Oh & empty any pot plant holders.
    The vet said diabeties untreated give them such a thirst they will do anything to get water.
    Probley not your pups prob but just thought I would mention it.
    I might have a chat to the vet about what they recommend for worming.
    If there isn't any water in his bowl he doesn't seem to fussed, he doesn't try and break down the toilet door or anything. Once I do top it up he doesn't dive for it...

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    Aussie,
    Yeh good idea ask your vet about the worming as not all wormers are equeal.
    To me he just sounds like a puppy who loves his water & who is maybe a little hot & using the water to cool himself down.

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    My 3 ACD's as well as my late ACD all used to drink copious water.
    They have full access to it. A clamshell pool in their pen too.
    Some days I am required to fill their inside water bowl a few times...other times I am not.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Drontal - the chewy tablet

    they recommend at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks then every month until puppy is 6 months old then as directed by vet. At least every 6 weeks to prevent tape worm (hydatids).

    Drontal for Dogs - Chewables - Direction for use - BayerAnimal - Product Detail
    click on the link to read the label for how often it needs to be administered.

    So it's possible it's worms but even so - you can probably wait till your next vet visit.

    As far as how much water - you can measure how much water fits into the drink bowl and guess off that. Eg how much does it hold from a 2 litre bottle? Or how much is left in the 2 litre bottle after you've filled it and do some subtraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Drontal - the chewy tablet

    they recommend at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks then every month until puppy is 6 months old then as directed by vet. At least every 6 weeks to prevent tape worm (hydatids).

    Drontal for Dogs - Chewables - Direction for use - BayerAnimal - Product Detail
    click on the link to read the label for how often it needs to be administered.

    So it's possible it's worms but even so - you can probably wait till your next vet visit.

    As far as how much water - you can measure how much water fits into the drink bowl and guess off that. Eg how much does it hold from a 2 litre bottle? Or how much is left in the 2 litre bottle after you've filled it and do some subtraction.
    When we got him at 8 weeks he came already wormed. We have then wormed him at 12 weeks, so now he isn't due until January when he is 4 months.

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    In my world (newfies ) drinking lots and lots of water is very normal, mine also like to lie in it and "dig" in it......
    Just have a chat to your vet, just re-filling a bowl once a day does not seem to bad
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Drontal - the chewy tablet

    they recommend at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks then every month until puppy is 6 months old then as directed by vet. At least every 6 weeks to prevent tape worm (hydatids).

    Drontal for Dogs - Chewables - Direction for use - BayerAnimal - Product Detail
    click on the link to read the label for how often it needs to be administered.

    So it's possible it's worms but even so - you can probably wait till your next vet visit.

    As far as how much water - you can measure how much water fits into the drink bowl and guess off that. Eg how much does it hold from a 2 litre bottle? Or how much is left in the 2 litre bottle after you've filled it and do some subtraction.
    Yes this is the recomended dosages but sometimes you need more & this is a really bad year for worms. Always swap your wormers around as amminity is an issue in dogs too, make sure you read the active ingredents & that it is an actual different ingredant & not just a different brand of wormer.
    Also alot of breeders think puppy wormer drops is enough it isn't in a season like this so the pup may have had a high worm burden when you got it even though the breeder had wormed him. It is not uncomman for vets to recommend to redose 10 to 14 days after intial dose is given in high worm burden cases.

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    A 15 week old ACD puppy,that must be very cute,is there a picture of it,I would love to see.
    My dog breeds, dog health and care,dog walk,dog sport,how to equip a dog,I hope my dog is strong I like small dogs.small dogs are cute to me.

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    We asked the vet about his drinking and she said its quite normal for a puppy to drink a bit more then an adult dog. Also as puppies are quite active this will contribute to it also.
    But he has no settled down a bit and its drinking as much. We have also stopped feeding him as much dry food as this can make him quite thirsty.

    When we got his final vaccination she also did a vet check and we got worming tablets from the vet, they were a bit more expensive but they cover allot more (general worms, heart worm and fleas). We have to give him this on a monthly basis.

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