My best friend Court had a dog named Shadow, and when he went off to high school and all that his dad was left to care for the dog...his dad is also a meth addict. He wasn't feeding Shadow, or watering her, or taking her to the vet. Her nails are unclipped and she was really dehydrated. I got Court's permission and I removed her from the home "temporarily...I wasn't counting on falling in love her but I did, and now she has a forever home with my family. I have a vet appointment tomorrow for shots and a check up, but I have a few general questions as she is my first dog!
1. How much water does the average dog drink and how often?
Why: She's been drinking three bowls at a time at least eight times a day, which seems excessive to me. I got her last night.
2. She is a 75lb golden retriever, and I am feeding her 2.5 cups of Pedigree Healthy Longevity biscuits 2x a day as per the instructions on the bag. I'm also giving her a half can of small wet food 2x a day with the biscuits as she seems to love Pedigree chicken and rice. I asked my vet about whether this was an okay feeding, and she said yes, but I was wondering what food brand you swear by? Dry food, or wet, or both? How much per day?
3. Do you prefer harness or collar? I'm leaning towards harness because she practically chokes herself with her current ill fitting collar on walks and a harness just seems like less pressure.
Thank you in advance!