My 1year 5 month old 30 kg Labrador Scooby refuses to drink water. This might lead to some health problem. Please suggest a healthy diet for Scooby. For your reference, I give him rice/roti with chicken everyday for lunch and dinner. I give papaya, biscuits and chana for breakfast on alternate days while I feed him a bowl of milk in the evenings. Please help.

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Though you haven’t mentioned what other liquid diet you are giving to your pet, still less water intake indicates less exercise. Please take him out for a run or a long walk and add other liquids in his diet such as diluted milk or soup. On an average, 60-80 ml/kg body weight water is required to maintain the normal fluid level. If Scooby is healthy and active, don’t bother, just enjoy his company!

Question by – Julie Dhariwal, Kolkata

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