Originally Posted by Mikki
Should she be drinker more water cuz of more protein? Last night I started doing 50/50 and again this morning. Her stool last night and this morning was normal maybe slightly but barely wetter. A bit less than usual too. Also she peed her bed last night lol. woke up to smelling her piss really strong from her crate and her body! I have been taking away her water an hour before bed, last night she kept looking for water before bed. She goes to bed by 9 So I take her water away at 8. Should I continue doing that? Maybe I'll try going all Orijen tomorrow morning. I'm still doing the 2/3 cup per meal 2x a day and will see the difference with all Orijen. Are 5:30 am and 5:30 pm good times? I have to do the 5:30 am one cuz dad goes to work and it wakes her up and she whines so I try to catch her before that happens.
Yes generally with higher protein diets you will need to up the water intake slightly, by how much will vary dog to dog.
Being sure you remove the water over night or while you are gone in the crate, will limit her having accidents in her crate. Also how big is the crate? It should only be enough room to sit, stand, turn around and lay down, any more room than that and the likely hood is increased as to the amount of accidents she will have.
Also be sure you take her out really well before you put her in bed, at that age any longer than 4 - 5 hours and shes really got to go, you'll need to adjust your schedule and availability for her for a while especially.. She doesn't have the strength to hold it when she has to go any where near as long as an adult dog.
The times are really up to you, as a pup you want to be as consistent as possible with feedings so whatever time works for you works for her.