My dog is drinking less water since switching to raw - is this normal?
About 50% of an animal’s water requirement comes from their food intake – food cells are 70% moisture and this is absorbed easily. While a dry food holds very little moisture and an animal will needs to drink more water to maintain hydration, Poppy’s Picnic raw food is naturally moist so their intake of water may naturally decrease.
Also, to make them more tasty, many mass produced pet foods contain high levels of salt which increases thirst. Poppy’s Picnic adds NO salt.
If you are not feeding 100% raw and using our fresh food to supplement and boost a kibble diet, then the amount of water your dog drinks may not change so noticeably.