We are required to have potable water (drinkable water) at all times for our pets. Some tips to help the dog who loves to tip over the water to lay in it:
- Try using a wide base container that is more difficult to tip
- Dig a hole just large enough to set a plastic bucket inside so that they can't tip it over
- Set a bucket inside of a square brick making it difficult for the dog to tip the bucket
- Try having a kiddy pool along with a separate drinking water bucket so they can get in to cool off
In the Arizona sun, a metal container will quickly heat your pet's water, causing your pet not to drink even though it is there. A 10% loss of body water can cause serious illness in an animal, so whatever trick works for your pet is worth the effort.