Do You Let Your Dog(s) Drink From A Mud Puddle?

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Do you let your dogs drink from a mud puddle?

Sure, why not
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Sometimes, depends
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Hail NO, never
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Have not given it much thought
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Wouldn't matter if they did
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None of your business, where is my free stuff
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Do You Let Your Dog(s) Drink From A Mud Puddle?

Postby JoeBingo » Sat May 23, 2009 7:45 pm

It has rained all day yesterday and today with a few dry periods in between. I have a couple of small mud puddles collected in the backyard.

The last time Rowdy, Sugar and I were outside, it was not raining. Rowdy and Sugar were playing really hard to work out some pent up energy from not wanting to play in the rain.

Well, Sugar stopped for a long drink of water ... from a mud puddle.

Dang, I keep a bowl of fresh water in the kitchen and outside in the back yard not ten feet from the mud puddle, I have an automatic water dispenser filled with abundant fresh water.

What is wrong with that dog !!! lol

The good thing is that I do not fertilize or put down sprays and stuff in the back yard, so there was no toxic runoff.

So, I was wondering if while on walks or in your own backyard, do you allow your dogs to drink from mud puddles.

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Postby adamwilkes14 » Sat May 23, 2009 7:54 pm

if the water is clear than I will let Daisy drink from it. We just got back from a walk about 30 minutes ago and there were puddles in the street, one I refused to not let her drink from cause someone elses dog pood in the field down the street and didnt pick it up, I stepped in it and utilized that puddle to wash my flip flop off. LOL

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Postby Deniselynn » Sat May 23, 2009 8:27 pm

Mud puddles? No way! Molly will drink whatever water she finds and I always make sure she doesn't drink backed up water near sewers. Logan will not touch it. He is a clean freak like his momma. lol

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Postby mtlu » Sat May 23, 2009 8:43 pm

Heh, my Molly will drink any standing water available but I stop her whenever it happens – I don't think it's safe even though we keep her up to date on her vaccines.

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Postby love_gingers » Sat May 23, 2009 9:16 pm

Never, that's a surefire way to get worms if I ever heard one! Giardia often comes from stagnant water and is a pain to treat.

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Postby dogs4jen » Sat May 23, 2009 9:26 pm

I try not to let them drink from puddles or any standing water, but every once in a while on a walk in the woods they do before I can get them away from it.
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Postby JoeBingo » Sat May 23, 2009 9:29 pm

love_gingers wrote:Never, that's a surefire way to get worms if I ever heard one! Giardia often comes from stagnant water and is a pain to treat.

EE-yewh !!! I'm glad it was a fresh mud puddle Sugar drank from lol

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Postby Odnarb » Sat May 23, 2009 9:42 pm

love_gingers wrote:Never, that's a surefire way to get worms if I ever heard one! Giardia often comes from stagnant water and is a pain to treat.



Leptospirosis is another, and it's not as easy to treat, and is often fatal.

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Postby adamwilkes14 » Sat May 23, 2009 9:55 pm

JoeBingo wrote:
love_gingers wrote:Never, that's a surefire way to get worms if I ever heard one! Giardia often comes from stagnant water and is a pain to treat.

EE-yewh !!! I'm glad it was a fresh mud puddle Sugar drank from lol


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Postby Savage Destiny » Sat May 23, 2009 11:55 pm

Nope. Riddle tries, but I won't let her. Too much bacteria and grossness, not to mention chemicals that get sprayed on lawns and rinsed off onto sidewalks, streets, etc. No thanks.

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Postby PitFriend » Sun May 24, 2009 8:01 am

Yeah, I live in a suburban neighborhood where people are obsessive about their lawns. I'm really surprised our toads aren't sprouting extra eyes and legs, what with all the fertilizers and pesticides around here. I'm afraid the runoff on our streets is probably majorly toxic, so no drinking from puddles evah.

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Postby Eclipse » Sun May 24, 2009 9:31 am

Never....there could be all kinds of nasty stuff in a puddle.

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Postby Bluebear » Sun May 24, 2009 9:42 pm

Odnarb wrote:
love_gingers wrote:Never, that's a surefire way to get worms if I ever heard one! Giardia often comes from stagnant water and is a pain to treat.



Leptospirosis is another, and it's not as easy to treat, and is often fatal.


Plus, we can get Lepto from our dogs. That's not a disease I want to have. I don't let Blue and Allie drink from puddles.

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Postby Sarah » Sun May 24, 2009 11:08 pm

I'd rather they didn't, but I walk all 3 dogs at once, so I can't really stop them. lol

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Postby Finnigan » Mon May 25, 2009 8:31 am

It depends where, and how fresh it is....

Angie is more likely to pee in a puddle than drink from it though... lol


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