How to Make a Homemade Dog Water Feeder

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Dogs require a continuous supply of clean water to maintain good health. A dog's body is comprised of 80 percent water. Too little water can lead to dehydration and cause kidney stores or organ failure. Dogs require 1/2 to 1 ounce of water per pound of weight per day. Making a homemade dog water feeder can supply your pet with fresh water continuously, even while you are away from home for long hours.

Step 1

Measure the depth of a 10-inch stainless steel dog dish with a measuring tape. Subtract one-half inch from the bowl's depth.

Step 2

Measure upward from the bottom of an empty, clean half-gallon plastic juice bottle. Mark the height at the bowl's depth minus one-half inch with a marker.

Step 3

Place a 1/2-inch drill bit in a drill. Drill one hole on the mark on the juice bottle.

Step 4

Pull off small bits of plastic around hole with your fingers and wipe away any plastic pieces with a washcloth. Rinse the juice bottle under a strong stream of water thoroughly and make certain there are no tiny plastic shards on the inside or outside of the bottle.

Step 5

Place the dog dish in the area that you want the water feeder. Hold the juice bottle with one finger covering the hole in it. Fill the bottle with water and screw the lid on tightly.

Step 6

Set the bottle inside of the dog dish and then release your finger from the hole. The water will fill the dish to a level just above the hole and maintain this level until the bottle needs filling again.

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