WHY do dogs drink toilet water?

Dogs are scavengers by nature. It’s in their genes and has been for thousands of years.

A dog sees the world differently than a human. A dog’s value system and its understanding of right and wrong is radically various from that of humans. For them, drinking from the toilet is not at all disgusting, but rather natural. The logic is simple: if you see a source of cool water, drink it.

The water in the toilet is always cool and clean, unless, of course, the toilet bowl itself is dirty. Cold, fresh water is preferable to room temperature water. In addition, the water we pour for our pets can sit in the bowl for several hours, and bits of food can accumulate there.

Also, the water in a metal or plastic bowl may have a tang of the material, making it less appealing to the pet.

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