Polaris, my seven-month-old puppy has discovered the wonders of the bathroom. From a terrible place where baths are dispensed, it has gone to a wonderland of toilet paper to be unrolled and strewn about the house, rugs to chew, and a new source of water.
She drinks bottled water out of a filtered fountain bowl, but is she grateful? Oh, no . . . . nasty toilet water is what she will go for if given a chance.
My other dog never drank from the toilet. What gives? Why is she so attracted to it? Why are some dogs attracted to toilets where others are not?
Is it dangerous? I can imagine it’s not exactly a sanitary source of drinking water, but this is an animal which licks her own backside. What about the chemicals in the water? Every once in a while, I drop in a 2000 Flushes tab. (The water’s not blue any more, so there’s not much in there.)
Will it make her sick?
Is there a way to break them of this habit, other than leaving the lid down all the time? Like her digging, is it just something I’ll have to accept?