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Since your guy is otherwise normal, this condition of no drinking out of his bowl may be due to fear of this bowl. Something may have happened that frightened your guy making him fearful of that bowl. Try another type of bowl or other kind of bowl for water. It also may help to use a DAP Collar. This is a canine pheromone that acts as a calming agent and will decrease his anxiety towrds this bowl. This can be purchased at the pet store and may be helpful. There is nothing wrong with your sweet guy and this is fairly common so you are not alone. Try different types of bowls until you find one that does not frighten your guy or get him used to it. This may take some time but he will eventually get over this. I actually had this happen to one of my own dogs and it was a struggle to get him unafraid of the bowl and it took a plastic plate rather than a stainless steel bowl to get him over whatever caused this fear.Does that make sense to you?
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