I have a four year old handicapped chihuahua. He is chronically constipated, I add pumpkin, oil and water to his dry food to keep things moving. He used to drink water several times a day as well. He had a bout of diarrhea and was very thirsty and drinking a lot of water when he started vomiting. That is the last time he drank water from a bowl without it being added to his food. I think he associates drinking water with vomiting. I have tried a different bowl in a new location, chicken broth, and bottled water. We went to the vet and he was just as puzzled as I am and felt that he would start drinking again. It has been 3 months and he still will not touch water unless it is with his food and he has to drink it to get the kibble. He does show slight signs of dehydration in the late afternoon before his evening meal. I am thinking of feeding him 3 or four times a day to get more liquid in him. I would rather just get him to drink! Any brilliant ideas?