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So a dog showed up on my farm and everyday I fill his water bowl. Will he leave if I forget or will he attack me if I don't give him water?

He doesn't seem to eat anything, so does he even need this water?

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The water bowl seems to be only cosmetic. If you don't fill the bowl with water, there seems to be no ill effects.

Per the Stardew Valley Wiki, in the 'Pets' section:

There's a bowl on some tiles on the top left side of your house, you can fill it with water for them. The bowl is purely cosmetic.

There's also some other links that show users that did not give their pet water (some due to not knowing you could) without any repercussions.

  • I have never given her water. And no matter how long I ignore her for she always responds with a heart. I've been slightly better because apparently her happiness is counted towards your year two review thing. – Reafexus Mar 22 '16 at 17:31
  • FWIW I never watered my kitty in my second game and have gotten nothing but hearts whenever interacting. And she sprawls just as happily and as frequently about her farm as much as my kitty in the first game did. – peacedog Mar 22 '16 at 19:50

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