We know we have to be careful about the types of foods dogs can eat but what can dogs drink? Do we need to be careful about the types of liquid refreshment we allow our dogs to consume? Of course we do!
I’ve talked at length about foods dogs can eat and can’t eat. I’ve also published a whole series of articles detailing a variety of foods that are harmful for dogs, and others dogs can eat without problems.
In this article I’m focusing on what dogs can drink.
You may have read some of my recent posts about some things dogs can or can’t drink and the reasons why. In this post I’m going to focus on a general list of beverages dogs can drink and add to it over time.
This article then will be a quick reference post. When I get the chance, I’ll extend the information about each drink listed here and give them their own more comprehensive post detailing the benefits / risks.
Table of Contents
- What Can Dogs Drink?
- Almond Milk
- Carrot Juice
- Coconut Water
- Oat Milk
What Can Dogs Drink?
I’ve produced this list in alphabetical order rather than separating them into categories .
My aim in organising them in this way is that you can simply scan alphabetically to find the drink you’re interested in learning about.
Please remember this is not an exhaustive list and I will add to it as time passes.
Almond Milk (Unsweetened)?
Yes, dogs can drink almond milk… but only if unsweetened. If almond milk is sweetened with sugars it will mean your dog is consuming unnecessary calories. If it’s flavoured with artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol, it can actually be fatally dangerous.
A little unsweetened almond milk from the bottom of your glass as a treat probably won’t cause harm. But never let your dog drink almond milk in large quantities.
Find out more: Can Dogs Drink Almond Milk?
Can Dogs Drink Carrot Juice (Unsweetened)?
Yes, dogs can drink carrot juice as long as it’s natural and unsweetened. Like most of the drinks on this list though, just because something isn’t toxic to dogs it doesn’t mean you should serve it up on a regular basis.
Carrots contain fiber, vitamins and minerals and can be a good treat for dogs in themselves, and so you can give dogs carrots as a treat once in a while.
Can Dogs Drink Coconut Water (Unsweetened)?
Yes, dogs can drink coconut water as long as it’s natural and not sweetened.
Coconut water contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that may deliver multiple health benefits for dogs… but only in moderation!
Find out more: Can Dogs Drink Coconut Water?
Can Dogs Drink Oat Milk (Unsweetened)?
Yes, dogs can drink plain oat milk in moderation. Once again though you have to be careful with sugar and sweeteners, so what we’re talking about here is unsweetened oat milk.
The only other potential issue with oat milk is that it’s quite high in fibre. While of course fibre is important for digestive health, too much fibre in a dog’s diet can cause stomach upsets.
Find out more: Can Dogs Drink Oat Milk?
Can Dogs Drink Water?
Yes of course dogs can drink water! To be honest, water should be the only drink your dog ever drinks.
Water is vital for all living things and in terms of your dog, no other drink will keep it better hydrated.
Summary… What Can Dogs Drink?
In reality your dog should only ever really need to drink water to remain hydrated and maintain a healthy digestive system.
Of course we all enjoy giving our dogs a little treat, and sometimes our sneaky little friends can drink things not intended for them when our backs are turned. Some drinks won’t harm them but some others may be dangerous to them requiring a visit to a veterinarian.
If you ever have any doubt about food or drink your dog has consumed, speak to a veterinary professional as soon as possible.
Do you know of something dogs can drink that’s not on this list? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this page to tell me about it.
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