What can dogs drink?

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
What can dogs drink?
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Thu, 03-13-2014 - 3:12pm

The only thing I ever give Cleo to drink is water....and, for some reason, the other day when I was watching her drink, I was thinking that there should be something else that she might enjoy....that would be safe for her, of course.  I checked on the internet and found that there are actually flavored waters available for dogs (expensive) but I did find an article that indicates what beverages are safe and unsafe for our pups:

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/08/16/what-can-dogs-drink/1

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-2005
Mon, 03-17-2014 - 8:12pm

The only thing I'd ever give my dog is water--they don't need anything "flavored".  I have a feeling the flavored waters are more for the owners to make them think they're pampering their dogs...what I do sometimes do in the summer is to freeze homemade chicken stock in ice cube trays (that way, I know it's low sodium) and put a few in her water bowl to add a little bit of extra taste for her.  You might try that and see if your dog likes it.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Tue, 03-18-2014 - 8:54am

You're right about the flavored waters....in any case they're way too expensive.  My Cleo is pampered in so many other ways that she doesn't need flavored waters.  But your idea about the chicken stock is great; I just may try it.  I'm sure Cleo would love it....

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2000
Sat, 03-22-2014 - 12:57pm
I agree that the flavored thing is for the humans. Dogs don't need anything but water, and it needs to be clean. Put those toilet lids down and be sure to clean the water bowl often!

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Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 03-22-2014 - 1:43pm

The only problem I ever had was with my retriever/mix ^Maxwell^.  He would check out every bathroom to drink out of the toilet.  I never thought it was too much of a problem until I began noticing that more than once after our cleaning woman came he would vomit.  I then realized that must have drunk out of the bowl not long after she cleaned it...there must have been a residue of cleaning product.  After that I was sure to keep the lids closed...and told her to do the same.

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-27-2000
Sat, 07-19-2014 - 11:25pm

Aw, you had to ruin my goofy joke, lol.  I was going to throw in something about how they seem to like toilet bowl water better than anything!  These days I'm sooooooper careful about checking ANYTHING our dogs put into their mouths for xylitol - it's ending up in so darned many things you would never suspect, and it's deadly.  I wish they'd just ban the stuff, one stick of the gum can kill, so I've read.  I rarely chew gum to begin with so the only one I buy is my dad's old favorite, good old Juicy Fruit. 

 


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