Can Dogs Eat Ice Cubes?

Ice cubes

In general, it is safe for dogs to eat ice cubes. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before giving them to your furry friend.

Size matters

Make sure the ice cubes are small enough that your dog cannot choke on them. You can break up larger ice cubes or buy pre-made small ice cubes for dogs.

Sugary ice

Avoid giving your dog ice cubes that have been flavored with sugar or other sweeteners. These can cause stomach upset or diarrhea.

Too many

Ice cubes are a treat, not a meal. Don't give your dog too many ice cubes, as this can lead to stomach upset.

Signs of distress

If your dog starts to show signs of distress after eating ice cubes, such as vomiting or diarrhea, stop giving them ice cubes and contact your veterinarian.

Hot weather

Ice cubes can help to keep dogs cool on a hot day. You can give your dog ice cubes to chew on or you can put them in their water bowl.

Sore throats

Ice cubes can also help to soothe a sore throat. You can give your dog ice cubes to chew on or you can rub them on their throat.

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