Can Dogs Drink Coffee? Find Out Why Coffee Is Not For Them
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Your dogs might be eyeing on anything that you eat or drink. But that does not always mean they should have any of it as there are some foods that may be suitable for human consumption but are definitely a no-no to animals. Coffee is one of them. So if you want to know, can dogs drink coffee, sorry but no.Most of us kick our day off with a cup of coffee and while it helps you get started, that is not the case for dogs.

Coffee is not just the most dangerous foods to give your dog. There is a long list of them. Coffee, just like chocolates contain methylxanthines that are derived from cacao seeds and are the main component in making coffee. These compounds are not just hazardous for dogs but even for cats and other pets.

Coffee, especially in big amounts is toxic to dogs though it is not safe for your pet to consume even the smallest taste of it. As a matter of fact, coffee consumption can prompt an array of serious consequences in dogs. The most common symptoms to watch for include burst of energy, antsy behavior, trembling, increased body temperature, diarrhea, throwing up, seizures, immoderate thirst, frequent urination and fast heart rate. These signs normally show up soon after coffee consumption.

If you are suspecting that your dog might have had coffee or if you are starting to notice some of these symptoms, you should immediately get emergency veterinary help before things could go worse. Aside from the wide range of complications coffee consumption can cause your dogs, it can also sometimes lead to fatal consequences most especially in smaller breeds. Coffee and the compounds it has can affect the heart rate of your poor pet, speeding it up and causing cardiotoxicity. In some cases, it will result to death. In addition, coffee can also affect the central nervous systems and gastrointestinal tracts of your dog. Due to these serious possibilities, it is important to get as fast veterinary assistance as you can for your pooch.

There are a lot of other things that dog owner needs to know about the dangers of coffee when consumed by dogs. Drinking it straight out of the mug is actually not just the only threat to dogs. As a matter of fact, the grounds and beans are problematic also for them. Espresso beans dipped in chocolate drinks are not for them as chocolate and coffee can be very risky to dogs. Chocolates that are deeper in color are more harmful to dogs. Remember that chocolate is not safe for dogs whether it is dark or milk chocolate.

You should not allow your pooch to drink or eat anything if you are not sure of whether it is safe for them or not. Also, do not allow your dog or any other pet in your house to access products that contain coffee or chocolate. Can dogs drink coffee? No they can’t. You might then want to take a few steps from them when having your morning coffee to prevent any chances of them having a taste of it without you knowing.


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