Can Dogs Have Almond Milk
Many of us love almond milk, and if you have a dog, you probably noticed they want what you’re having. If you ever wondered, “Can dogs have almond milk?” you’ll be interested to hear the answer is - Perhaps. Here is what you should know about sharing almond milk with your dog.
An occasional sip of your almond milk will probably not hurt your dog. However, almond milk is not a crucial aspect of your dog’s diet, so if your dog doesn’t get it, nothing will actually happen. Treat almond milk as a rare dog treat your dog can have on special occasions. Don’t overdo it, no matter how much your dog begs you.
There are a few things to look out for to make sure the almond milk you are consuming is safe for your dog. Some brands include artificial sweeteners and other ingredients that might be toxic to dogs. Before you give some almond milk to your dog, make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol.
Xylitol is very toxic, and you should avoid giving it to your dog at all costs. However, there were cases where owners gave their dogs things that contain xylitol by accident. If that happens, your dog’s blood sugar level can become dangerously low (hypoglycemia). In worst cases, dogs can have liver failure and die. If you are worried your dog might have drunk almond milk that contains xylitol, look for symptoms of xylitol poisoning. The most common symptoms are;
- Loss of energy
- Overall weakness
If you want to give your dog some almond milk, you have to make sure it doesn’t contain things dogs shouldn’t consume. Think of almond milk as a rare dog treat you shouldn’t give to your dog more than once a week. Almonds are rich in fats, which are long-term, not safe for dogs. If you want to know more, check out this article - Can dogs eat almonds?
World Dog Finder team