Can My Dog Eat Ice?

Maybe. Typically, ice is fine to give to your dog. However, with smaller dogs in particular, the hardness of ice can chip or fracture teeth. Give ice with supervision.

Did you know that dogs don’t sweat? They cool down by panting or through their paw pads. Thus, they often need to find external ways to cool down. Dogs enjoy ice because it’s a cold treat—a pupsicle, if you will. Eating ice or drinking ice water helps bring their body temperature down quickly to avoid overheating.

For more about dogs and ice, see this article: Why Do Dogs Like Ice Cubes?

We offer numerous articles on what foods are safe and unsafe for dogs to eat, including various vegetables, fruits and snacks. You might also be interested in “Can My Dog Drink Gatorade?

The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.

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