Chances are your dog loves Pepsi, Coke, 7 Up, Sprite, and most other types of soda.
But, as you probably know, there are good reasons to keep these drinks away from pets.
Too many canines are diabetic. Consider those sweet things, like cola, contribute to this disease.
Caffeine is another reason why soda is not ideal for any animal.
At the very least, you should avoid making a habit of sharing. The right policy, however, is to…
Avoid Giving Your Dog Soda
At least, that’s our recommendation.
Soda cannot hydrate, it contains too much sugar and there is no nutritional value whatsoever.
Allowing coke consumption is simply not smart. Sodas, like coffee, typically contain caffeine which could be dog-gone dangerous!
While you may not see harmful effects, eventually soda will be unhealthy for your dog’s internal organs.
Skip The Soda Pop
Perhaps your dog doesn’t always like to drink regular plain ol’ water.
Wait a second though!
Even highly diluted soda is not a good idea. Again, anything with caffeine and/or a cocktail of artificial ingredients is ill-advised.
Nobody can deny that soda’s high fructose corn syrup is partly responsible for much of the obesity we see today.
There are also too many calories for dogs to be drinking and they are complete junk!
Diarrhea or vomiting isn’t the worst of your dog’s problems in regards to soda. Long term effects are real!
As An Energy Boost?
Sure, your dog may run around for hours after drinking soda.
Some may consider this effect to be of benefit, but that’s certainly the wrong way to view it.
Let’s get real:
A lack of view-able side effects does not mean soda is OK for dogs. There’s just no justification for it.
Please think twice if you’ve been sharing cans of soda pop or even Ginger Ale (especially on any kind of regular basis).
Why Water is Best
Your dog’s health is dependent on the nutrition you provide. In that sense, soda is actually awful and water is optimal.
Why is that?
You must make those calories count by giving what your dog should be consuming.
Be super careful with extra calories in liquid form. Soda pop consumption will take them away from a healthy and beneficial diet routine.
Ensure that your dog has their hydration needs met.
It’s easy! Provide plenty of fresh water.
Soda should be off limits for dogs.
A bit of Coke or Pepsi on the floor isn’t something you need to concern yourself with.
But unhealthy habits are!
With so many bad ingredients in soda pop, the answer is simple: No sugary drinks!
Give your dog quality calories and keep them hydrated with fresh water.