Do you enjoy a nice, cool drink of La Croix? This is a very popular drink in the US! It’s refreshing and bubbly, and safe for humans. But what happens if a dog drinks La Croix?
Has your dog drunk La Croix? Are you worried the La Croix will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be concerning when your dog drinks something like this.
In this article, we’ve put together some information about La Croix and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is La Croix?
La Croix is a brand of sparkling water that’s popular in the US. The drink was first produced in Las Crosse, Wisconsin, by the G. Heileman Brewing Company. It was advertised as one of the “anti-Perrier” brands! It was in this niche that La Croix first became popular.
While sparkling water is safe for humans, what about dogs? Can La Croix make a dog sick?
La Croix & Dogs
The good news is that La Croix does not contain ingredients that will harm your dog. So, if he has a small drink of sparkling water, he should be OK.
However, sparkling water is carbonated, which means the beverage contains gas. This is what makes the water bubble and fizz. The concern here is that the gas used to carbonate the drink could cause bloat in dogs if given in large amounts.
Bloat is a life-threatening condition in dogs, which causes enlargement of the dog’s stomach. The condition also causes the dog’s stomach to rotate, which is why the condition is sometimes referred to as twisted stomach. This condition can progress very quickly, so getting your dog to the vet ASAP is imperative.
Having said that, if your dog has a small drink of La Croix, he should be OK. But it’s still a good idea to watch out for any concerning symptoms.
Symptoms of Bloat in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has had a lot of La Croix to drink and develops bloat:
- Difficulty getting comfortable when lying down
- Enlargement of the abdomen
- Stomach sensitive to pressure
- Pale gums
- Excessive salivation
If your dog develops any of these symptoms, then call the vet immediate. This is a medical emergency.
Be sure to let the vet know how much La Croix your dog drank and about what time this occurred.
Rather than giving your dog La Croix to drink, it’s always best to offer him clean, fresh, cool water. This is the healthiest and best way to keep your fur baby hydrated and healthy!