Dogs are so very gross sometimes, at least to their pet parents! Some dogs love nothing better than drinking out of the toilet! But what happens if the dog drinks pee out of the toilet? Can a dog get sick from doing this?
Has your dog drunk pee out of the toilet? Are you worried this will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary (and gross) when your dog drinks something like this.
In this article, we’ll take a look at pee in the toilet and whether or not it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
Pee in the Toilet
While this is a gross topic, it’s one that you need to consider. That’s especially true if your dog regularly drinks out of the toilet. It could happen one day that he accidentally drinks water and pee out of the toilet.
In addition, toilet water may contain chemicals used to help keep the toilet bowl clean and smelling fresh. These chemicals can be toxic to dogs.
Another problem is that toilet water may contain harmful bacteria that can make a dog sick. And we don’t even want to think of this, but your dog could even spread the bacteria to you if he gives you a kiss! Think about that for a minute!
So, can pee in the toilet make a dog sick?
Pee in the Toilet & Dogs
Unfortunately, it is possible for a dog to get sick from drinking pee in the toilet. As we mentioned earlier, he could become infected by bacteria lurking in the water. He could also ingest any chemicals that may be in the toilet water.
Toilet water may contain cleaners such as bleach or other solutions to keep the toilet clean. These chemicals are toxic to dogs (and other pets).
When it comes to symptoms from drinking pee in the toilet, we weren’t able to find specific symptoms that a dog could experience. However, it’s safe to say a dog could develop excessive salivation, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and more.
If your dog has drunk pee from the toilet, or you believe he has, then call the vet right away. They will be the best one to offer the advice you need for your dog.
Dogs who receive prompt treatment after drinking pee in the toilet have a great chance of making a full recovery!
JulieJulie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.
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