Pineapples have long been popular to enjoy all year round! And pineapple juice has also become popular to drink. Many people find it refreshing and enjoy its sweet-sour taste on a hot summer’s day! But what happens if a dog drinks pineapple juice?
Has your dog drunk pineapple juice? Are you worried the pineapple juice will make him sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog drinks something like this.
We’ve put together some information on pineapples and pineapple juice and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Pineapple Juice?
Pineapple juice comes from the tropical pineapple fruit native to South America! However, the fruit is also grown in other places, such as the Philippines, China, Kenya, India, Indonesia, and Thailand. It’s also grown in parts of the US, such as Hawaii.
Pineapple is a tasty fruit that provides many healthy nutrients. The juice of the pineapple is also very healthy. Pineapple is rich in nutrients, including:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- B vitamins
The fruit also contains protein, fat (less than one gram!), fiber, carbs, and sugars. The manganese, copper, and vitamins B6 & C are essential for boosting the immune system, bone health, wound healing, and more. In addition, pineapple and pineapple juice also contain lots of antioxidants.
With all of these health benefits for humans, is pineapple juice safe for dogs? Can pineapple juice make a dog sick?
Pineapple Juice & Dogs
The good news is that pineapple juice is not toxic to dogs! However, we must let you know that dogs should only have a small amount of pineapple juice a day. This is because the juice contains high amounts of sugar, which can be harmful to dogs (especially those that have diabetes).
If your dog has a lick or two of pineapple juice, he should be OK! However, if your canine companion has more, it could upset his stomach. So, you’ll need to watch for symptoms, such as:
If these symptoms last longer than 12-24 hours, then it’s time to call the vet. When a dog suffers these symptoms, it’s possible for him to become dehydrated. If this happens, the vet may need to treat your dog for dehydration. They may treat your dog with IV fluids to rehydrate him again.
And if your fur baby has diabetes and drinks a lot of pineapple juice, then call the vet right away. Too much pineapple juice can be harmful to dogs with this condition.
KimKim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.
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