Can Dogs Drink Gatorade?
Can Dogs Drink Gatorade? Yes, But 1 Reason Why Not!
We know the supposed to be healthy drink Gatorade and its effects when doing or finishing any physical workout. We also know no other beverage than water fights dehydration best after a powerful workout.
Still, many people swear on Gatorade as the “Power drink”, due to its different tastes you can buy. The question I want to answer in this article is; "Can dogs drink Gatorade too?"
Gatorade has not only a reputation for refreshing and restore a body after an intense workout as much more helping to fight some illnesses too.
What Is the Difference Between You and a Dog Drinking Gatorade?
Well, first off it does what it was made for in the first place, restore lost electrolytes and help to stay dehydrated and feel better when fighting an issue like diarrhea. The good taste of Gatorade gives it even more plus points.
The downside of the beverage is that Gatorade contains sugar and sodium (link). A dog’s organ system is smaller than yours or mine. As a result, he/she takes longer to process the beverage intake. So, if not given in an infrequent manner, it can cause unwanted issues. As a health oriented person you try to find a good balance to give any sugary beverage or snack to your child. You make sure he/she does not consume it too often, right? This applies to your dog too when it comes to Gatorade.
Dehydration Should Not Be Ignored at All!
Dehydration might be a common canine condition, still not to worry too much about it on the one hand, but at the same time you better take care of the issue immediately to avoid any horrid issue as shock.
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