Can Dogs Eat Ice?

As a dog parent, you’ve probably wondered, “what foods are safe for my dog?”. Luckily, many human foods are safe in moderation for dogs, and they can even make for a special treat for your furry friend. Ice is a great way to cool down a drink, a lunch, or keep produce fresher longer. But is this cold and crunchy treat safe for dogs to eat?

Are ice cubes safe for dogs?

In short, yes. Since it’s just frozen water, ice cubes can actually help slow down dogs who have a habit of drinking water too quickly. You can pop them in your dog’s water bowl to keep it cooler throughout a hot summer day, as well. Though, if your dog eats ice too fast, it could put them at risk for developing bloat.

Overall, if you want to treat your dog to a few ice cubes, go for it. Just try to avoid feeding them directly before or after exercise to keep them safe.

Abigail Kurten
Author: Abigail Kurten

Hi! My name's Abigail, and I intern as a Content Writer for I have one dog, a chocolate lab named Riley who's the best! My favorite breed of dog is a Bulldog or Saint Bernard, though.

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