Feeding ice cubes to dogs is fine, as long as there is no chewing or choking hazard involved. The ice cubes can be given as a treat or put in a water bowl. Freezing toys and treats in ice for dogs to chew later is also harmless.
In 2010, an online story stated an owner fed a dog ice water and it later went into distress. A veterinary surgeon later told the pet owner that the ice water caused the violent stomach spasms and bloating. However, the information provided in the story was false, according to Dr. Tina Wismer of the Animal Poison Control Center. Dr. Wismer explained bloating is caused by various factors, but not by ice water.Learn More
Dogs chew on tissue paper sometimes if they are bored, and sometimes they chew paper for the taste or texture. Some dogs just like ripping things up.Full Answer >
Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure or toxic reactions in dogs. Some dogs are more prone to developing kidney failure from the food than others, and the reason why they cause this ailment is unknown.Full Answer >
Dogs can eat lettuce. Romaine lettuce and arugula are nutritious for dogs, as are kale, Swiss chard, spinach and collard greens. While dogs can eat iceberg lettuce, that variety does not contain many nutrients.Full Answer >
Dogs cannot eat chocolate because it contains a potentially toxic compound called theobromine, which dogs are unable to metabolize efficiently. This allows theobromine to build up to dangerous levels, leading to illness or death.Full Answer >