Is It Safe For Dogs To Eat Ice Cubes?

The cool water from slowly licked ice can supplement dogs' hydration.

Hydration Aid

Gnawing ice may scrub tartar off teeth, but verify it’s not damaging enamel.

Teeth Cleaning 

 Ice cools overheated dogs from inside when it’s melted and consumed.

Hot Day Refresher

 Ice keeps some dogs happily occupied for a while when bored.

Boredom Buster

Eating ice quickly instead of licking can pose a choking hazard. Supervise.

Choking Risk 

Aggressive ice chewing could fracture teeth - know your dog's limits.

Dental Damage 

Consuming lots of ice may lower body temperature too much or reduce appetite.

Stomach Upset

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