You CAN give ice to dogs!

This was going around social media a lot last year – don’t give ice to your dog! Don’t put ice in the water! Don’t even let him LOOK at ice! (OK, maybe not that one). The fear was it causing bloat. (Here’s an article on bloat for your reading pleasure).

There is no truth to this at all.

Have you seen a dog eat snow? Was it just fine?3 legged black lab

Same concept. (But I’d make sure it isn’t yellow snow!)

It is very safe to give ice to your pet. In fact, many of us vets recommend it for overweight pets as an easy, no-calorie treat!

If it’s a hot day and you want to throw some cubes into your dog’s water bowl, go for it!

If you want to throw snowballs for your dog to catch – fantastic!

Other pet rumors and myths:

Canned cat food will not make your cat obese – actually the opposite!

Coconut oil does not have magic powers. Sorry.

Poinsettia plants will NOT kill your cat dead – although she will vomit.

Are Greenies safe to eat? Now they are!

Baby bunnies (and other wildlife) will not be abandoned after you put them back in the nest, so please do!

Cannabis, CBD’s, hemp, and medical marijuana – what’s legal, what’s real?

You are not the alpha dog – the myth of dominance

Vitamin and mineral supplements can do more harm than good

You CAN share turkey with your pet on Thanksgiving! Here’s how

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