Snapple is the best drink for while watching Netflix, birthday parties, picnics, or simple lunch or dinner. As a fur-loving parent, you must be wondering if your lovely pets can have a sip of this beverage, Can Dogs Drink Snapple? keep reading to know the answer!
What is Snapple?
Snapple is a non-alcoholic beverage that is generally a tea and juice. The following are the some flavors of Snapple:
- Green Apple
- Fruit Punch
- Melon Berry
- Orange Mango
- Strawberry Lime
- Kiwi Strawberry
- Diet Lemonade Iced Tea
Can Dogs Drink Snapple?
The very short answer is NO. The Snapple is not healthy and can be harmful to dogs (in large amounts), drinking this might lead them to have health problems like obesity, diabetes, periodontal disease, kidney problems, hypertension, and inflammation.
Snapple is made with ingredients that are harmful and can be toxic to dogs such as the following:
- High Fructose Corn Syrup (it is an extremely high source of sugar), too much sugar in dogs can result in obesity, diabetes, periodontal disease, and many more health problems.
- Large Amounts of Sodium (Salt). Salt is toxic to dogs especially if intake in large amounts. Salt Poisoning in Dogs symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, walking drunk, excessive thirst and urination, potential injury to the kidneys, tremors, seizures, coma, and even death is possible when leaving untreated.
- Artificial Flavors are not healthy and very dangerous for both human and animals (especially dogs), it is used to Hawaiian Punch to enhance the taste, however, these chemically produced flavors can produce symptoms such as intense headaches and nausea.
- Citric Acid can be found in citrus fruits and Hawaiian punch has it, the large quantities or intake of citric acid can result in central nervous system depression in dogs.
Dogs should not and never drink Snapple, if your dog accidentally drunk a small amount of it, don’t worry it won’t affect his health, however he might experience stomach ache, vomiting, or diarrhea that after a few hours will be gone and he will back to normal.
If your lovely pets shows other symptoms or the stomach ache, vomiting, and diarrhea stays for more than 12 hours it is better to call your Veterinarian or bring him to the nearest animal emergency hospital.