No, dogs cannot drink Powerade. The product contains additives, sugar and sodium that can cause your dog harm. You need not worry about your dog taking a sip or two of your Powerade. However, the safest liquid you can offer your dog is water.
|Best to avoid
|High sodium and sugar content
|Obesity and diabetes
|Upset stomach, diarrhea, abdominal pain
Why is Powerade Harmful to Dogs?
Sugar and salt (Sodium) are the two main ingredients in Powerade and the reason to avoid giving it to your dog. The nutrients in one bottle of Powerade1 may benefit humans, but that isn’t the case for dogs.
In fact, Powerade contains much more than the safe amount of sodium recommended for dogs. Consuming a lot of sodium can cause dogs sodium poisoning.
Powerade also contains excessive amounts of sugar, regular consumption of which can cause dental issues, diabetes and other serious problems.
What Can You Offer Dogs to Keep Them Well-Hydrated?
Oranges, cucumbers, and watermelons are all high in water. You can incorporate them in your dog’s diet in moderation to always keep them well-hydrated.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, dogs cannot drink Powerade Zero. Although a small slurp won’t hurt, it can still cause your dog harm if consumed regularly or excessively.
No, you should avoid giving your dog any kind of sports drink. The best drink to keep your dog hydrated is water.
You can offer your dog different kinds of food, like beef broth, to quickly hydrate them. Dehydration is a common problem in dogs and can cause harm.