Can dogs drink root beer? In most cases, the answer is no; but we will get to that in a minute. There are some instances when your dog might be able to drink some root beer and there may even be some reasons why they should. So let’s look at root beer and see what it does and doesn’t contain and then we can make an informed decision on whether or not your dog can drink it.
So Can Dogs Drink Root Beer?
The short answer is no; the long answer is, well yes but only if their life depends on it like one of these scenarios:
You’re stranded somewhere with no food or water for either of you Your dog has been severely burned (causing them to not be able to drink anything for a while)
As mentioned above, depending on your dog’s size and age, they might be able to have just a sip or two of root beer. Large breed dogs have slower metabolisms so depending on their size they may or may not have problems with the carbonation in root beer.
Older dogs usually don’t do well with carbonated beverages because they can’t swallow fast enough to keep it from coming back up causing them to choke; but since root beer doesn’t fizz too much when you open the bottle (at least compared to soda), it is less likely that they will choke if given too much at once. With that said I still wouldn’t change!
Will Root Beer hurt dogs?
Honestly, I’m not a medical doctor and this is NOT a veterinary site that gives you professional advice. So whether or not root beer will hurt your dog depends on what part of the country you live in and how much they drink.
Can dogs drink A&W root beer?
Yes, they can drink A&W root beer as long as it is in moderation. There are several other brands that your dog can safely drink but please keep in mind that there are also some brands that are not safe for dogs to drink.
What root beer has a dog on it?
A&W root beer. Just like how they say sex sells, something about a dog on the label of soda will make it sell more; who knew?
What is root beer used for in dogs?
Root beer has several uses such as: relieving an upset stomach (instead of gas drops), as a mild expectorant (for coughs), and for its diuretic function. Root beer is also used to help with circulation problems like arthritis; but please consult your vet before giving your dog anything containing alcohol.